Barbie Imperial cleared up speculations that she and ex boyfriend Diego Loyzaga have gotten back together, following their recent social media exchange on Instagram.
The exchange, which happened around mid-March, is just a form of "kulitan" since they're friends, according to the actress.
"Okay po kasi kami. Hindi naman po kami magka-away pero hindi naman po kami nagbalikan. Friends lang, friends. Kulitan lang," she clarified during her "Magandang Buhay" guesting today, April 1.
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While the "Goodbye Girl" actress has been open about her breakup with Diego, it was only in the show that she became transparent about what she went through for the first time.
Recalling the first few days after they broke up, Barbie said she bottled up all the pain to herself before breaking the news to her mom. "Parang hinintay ko ng one week, sinolo ko talaga 'yung breakup. As in nasa kuwarto lang ako, sobrang lungkot ko talaga."
"Ako kasi alam ko po talaga kapag nasasaktan ako, mas doble ang sakit para sa nanay ko. So kinimkim ko muna mag-isa, tapos noong medyo kaya ko ng kaunti, doon ko sinabi kay mama. At saka noong sigurado nang break na talaga," she explained.
A firm believer that time heals all wounds, Barbie said she's happy that she took her own pace while moving on.
"Ako po kasi naniniwala talaga ako na 'yung power ng time na maghi-heal ka talaga. Hindi mo siya kailangang madaliin; darating at darating talaga siya. So patience lang talaga na everyday sasabihin mo sa sarili mo na magiging okay din," she said.
It also helped that her mom constantly reminded her that there's still a lot in store for her in life.
"Noong nag-break kami ni Diego. siguro two weeks na sa kuwarto ko siya natutulog [si Mama]. And palagi niyang ina-advice sa akin na pray lang at nire-remind niya ako na bata pa ako marami pang mangyayari sa life ko," she recalled. "'Yung pain, part kasi siya ng pagiging tao at 'di ka magiging ikaw ngayon kung hindi sa pain na na-experience mo sa past."
Three months post-breakup, the actress can finally say she's now in a happier place: "Ngayon po siyempre sobrang happy na talaga ako. Finally, after three months ng breakup namin I am okay na, happy.”
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