MANILA, Philippines – More than two years after they ended their relationship, Aljur Abrenica confirmed that he and Kylie Padilla are once again dating.
Even though Kylie dated two other guys after him, Aljur said, they still have a connection and still remained friends. Aljur did not date anyone since their breakup in 2014.
The actor also explained what he thinks went wrong the first time around: "What happened sa aming dalawa kasi, nung kami ni Kylie before, we’re full of ourselves. 'Yung sentro ng mundo ay nasa amin lang. And limited 'yung time namin, so busy, may kanya-kanya kaming trabaho. And pag nagkikita kami, kami lang. In short, hindi kami nagkaroon ng panahon para mag-grow. And then, exactly, mga bata pa kami nun."
(What happened between us two, with me and Kylie before, we're full of ourselves. We were the center of our world. And our time was limited, we were so busy, we each had our own jobs. And when we'd see each other, it was just us. In short, we didn't have the opportunity to grow. And then, exactly, were were still kids then.)
When asked if he courted Kylie again, Aljur said: "We don’t verbalize it, but we always do like that... never naman nawala. Nandoon pa rin 'yung pagmamahal. So, hindi siya nawala. Walang pag-uusap na 'Sige, tayo na ulit?'"
(We don't verbalize it, but we always do like that... it never went away. The love is still there. So it didn't go away. There was no conversation where we said, 'Okay, it's us again?')
He said that they would often meet up and talk for hours and that's when they realized that they still loved each other. "Now is the right time para officially makapagbalikan [kami] (Now is the right time for us to officially be back together)," he said.
Promises, speaking to Robin Padilla
Aljur also told Pep what he could promise Kylie now that they are back together "Ang gusto ko lang naman, Kylie, makasama kang mag-grow, spiritually, emotionally, physically, sa lahat ng aspeto ng buhay. Sa lahat ng pinagdaanan, na-realize ko na masaya akong kasama ka."
(All I want, Kylie, is to grow with you, spiritually, emotionally, physically, in all aspects of life. After everything that we've been through, I realized that I'm happy with you.)
He added that they were still young when they were together before, but there is a better understanding between them now.
"What I can promise is... hanggang sa tumanda kami, hindi kami tatanda. Tatanda lang kami physically, but by heart, hindi," he added.
(What I can promise is... until we grow old, we won't grow old. We'll only grow old physically, but by heart, we won't.)
Aside from Kylie, Aljur will have to talk to her family as well, including her dad, Robin Padilla.
On speaking to Robin about the relationship and any possible misgivings Robin might have on their reunion, Aljur said: “Whatever happened before, it’s the past. And I'm presenting myself again, na I have to take care of his daughter.
"And whatever me and Kylie agreed, we realized how much we miss and love each other. Two years na tiniis ko 'yun. Hindi naman siya talaga nawala (I withstood that for two years. I didn't really go away).
"There’s a lot of realizations, so I’m excited na mabigyan kami [ni Robin] ng pagkakataon na makapag-usap (for Robin and I to get the chance to talk).”
Aljur, 26, and Kylie, 23, recently spent time together in Japan. Aljur posted a few of their photos together on his Instagram.
#shimokitazawa A photo posted by Aljur Abrenica (@ajabrenica) on Oct 31, 2016 at 2:52am PDT
Di ako masyadong nakapag post sa Japan dahil sinulit ko talaga oras ko kasama siya. Ito ang first ramen namin sa isa sa mga probinsya ng Japan A photo posted by Aljur Abrenica (@ajabrenica) on Nov 3, 2016 at 1:09am PDT