MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Pilar Pilapil admitted that Comedy King Dolphy was her first true love and that she was ready to marry the popular comedian.
"He wanted to get married. We were together for one year ...he wanted to elope with me actually, it was very serious," she said Pilapil said in an interview for ABS-CBN's "Dolphy: Hari Ng Komedya" hosted by Korina Sanchez, which aired on Sunday.
Pilapil met Dolphy when she was only 17 after she joined Miss Philippines in 1967.
The veteran actress worked with Dolphy on the films "El Pinoy Matador," "Cyrano at Roxanne de Bergarac," "Boyoy," "Dolpe de Gulat," "Tayo Mag-Up, Up and Away" and "Mga Anak Ni Facifica Falayfay"
|Actress Pilar Pilapil
"I think it was more of mutual understanding. It was not old style of courtship," she said in the interview.
"Pinapaalam niya sa akin na gusto niya ako and that mahal niya ako. I don't remember exactly because that was many, many years ago. I don't remember the exact words he told me pero all his actions it showed," said.
Dolphy and Pilapil broke up because her parents were against the ace comedian.
"There were very negative reactions because Dolphy is much older than me. Especially my father, he's very much against it. So every taping or where I would go, every place I go my mother would be there, my brother would be there, we didn't have a chance really," Pilapil said.
"Actually we were supposed to get married but my father stopped the relationship. And I was very much in fear of my father. So I had no other choice, I was being guarded by my half-brother and you know we couldn't see each other anymore. So it was like Romeo and Juliet-type of thing. So that was when the relationship had to stop because of my father," she explained.
But even if their relationship lasted for only a year, Pilapil said she will never forget the love she shared with Dolphy.
"Just fondness, just good memories which we treasure. I'm sure he does treasure it, too. It's just good and beautiful memories. I think, the most important part of Dolphy that I cannot forget was his -- frankly -- it was his true love for me. I felt that he really loved me, that I cannot forget," she said.