Maja on Matteo-Sarah 'romance': I'm not surprised
Actress tight-lipped on current relationship
MANILA -- Maja Salvador said she was not surprised when reports surfaced that her ex-boyfriend, Matteo Guidicelli, is now supposedly in a relationship with her former co-star, Sarah Geronimo.
Salvador was asked on the rumored romance Thursday at the sidelines of a press conference for her new film, "Status: It's Complicated," which hits theaters on November 6.
"Dapat maging happy po tayo," the 25-year-old actress said of Guidicelli and Geronimo's alleged relationship. "'Diba, ang love, dapat sine-share 'yan sa isang taong espesyal talaga sa'yo, and kung nahanap nila 'yon sa isa't-isa, spread natin ang love."
Rumors romantically linking Geronimo and Guidicelli surfaced early this year, when the actor was reported to be the only showbiz personality seen at Geronimo's private birthday party in July. This followed his guest stint on her US concert series in the previous month.
Both Kapamilya stars have since become evasive of questions on their supposed romantic ties. While they would not deny the rumored relationship, both Geronimo and Guidicelli would also not confirm it.
Salvador confirmed her separation from Guidicelli in August 2012, after a one-year relationship. At the time, the actress maintained they split amicably and that there was no third party involved.
Asked Thursday if she was surprised to learn of Guidicelli's alleged new relationship, Salvador said, "Hindi, hindi na po. Kasi dati, na-link naman na po sila."
The "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" star was referring to the 24-year-old actor expressing admiration for Geronimo as early as 2010, a year before they went on to co-star in the film "Catch Me, I'm in Love."
In the romantic-comedy movie, the two also starred alongside actor Gerald Anderson, Salvador's current boyfriend and Geronimo's erstwhile suitor.
On this apparent "switching" of partners, Salvador said, "Maliit lang naman po 'yung mundo namin, and hindi naman po namin 'yun plinano."
"May mga bagay na hindi po natin hawak na magugulat nalang tayo na nangyayari, na nandoon na tayo sa sitwasyon na 'yon," she said.
No comment on Gerald
In tackling questions about her own relationship, Salvador is playing a similar tune as Guidicelli and Geronimo. She appealed for privacy whenever Anderson and their alleged misunderstandings were brought up.
Salvador dodged several questions about the relationship, ranging from the alleged disapproval of Anderson's parents of her, to whether she feels insecure of the actor's on-screen partners.
"Sorry po, alam niyo naman ako... Ang love life, sa akin, kung pwedeng sa akin lang, sa akin lang po. Sorry," she said.
"Hindi po sa nagiging madamot ako sa mga sagot, pero alam niyo naman pong very private ako pagdating sa aking love life. Kasi nga po, hindi naman siya parte ng ating trabaho," Salvador added.
As for her message to fans who have expressed support for her and Anderson, despite the initial criticisms over the couple's severed ties with actress Kim Chiu, Salvador appealed for understanding for her hesitation to open up about her relationship.
"Thank you, salamat po. Maraming minsan, gusto maging updated, pero pagpasensiyahan niyo na po. Feeling ko hindi... May mga bagay na pwede naming i-share, may mga bagay na sana sa amin nalang din, para may matira naman sa amin," she said.