It has been a yr and a half since Paolo Contis’ controversial breakup with LJ Reyes, however the actor continues to get hateful feedback on social media sometimes.
However whereas he has learn and heard a few of the “worst issues” anybody can say, the actor insisted that he’s largely unbothered by these and that the general public’s scorn by no means actually received to him.
“Folks inform me, ‘Ba’t buhay ka pa?’ or ‘Mamatay ka na.’ It’s no secret that the previous yr or so has been tough. However truthfully, in case you ask me whether or not or not I get affected by different individuals’s feedback, the reply isn’t any. They don’t have anything to do with my life,” Paolo informed reporters on a current go to to the set of his upcoming film, “Ikaw at Ako.”
“The problems I have to face are very personal and I’ll repair them privately. For some cause, there are individuals who assume that what you put up is the whole fact. And what you don’t put up will need to have by no means occurred,” he stated.
In 2021, Paolo hogged present biz headlines after he unfollowed then accomplice LJ Reyes and deleted all her photographs from his Instagram account. Afterward, he was noticed in Baguio Metropolis with actress and his “A Faraway Land” main woman, Yen Santos, fueling speculations that infidelity was the explanation behind his break up with LJ.
Whereas Paolo regrets being “marupok” in the middle of his six-year relationship with LJ, he insisted in an announcement that Yen had nothing to do with it.
The furor was anticipated. However on the finish of the day, he believes that he’s accountable solely to the individuals instantly concerned within the difficulty and the family members dragged into the fray.
“I did unhealthy issues, I do know that. However to not the individuals. So why would I apologize to them? They don’t have anything to do with this … Their anger received’t undo what had already occurred. If there are individuals I have to apologize to, it’s those that are instantly concerned. And I’ll repair that privately,” he stated. “Mentally, you need to know the individuals who matter.”
Requested about whispers that there was an enchancment in Paolo and LJ’s scenario, the 38-year-old GMA 7 star stated he doesn’t wish to preempt something. “Typically, you learn one thing that isn’t what it appears. Maybe the time that I discuss in regards to the personal stuff is when issues are actually OK,” he stated.
“However the very very first thing you need to do is repair your self. You may’t apologize you probably have but to forgive your self for what you probably did earlier than,” he identified.
However all issues thought of, life for Paolo is within the means of “hopefully getting higher.” “Mas ramdam mo ang bigat earlier than. After I say people who find themselves concerned, I additionally imply household and family members who have been additionally affected,” he added. “However I’ll repair all of it one after the other, privately.”
‘My Greatest Actress’
Final November, Paolo posted on Instagram a photograph slide of him and Yen on what regarded like a dinner date to have a good time her birthday. The caption learn, ‘Comfortable Birthday My Greatest Actress!’ (Yen had simply received the Gawad Urian greatest actress trophy for “A Faraway Land.”)
Does the put up imply that he and Yen are already “Instagram official”? “What you see is what you get,” he stated. “I’m OK. There are plenty of issues that the general public shouldn’t care about.”
But when there’s one factor Paolo can’t deny, it’s the truth that he misses Summer time, his 4-year-old daughter who now lives together with her mother LJ in New York Metropolis. “I received’t cover it—I miss her. And I hope I can go to her,” he stated.
Directed by Rechie del Carmen and produced by Gutierez Celebrities and Media Manufacturing, “Ikaw at Ako” is a romantic drama anthology film that includes three tales depicting totally different levels of affection. The second story—which focuses on marriage—will probably be headlined by Paolo and Rhian Ramos. The movie additionally stars Boots Anson-Roa, Ronaldo Valdez, Phoebe Walker and Andrew Gan.
“There’s a narrative about pet love, and an aged couple coping with their closing days. Our story, Rhian and mine, will probably be about married life. The film talks in regards to the totally different processes and struggles a pair goes via,” Paolo stated.
The problem, he stated, is enjoying somebody whose persona is drastically totally different from his. “There are similarities, however Anton is extra refined in how he offers with issues. There are issues I hope I dealt with in another way, however you all the time hope to study out of your errors,” he stated. “Anton is extra subdued — removed from who I’m. However it’s the way you assault the position. You need to change issues up.”
Paolo and Rhian have labored collectively earlier than, however that is the primary time they have been paired in a drama. “I’ve already labored together with her, however just for one thing one-off or episodic. That is one thing totally different. In GMA 7, I often play villain roles in motion collection; she does dramas. So there weren’t plenty of alternatives to work together with her,” he stated.
Paolo considers Rhian a “good pal,” so that they have been comfy on the set from the get-go. “I really feel lucky to be working together with her. Magaan siya katrabaho and could be very skilled,” he stated.
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