Andrea Brillantes has finally aired her side regarding various issues involving her and her on-screen partner Seth Fedelin.
Through an Instagram Live on April 11, the "Lyric and Beat" actress set the record straight about her past romance with the actor, confirming that they indeed dated for two years and three months before breaking up in October of 2021. This means they've both been single for six months before getting into a relationship with basketball star Ricci Rivero just this April.
“I’m going to start with, ‘We broke up last year.’ Early October 'yun and it was a painful breakup, but it was a mutual decision, 'yung paghihiwalay namin. We both loved each other truly and deeply. We've learned so much from each other. But in the end, we realized na we weren’t growing as individuals," she said citing it as the cause of their split. "Lahat ng fake news at pag-a-assume niyo sa nangyari sa relasyon namin, hindi totoo 'yun. We ended on good terms at 'yun naman ang importante.”
Since their breakup, the two kept it professional and still worked closely together. “We promised each other na magpapatuloy pa rin kami sa work namin. Because we love each other as friends and we also like the company of each other as actors. At gusto namin matupad 'yung pinag-usapan namin two years ago sa mga pangarap namin," she explained.
After her revelations about their relationship, Andrea went on to address another issue: the controversial video of her crying in response to the photo of Seth celebrating New Year’s with Francine Diaz and her family.
“I admit, I made an honest mistake and that was showing my emotions online sa public. So this is why you should always think before doing something. At aaminin ko, my mind was too clouded with sorrow that I forgot to think about what will happen next or how this could affect me or [the] people around me," she explained. "I had no contact with them when I saw the picture. So I made a TikTok which made everything worse. I know na I should have asked first. I should’ve consulted my managers before posting it, or sana nanahimik na lang talaga ako."
“Sana man lang, guys, once maisip niyo na tao lang din ako and it was my first heartbreak, so hindi ko pa alam kung paano ko siya iha-handle. But I couldn’t blame you, guys, kasi never naman kami nag-out sa relationship namin. Kaya kahit masakit na sinasabi ng mga tao na wala akong karapatan kasi never naman naging kami, masakit kasi actually naging kami."
The "Saying Goodbye" actress also clarified that she didn’t have any ill intentions when she posted that video. "Wala din naman ako sinisisi. I never meant to put anyone down. Ayoko manira ng tao. Nagulat na lang din ako and I was just really hurt kasi kaibigan ko pa 'yung kasama. Pero I had no bad intentions. Hindi ko lang talaga naisip kasi I was acting based on my emotions at pagkakamali ko 'yun,” she admitted.
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When Andrea realized the impact of what she has done, she said it was too late to take it back. She decided to just use it as a lesson to never act out on impulse.
"Kaya guys, please take this lesson from me: learn to reflect, to pause, and to breathe when everything is falling out of place. Basta kapag masyado ng puno ang emosyon mo, please pause ka muna. Don’t do anything foolish. Don’t do anything without knowing the whole truth."
“Pero para sa akin naman, it is never foolish to post your emotions online. Because sadness is a natural and a valid feeling for a human being to feel. Pero kasi since we live in our generation where everything you do and say can be used against you in a negative way, you should always be cautious with your actions. Kasi whether you have good intentions, it won’t matter na once it’s out in public. Because people will always twist everything,” she added.
She also took the opportunity to thank Seth for defending her from bashers despite what happened.
"I would like to say thank you kay Seth Fedelin for speaking up. Thank you, Ali (her nickname for Seth), dahil hanggang ngayon hindi mo pa rin ako pinabayaan. Alam ko na these past few months ay napakahirap para sa ating dalawa, para sa ating lahat. And I have mad respect for you kasi kinaya mo pa rin ako ipagtanggol," she said.
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