MANILA – Actress Erich Gonzales finally broke her silence on why she decided to post a picture of her and her non-showbiz boyfriend after being secretive about their relationship for three years.
In an interview with “The Buzz,” which aired on Sunday, Gonzales said she was too happy that day that she just had to share their picture to the world.
“Actually that day, na-feel ko lang 'yung happiness ko, hindi ko ma-contain pinost ko siya kasama ko 'yung kapatid ko, yung mga friends ko tapos siya. Hindi niya alam. Pinuslit ko. Pero alam na niya ngayon,” she said.
Gonzales said her boyfriend, who is a businessman, is not keen about making their relationship public but he somehow softened up when he read the comments on the actress’ Instagram page.
“Binabasa ko nga sa kanya yung mga comments. Sabi ko ‘Ito yung mga comments.’ Sabi niya ‘Naku sinasabi mo lang iyan para ma-feel good [ako] kasi nag-post ka, para mag-post pa siguro tayo.’ Sabi niya ‘Last na yan ah.’ Sabi ko, ‘Pag-iisipan ko,’” she shared.
The photo shows Gonzales with her boyfriend aboard what appears to be a yacht, along with their other friends, with the caption: "Surround yourself with people who make you happy."
Gonzales met her boyfriend in 2010. In a previous interview, the actress admitted they have a 10-year age gap, but this is a non-issue for the both of them.
Gonzales said she is lucky to have a boyfriend, who is very supportive of her showbiz career.