Lea Salonga has finally revealed why former leading man Aga Mulach always calls her as "the one that got away."
In interview in "Magandang Buhay" last Friday, July 28, the Broadway legend shared that their romance always had "bad timing".
She explained, "Kasi when we were shooting 'Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal', ako 'yung may boyfriend sa totoong buhay. Noong 'Sana Maulit Muli'...during the first part [of shooting], umiiyak iyak [si Aga] because he had just broken up with a girlfriend and then naghiwalay muna [kami] because he had another movie to make and I had a musical."
She continued, "So, [when] we started doing 'Sana Maulit Muli' again, nagka-girlfriend ulit. Ako naman 'yung single."
All these things, and the fact that they are now both happily married to other people -- Lea with Robert Chien and Aga with Charlene Gonzales -- made the actress believe that her relationship with Aga is better off on-screen.
She said, "Hindi kami meant in real life. We are not meant to be in real life, we are meant to be...on-screen, good friends, partners. The partnership works because walang complication, walang drama behind-the-scenes."
"We're better off as friends. We're better off as really good friends, so we can make you people kilig."