WATCH: Ciara Sotto moves on from split with husband

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 27 2016 03:44 PM

MANILA - Actress Ciara Sotto confirmed on Wednesday that she and estranged husband, businessman Jojo Oconer are now on speaking terms, months after she confirmed that she moved back to her parents Senator Tito Sotto and Helen Gamboa.

"Medyo friends na naman kami. Hindi naman kami enemies, medyo nag-uusap naman kami. At kung gusto niya makita 'yung anak namin ay nakikita naman niya, so 'yun ang okay doon," Sotto said in an interview on the morning talk show "Magandang Buhay."

Sotto, who married Oconer in 2010, gave birth to their son Vincezo Xose in March last year.

"Ang importante lang habang lumalaki siya ay may relationship sila," she added. 

After almost six years of marriage, Ciara decided to leave her husband, hinting at instances of cheating.

"Para kasing ayaw mo lang i-tolerate, so parang okay na ako doon, parang hindi ko lang kaya na na-disrespect ako at 'yung family ko," she said.

"Feeling ko nabastos ako bilang nanay, bilang katrabaho, bilang babae," she added. 

After what happened, Sotto said she is now doing okay and just happy to be with her family and her son.

"Wala na, okay na kasi ako. 'Yung anak ko lang talaga ang nagpapasaya sa akin at 'yung buong family ko, parents ko. Thankful talaga ako," said Sotto, who bared that she just woke up one day feeling that she already moved on from the heartbreak.

Because of what she went through, Sotto said she realized that she's strong woman. "Kaya ko," she said. "I can be alone."

She also shared that moving on was easy for her because of her parents.

"Ini-imagine ko kung hindi ako doon tumuloy talagang mag-isa lang kami ng anak ko baka malungkot nga, kasi siyempre sanay ka na palagi kang masaya," she added.

Asked of her message to women who are in the same situation, Sotto replied: "Laban, huwag magpapatalo and kapit lang kay Lord, kailangang nagdarasal palagi kay God, siya lang talaga ang makaka-heal sa iyo."

Sotto said her priority now is her son. She also stressed that she's not yet ready for a new relationship or even to go out on a date.