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After her split with Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla of Cavite, actress Jodi Sta. Maria has said that she is not ready to date again.
“No. I’m not yet ready to date,” said Sta. Maria, when asked if she has moved on from the split, during an interview on “Tonight With Boy Abunda” on ABS-CBN.
Asked about lessons learned from the failed relationship, Sta. Maria said: “Loving yourself isn’t selfish at all. It’s about knowing your values and your worth as a woman.
“We should never apologize for having high standards in love, because the right man, or the man who really wants to be in your life will rise up to meet those standards,” she said.
When asked if she is happy, the actress said: “Well, I believe I am, yes.”
Sta. Maria appeared on the late-night show to promote her new film “The Achy Breaky Hearts” which also stars Ian Veneracion and Richard Yap. It will be shown on June 26.
Revilla, 28, has said in a statement released through entertainment website PEP that their break-up was a mutual decision.
“Yes, it’s true. It was a mutual decision. I wish her the best. Kailangan ko mag-focus sa responsibilidad ko sa Cavite,” said Revilla, son of Senator Bong Revilla and Lani Mercado, newly elected mayor of Bacoor, Cavite.
Sta. Maria, 34, confirmed her relationship with the younger Revilla in 2012.
ABS-CBN has said that rumors about the split initially surfaced when Revilla accidentally shot himself on the chest back in February 2015 following the arrest of his father.
But it seemed that the two have already settled their differences. They were spotted at a local cafe on June 10.
On June 21, Sta. Maria confirmed that she and Revilla had called it quits. She refused to reveal details of the breakup but she said that they remain friends.
Prior to Revilla, Sta. Maria was in a relationship with Pampi Lacson Jr., son of Senator Panfilo Lacson Sr. They have a son named Thirdy.