Sarah Geronimo, Rayver Cruz, Cristine Reyes open up about their "love triangle" in YES! March issue

The March 2011 issue of YES! is available in newsstands and bookstores nationwide


In the March 2011 issue of YES! magazine, pop star Sarah Geronimo opens up about the "love triangle" involving herself, Rayver Cruz and Cristine Reyes. The singer-actress also broke her silence on the "first real heartbreak" that she experienced because of her failed relationship with Cruz.

Citing the YES! article, reports that Geronimo and Cruz were together for a year but kept the relationship a secret because Geronimo, 22, was not yet allowed to entertain suitors. During that time, they say they were alone only twice: one time for 30 seconds and the other, for 30 minutes. They only communicated through text messages and Skype sessions, and "exchanged meaningful looks when (they passed) each other (along) the hallways of ABS-CBN," reports.

Cruz admitted that he repeatedly told Geronimo that he was willing to wait for her. "Pero alam naman nating lahat na may mga bagay na madaling sabihin pero mahirap talaga... ’Yon po ’yong pagkakamali ko, na nangako ako." ("But we all know that there are some things that are easier said than done. That was my mistake-promising.")

"Kailangan mamili ako na sa’n ba ako mas magiging masaya-sa babaeng alam kong... mas makakasama ko na masaya talaga ako? O do’n sa babaeng nagpapahintay sa akin ng limang taon, na kapag inantay ko ng limang taon, may kasiguruhan ba talaga ako na ’pag limang taon na, puwede na ba talaga?" Cruz told YES! ("I had to choose. The girl who I would be able to spend more time with and be really happy with? Or the girl who wanted me to wait for five years, and even if I did wait five years, would there be a guarantee that we would be together then?")

Knowing how difficult it might have been for Cruz to wait, Geronimo told YES!, "Sabi ko po sa kanya noon, ’Alam ko na darating ’yong panahon na may babae talaga na libre, na puwede mong makasama.’ Sabi ko, ’Okey lang ’yon sa akin, basta maging honest ka lang sa akin... ’Yon po ’yong naging kasunduan namin-pero talaga pong ano, para akong ano, winasak talaga." ("I told him I knew the time would come when he would meet a girl who can really be with him. And when that time comes, I said I’d be okay with it as long as he is honest with me... That was our agreement. But I felt so devastated.")

"Kasi po sobrang pinagkatiwalaan mo ’yong tao, na sobra ko rin po kasi siyang ’pinaglaban kina Mommy... Na-realize ko na sa bandang huli, wala lang sa kanya... Hindi naman yata ako minahal ng taong ito, parang tinapon niya lang po ako," Geronimo told YES! ("I trusted him so much and I fought for him. In the end, I realized that he might not have loved me. It was like he just threw me away.")

Geronimo’s mother told YES! that she is not totally forbidding her daughter from entertaining suitors-just not at the moment. "Nakikita kong iba siya sa mga kaedad niya na talagang exposed, na alam na nila kung paano paikot-ikot, kung paano sumuong sa ganoong relasyon at kung paano lumabas. ’Yong anak ko, hindi, e."
("I can see that she’s different compared to her peers who have been exposed (to relationships) and they know how to handle a relationship. My daughter, she’s not like that.")

She added, "Ang lalaki, kung okay siya, willing siyang maghintay. Hindi niya sisirain ang buhay ng anak ko, hindi niya sisirain ang pangarap ng anak ko. Siya pa mismo magsasabi, ’Sige, maghihintay ako.’" ("A (decent) guy will be willing to wait. He won’t destroy my daughter’s life and dreams. He will even be the one to say, ’I can wait.’")

The 39-page YES! story also includes interviews with Geronimo’s close celebrity friends Sharon Cuneta, Judy Ann Santos and Beth Tamayo, her personal assistant Anna Dasig, and her onscreen partner John Lloyd Cruz, plus Reyes’ side on the issue.


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