Myrtle Sarrosa opens up about breakup with Brian Poe Llamanzares

Alexa Villano
Myrtle Sarrosa opens up about breakup with Brian Poe Llamanzares
Myrtle talks about season 2 'Your Face Sounds Familiar,' plus, she admits she used to have a crush on co-star Sam Concepcion

MANILA, Philippines – Former Pinoy Big Brother Teen season 4 winner and Star Magic Angels member Myrtle Sarrosa said that she has finally moved on from her failed relationship with Brian Poe Llamanzares, the son of Senator Grace Poe. (READ: ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’ season 2 celebrity contestants revealed)

In an interview with reporters at the press conference of Your Face Sounds Familiar,  Thursday, September 3, Myrtle said that she is very happy for him.

Oo, naka move on,” Myrtle said.

“I’m just very happy for him. Naka move on na rin ako. He was just a chapter of my life and now we’re on to another page,” she said, 

Myrtle said that she only decided to speak up about their breakup recently because she really wanted to keep everything private.

“He was my first boyfriend. Gusto ko lang (I just wanted) to keep it within the two of us,” she said.

She once again clarified that the breakup had nothing to do with her decision to become part of the Star Magic Angels.

Hindi naman naging factor yung pagpapa-sexy sa aming break up. Kasi siya mismo he was very supportive sa akin. Mahilig ako mag-workout…I just want to be fit for myself,” she said.

(Going sexy never was a factor in our break up. in fact, he was very supportive. I just love to work out…I just want to be fit for myself.)

When asked about the reason for their separation, Myrtle attributed it to lack of time for each other. 

Wala kaming time and it was not the right time. Kasi pareho kaming bata-bata and yung mali sa timing namin, parang ang daming nangyayari sa mga buhay namin,” she explained.

(We did not have the time, and it was not the right time. We were both very young and the timing was wrong, there were so many things happening in our lives.)

Myrtle also clarified that she never dated Brian just because he was Grace Poe’s son, and that she loved him for his personality. 

On Sam Concepcion

Myrtle admitted that she used to have a crush on Sam Concepcion, who is one of her co-contestants in Your Face Sounds Familiar. Sam is the ex-boyfriend of Jasmine Curtis-Smith, who is now being linked to Brian. (READ: Brian Poe Llamanzares surprises Jasmine Curtis Smith at ‘My Fair Lady’ presscon)

Noong bata pa ako, idol ko na si Sam. Nung Little Big Star time pa, crush ko siya nung time na iyon,” she said. (When I was still young, I already look up to Sam. During his Little Big Star days, I had a crush on him.)

Asked if she still has a crush on Sam, Myrtle said: “Napapa-believe niya lang ako in every performance. Kaya hangang-hanga ako sa kanya.”  (He really impresses me in every performance. I really admire him.)

In an interview with reporters at the My Fair Lady press conference where he surprised actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Brian also spoke about Myrtle. 

“My last relationship was a career kind of thing. She was busy, I was busy. We really didn’t have time. And I know Jasmine’s very busy and I’m extremely busy now. But all it takes is a little understanding,” he said. – with reports from Vernise L. Tantuco/


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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.