Maja Salvador on moving on from Gerald, rekindling friendship with Kim
MANILA, Philippines – Maja Salvador said that she has moved on from ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson, during a press conference for her concert, MAJAsty.
The 27-year-old actress, singer, and dancer said that although she and Gerald talk to each other, they haven't gotten past the "awkward stage" of the breakup. The former couple was together for two years before they decided to take a break in April.
Maja shared to the press after the conference that Gerald greeted her during her birthday on October 5, and she thanked him. "Pero parang diba nasa awkward stage pa naman din kasi kami, na parang ano bang dapat pag-uusapan? Pero unit-unti [kaming magiging on speaking terms]."
(But we're still at the awkward stage right, in the sense like what should we talk about? But we'll be on speaking terms little by little.)
And while it's too early to tell whether they can truly be friends again, Maja said that she's open to the possibility. "Nandoon lang kami sa stage ngayon na medyo parang ang awkward pang maging friends talaga kasi siyempre ilang – buwan na ba? Ilang buwan na ba?" Maja said, laughing.
(We're at that stage right now that it's still awkward to be friends because it's only been – is it months already? How many months has it been?)
There's no doubt though, that she's moved on. Maja repeatedly dropped to a curious press that she's currently texting someone, but it's too early for her to tell if it's going to go anywhere.
Maja is already being linked to the people she's working with, including Ang Probinsyano co-star Coco Martin, and MAJAsty guest performers Piolo Pascual and Paulo Avelino. Maja works with Piolo on the variety show ASAP 20 too and Maja will star with in a movie with Paulo, which will be released in 2016.
Maja also revealed that she and Gerald already had their closure when they broke up. "Kasi ano naman yan eh, ang breakup kasi sa akin hindi naman agad diba? Ano yan eh ilang buwan bago talaga mafinalize na, wala na, breakup, pero pagdating – pag nakipagbreak ako alam ko na wala na din talaga."
(Because a breakup, for me, doesn't happen right away right? It happens over months before it gets finalized, that it's over, breakup, but when – when I break up with someone, I know that it's really over.)
She also said that e won't give her relationship with Gerald a second chance, simply saying, "'Di kasi po ako ganoon eh." (I'm not like that.)
Maja also spoke about her friendship with Kim Chiu, who she had a falling out with after she started dating Gerald, because he dated Kim before Maja. The 3 reconciled in April 2014.
Maja said during the conference that when she and Kim see each other today, it's as if nothing happened. Sometimes, people will look at her and Kim because they don't understand what they find so funny. "Paunti-unti, sabi ko nga po, unti-unti namin binubuo, pero ayun, tingnan natin."
(Little by little, like I said, we're making our friendship whole little by little, but we'll see.)
"May mga bagay kasi na kaming dalawa lang ni Kim na nakakaalam at nakakaintindi, kaya siguro yung hindi nawala talaga yung friendship," added Maja.
(There are some things that only Kim and I know and understand, I guess that's why the friendship didn't completely disappear.)
When someone commented on her postive attitude towards Kim and her ex-boyfriend Gerald, Maja replied that she can't blame anyone for the choices she made. "Yung mga pinasok ko na relasyon, ginusto ko naman yun eh, and wala akong dapat isisi sa ibang tao dahil it's my choice. Ako yun, ako yung may desisyon na mapunta sa ganong sitwasyon kaya anuman yung resulta ng mga pinasok ko na sitwasyon na 'yon, hindi ko pwedeng isisi sa iba, kasi it's my own choice," she said.
(The relationships that I entered were my choice, I wanted them, and I shouldn't blame other people because it's my choice. It was me, I made the decision that led to the situation so whatever the result of entering that situation was, I can't blame others because it's my own choice.)
After the conference, Maja told reporters that whatever weight she felt during her falling out with Kim is equal to the lightness she feels when they can laugh together now as if nothing happened.
It was probably the concern they felt for each other during the falling out that made it so easy to be friends again, Maja said. "Siguro sa relasyon na magkaibigan hindi magiging buo ang samahan niyo yung pagkakaibigan niyo kung di kayo dumaan sa isang matinding pagsubok din, at kami ni Kim, nalampasan namin 'yun, 'di man kami kung paano kami dati, pero happy ako na minsan magkatext kami or minsan, pag nagkita kami, parang walang nangyari."
(I guess in a relationship between friends, your friendship won't be whole until you go through difficulties, and me and Kim, we've gotten past that, we may not be the same as we were before, but I'm happy that we text sometimes, or sometimes when we see each other, it's like nothing happened.)
Maja's MAJAsty concert will be on November 13 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Aside from Piolo and Paulo, her guest performers include Kakai Bautista, Rayver Cruz, Enchong Dee, JC De Vera, and Enrique Gil. – Rappler.com
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