MANILA – Nadine Lustre is still in the process of moving on after the passing of her younger brother early this month.
For the first time since her brother died, Lustre agreed to an interview where she shared how she and her family are coping with the tragedy.
Speaking to ABS-CBN News’ Jeff Fernando, Lustre said: “Medyo nasa healing stage pa. Siyempre hindi naman po ganun kadaling mag-move on.”
That's why Lustre is grateful for her boyfriend, actor James Reid, who never left her side.
“Nung bago pa lang, ang hirap. 'Yung emotions ko hindi ko ma-control and then siyempre 'yung pag-iisip ko medyo [magulo na rin]. Sobrang stressful. Happy ako na nandiyan siya, hindi siya napapagod na mag-support lang sa akin,” she said.
Reid, for his part, vowed to continue supporting Lustre no matter what happens.
“She’s been doing good. It’s not easy what she’s going through so this kind of thing really just takes time and patience,” he said.
Asked how the death of her brother changed her relationship with her family, Lustre said: “Mas nagkikita po kami ngayon, bonding, nagce-celebrate ng mga birthdays.”
As a matter of fact, Lustre’s family are now with the couple in Japan where they will celebrate the actress’ 24th birthday.
After losing her brother, Lustre also shared that she will be taking a temporary break from her work commitments.
“Parang huwag muna. Pero very thankful po ako kasi pumayag naman ang ‘Showtime.’ Actually in-expect nila na hindi na ako magpapasikat pero sabi ko, the show must go on. Ayaw ko rin naman iwan sila Ate Anne. Gusto ko din naman sumuporta so after ng Magpasikat Week, pumayag naman po sila,” she said.