With her wedding only days away, Coleen Garcia assures everyone that she has no regrets about marrying young.
“A lot of people [were] telling me before to enjoy first ‘yung freedom ko, kasi siyempre medyo bata ‘di ba para magpakasal. But you know, I feel more free with Billy (Crawford). I feel like I can be myself more with him,” she said in an interview with PUSH.
The “Sin Island” star shared that her fiance brings out the best in her, saying, “Imbis na tino-tone down ko ‘yung sarili ko, I feel like he’s amplifying me even more. Kumbaga, there are days na tamad ako, days na I’m discouraged - siya pa ‘yung nagsasabi na, ‘Love, you should go spend more time with your friends. You should experience new things also kahit wala ako.’”
“Instead of holding me back, siya pa nag-e-encourage sa akin to experience new things and to really put myself out there,” she added.
And though many would have a problem with a 10-year age gap between two people in a relationship, Coleen, 25, sees it as a good thing.
“I love that I’m with somebody that’s so experienced already, who’s been through so much in life to the point na I don’t have to worry about certain things kasi may mga bagay na pinagdaanan na niya,” she explained. “So he’s able to give me advice especially since he’s been in the industry for more than 30 years also. He’s lived all over the world. He’s lived in the States, in Paris, he’s really been everywhere so it helps. It really helps.”
Coleen and Billy are set to wed this Friday, April 20. They were engaged in December of 2016.