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Angelica admits she has not recovered from JLC breakup

Angelica Panganiban

ACTRESS Angelica Panganiban has admitted that she has not completely recovered from her failed relationship with John Lloyd Cruz.

“Slight na lang. Kasi mga four hours na akong hindi umiiyak. Ito ang pinakamatagal ko kaya iba ‘yung look ko ngayon.

Minsan kasi – sikat ’di ba? Ang daming billboard. Kapag nakita ko, ano ba iyan, ‘yan na naman, maiiyak na naman ako,” said Panganiban, during an interview in “Gandang Gabi Vice” aired over ABS-CBN.

Cruz and Panganiban have called it quits on Jan. 16, 2016, after more than three years of being in a relationship.

Panganiban, 29, also told the ace comedian that it was Cruz who would usually make the first text.

“S’ya yang nauuna mag-text. Noong umpisa parang broken na broken ka. Ang dami mo pang gustong sabihin. Ang sakit-sakit naman nito. Tama ba ’yung desisyon natin?” the actress recalled.

Asked how she stays positive, Panganiban told Vice Ganda: “Pabaliw na nga eh.”

Panganiban, 29, has said that she never opens up her love life to her family or friends.

“Kasi hindi ako nag-o-open up sa kaibigan ko, sa pamilya ko. So nung nakita ko ‘yung sarili ko na ganun, parang, ‘Huy girl, tama na. Nakakaawa ka na. Down na down ka na. Bangon,’” said Panganiban, as she got emotional.

Vice Ganda embraced her and said that he did not want to see his guests crying on his show. “Pero para sa TV ratings sige lang,” the ace comedian said in jest.

Panganiban, who appears in the weekly gag show “Banana Sundae,” hopes that her next boyfriend will not be a popular actor.

“Lesson learned talaga, huwag sikat. Kung gusto mong artista, ‘yung laos or ‘yung feeling mong wala nang direction, ‘yung parang walang masyadong papel sa mundo, tulala lang. ‘Yun ang hinahanap ko ngayon, ‘yung lalaking tulala,” she said.

Panganiban revealed that she still avoids places that are memorable for her and Cruz.

“Nung una hindi talaga [ako pumupunta sa mga napuntahan naming lugar] kasi nag-Bali ako, tapos may stopover na Hong Kong. Grabe, pag labas ko pa lang, parang nilamon ako tapos umiiyak talaga ako mag-isa tapos natatawa ako. Para akong tanga kasi umiiyak ako habang naglalakad tapos umupo na ako tapos tumatawa ako habang umiiyak,” she added.

Months after they went on separate ways, they still text each other, she said.

Panganiban said that she has not deleted her happy photos with Cruz on her social media account.

“Siguro wala akong bitterness. Wala akong ill feelings sa kahit kanino. Hindi talaga [ako galit sa kanya]. Kasi ’di ba hindi n’yo na na-save ‘yung relationship n’yo as a couple, why not save your relationship bilang magkaibigan?” she said.

Panganiban also said that she does not regret being with Cruz. “Walang katumbas ‘yung sayang ‘yun sa nangyaring paghihiwalay n’yo. Malungkot lang, pero lagi n’yong iisipin na kung bakit naging ganung kasakit, kasi naging ganun ka kasaya. ‘Yun ang nagma-matter, ‘yung pinagsamahan n’yo, ‘yung saya, ‘yung respeto na binigay n’yo sa isa’t isa,” she added.

Aside from Cruz, Panganiban was previously in relationships with actors Derek Ramsay and Carlo Aquino. She was also linked to actor J.B. Magsaysay.

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