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‘Forgiveness is a work in progress’: LJ Reyes admits forgiving Paolo Contis is not easy

LJ has found much-needed privacy in New York after the controversial split

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Humility Javier

10/14/2021 in News
‘Forgiveness is a work in progress’: LJ Reyes admits forgiving Paolo Contis is not easy

She's getting there. Since LJ Reyes’ headline-grabbing split with Paolo Contis, the actress has recently revealed if she's forgiven her ex-partner and how life is for her and her kids now in New York.

In a report by PEP published Tuesday, October 12, LJ gave a no-nonsense answer when asked whether she’s forgiven Paolo or not.

“Forgiveness is a work in progress,” LJ said. “Hindi madaling ibigay ang forgiveness, ‘di ba? Lahat naman tayo, we get hurt, we get angry, but you work on it every day to forgive people, yourself, or whoever. You pray about it.”

“For me, hindi kasi siya madaling bagay na ibigay, so surrender lang talaga kay God. And I'm working on it,” she added.

Following the controversial breakup, LJ moved to New York with her son Aki and Summer, her two-year-old daughter with Paolo. They are currently staying with LJ’s mother and sister.

According to LJ, Aki and Summer are “adjusting very well”.

She detailed, “Aki goes to face-to-face classes here, para naman ma-experience niya ‘yung normal na buhay ulit.”

While in New York, LJ remains grateful for her family, friends, and the Filipino community there.

"You know, surprisingly, walang nagtanong sa akin or mention anything about my personal life. Ang sinasabi lang nila, 'We're so happy na makita ka namin. We just wanna let you know na we support you,'” she said of meeting Filipinos in New York.

Last September 1, LJ tearfully confirmed her breakup with Paolo, after being together for six years, on Boy Abunda’s YouTube show “The Interviewer”. A week later, Paolo admitted that he cheated on LJ in a lengthy Instagram post.

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