Robi Domingo admitted that he’s a “seloso” boyfriend to his partner Maiqui Pineda, but knows where to draw line.
He made the confession on the first episode of good friend Kathryn Bernardo’s “TGIS” for her Youtube channel, where they got to talking about life and relationships.
The actor/host recalled not knowing what to do whenever Maiqui would hang out with a group of friends that included some of her exes.
“Dati may pagkakataon na... kasi close siya sa kanyang circle of friends na nandoon ‘yung mga exes niya. And ako, hindi ko kayang lunukin 'yun. Tapos minsan wala pa 'ko doon, kasi barkada nights. Parang napa-praning ako, 'Anong gagawin ko pare, bro? Tatawagan ko ba?' Kapag tinawagan ko masyado naman akong [controlling],” he shared.
But he eventually learned to trust that Maiqui would know what to do and what not to do when he's not around.
“Ang iniisip ko na lang, pabayaan ko na lang,” he added. “Pabayaan na lang kita, kasi maliban sa trust kita, kapag may ginawa kang mali, ang repercussions, alam mo naman.”
In this interview, Robi also revealed that he and Maiqui initially didn’t like each other, because they weren’t each other’s type, but love found them anyway.
“Initially, hindi namin type ang isa't isa. Ako mahilig ako sa chinita... [But] I fell in love constantly with her. Kasi there's another world na nakikita ko sa kanya. And also, she puts my feet down. 'Yun yung pinakamasarap na pakiramdam kapag kasama ko si Maiqui. Everything's real, pero lahat ng pangarap ko parang natupad ko sa kanya,” he said.
For Robi, love isn’t something that a person can just decide on. When things started going well for him and Maiqui, it just fell almost naturally and he knew they were right for each other.
“Ang paniniwala ko, love is serendipitous. Kapag dumating yung tamang tao sa tamang panahon, for me, 'yun 'yung perfect love. Kasi puwedeng dumating ‘yung tamang tao, pero marami ka pang kagustuhan before, iba ‘yung priorities mo, iba ‘yung responsibilities mo. May mga gusto ka pang maabot sa sarili mo lang, and that's okay. May dumarating din na pagkakataon, pero hindi naman siya ‘yung perfect na tao, ‘yung tamang tao para sa 'yo. 'Pag naghalo na yung dalawang konseptong 'yun—timing at right person—then I think 'yun na 'yun. And I think 'yun ‘yung meron sa amin,” he explained.
When asked if he sees himself settling down with Maiqui soon, Robi answered, “We've been talking about it for quite some time now, lalong lalo na we're not getting any younger. And 'yun naman ‘yung mga inaayos ko na ngayon.”
He also told Kathryn that he wouldn’t forget to tell her when he pops the question to Maiqui and that he's looking forward to it. “So, in the coming years, you would be one of the first people who would know kung I would be bending the knee. I'm so excited for that one.”
Watch their full conversation here:
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