Angelica declares: 'I am single and happy'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 12 2016 05:06 AM | Updated as of Nov 12 2016 02:55 PM

MANILA - Angelica Panganiban was the newest celebrity guest to enter the "Pinoy Big Brother" house. The star of the upcoming film "The Unmarried Wife" was tasked to judge the clothes the housemates put together in an "ukay-ukay" shopping spree challenge. 

But before that, he had a chat with Kuya, the showrunner. And after feeling awkward as she was quizzed on a number of questions about her film, Panganiban quipped: "Bakit para akong papasok sa preso? Ang dami niyong tanong ah!" 

She added: "Female. 30. November 4, 1986. Single." 

"Pero happy?" Kuya interjected, to which Panganiban replied: "Oo naman." 

Panganiban has been rumored in recent weeks to have gotten back together with actor John Lloyd Cruz. They broke up early this year, ending their three-year relationship. 

In an interview at the sidelines of an earlier press conference for her film, Panganiban shared that she and Cruz have maintained their friendship even after they parted ways.

“Siguro ang masasabi ko lang ay masaya ako ngayon and masaya siya. Magkaibigan kami at alam nating lahat na halos imposible sa dalawang tao na nagkaroon ng relasyon ang maging magkaibigan in the end,” she said.

“Siguro isa 'yun sa mga bagay na proud kami dahil kahit gaano kahirap -- may struggle siyempre sa umpisa kung paano ma-maintain 'yung friendship -- pero tulad nga ng sinabi natin, nagmahalan kayo dati. Bakit naman kailangang mauwi sa away?” she added.