MANILA -- Singer Iñigo Pascual has apologized to Maris Racal for breaking her heart.
Appearing on "Magandang Buhay" on Monday, Pascual explained that he could not just give his all for their relationship.
"We talked about it maturely. I could never say anything bad about Maris. To be honest, about the whole thing that happened, she's ready to give everything, her all. It's just sad that it had to be the situation that it was. I could say if I were to love somebody I would give my all and it's just sad that I couldn't do that. I was heartbroken. That was the situation that we had and I felt bad as well," Pascual said.
Last July, Racal admitted on "Tonight With Boy Abunda" that Pascual broke her heart.
"But before she was on TWBA, she was actually messaging me saying 'good luck and congratulations' because that was two days after I left for the States. At that time, medyo magulo pa nga ang mga bagay-bagay between the two of us but we were able to talk about it. I'm glad that the things are the way they are right now," Pascual added on Monday.
According to Racal, she was the one who told Pascual that they had to clear things about their relationship. This was last December.
"Klaruhin na natin kasi nahihirapan din talaga ako that time," she said. "Pinag-uusapan namin talaga. Kasi ang gulo rin po talaga. Parang nahihirapan kami sa reality at sa kung ano ang dapat gawin. Maayos 'yon na pag-uusap. We were able to express our emotions and 'yung mga bottled feelings na hindi namin nailalabas. At least mas naging clear.
"At yung question ni Tito Boy na 'did Inigo break your heart?' I wanted to answer 'no' kasi siyempre we moved on na and then ayaw ko namang maging bad 'yung name ni Inigo or masiraan siya nationwide. Kasi gusto kong i-answer na 'yes pero okay na' ganun po, kasi ayaw kong magsinungaling po," Racal explained.
Pascual then apologized to Racal for what happened.
"I'm just really grateful honestly for whatever we have and I want to say sorry. I mean we went through a lot together and I could never say bad about Maris no matter what happened. ...I always say handa siyang ibigay lahat and I just couldn't do the same and that made me sad as well. It also made me heartbroken as well," Pascual said.
But Racal stressed that she's happy for Pascual.
"Nakakatuwa po dahil nag-sorry na siya talaga. Nakita ko rin na hirap din siyang magbigay sa relationship. Mas okay 'yung choice niya, 'yung career na pinili niya. Kasi hindi ba dream mo 'yon na maging international singer, makilala as a singer sa buong mundo and I'm very happy na pinili mo 'yon actually. Walang bitterness," Racal said.
Their love team started during "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" in 2014 when Piolo Pascual visited the PBB house and teased Racal to his son.