Barbie Imperial, star of ‘The Goodbye Girl,’ shares the truth about her relationship with Diego Loyzaga.
The 23-year-old actress confirmed to ABS-CBN News in an exclusive interview that she and Diego Loyzaga had officially broken up, putting to rest rumours about their relationship that have been swirling since Diego left to the United States without her last month.
The Goodbye Girl did not go into specifics about what transpired during the breakup during the exclusive interview, but she did say that it was an amicable split. Last December, Diego and Barbie had just celebrated their first anniversary as a couple.
Barbie spoke on breakups and why some people choose not to face the person with whom they’ve just broken up with during the mediacon.
“One of the hardest goodbyes is one you don’t see coming. Yung hindi mo na-anticipate na yun na yung last time na makikita mo yung taong yun. For me yun ang pinakamahirap na goodbye. Yun for me ang mahirap. Yung hindi mo alam na mangyayari kasi hindi ka ready. But, ganun talaga. Life (laughs). I also have to understand na iba iba ang coping mechanism ng mga tao. So for me ito ang gusto ko harap-harapan, dun sa isang tao hindi yun yung coping mechanism nila so I have to respect that. So if wala na, hindi na ako mag-fo-focus sa bakit ganun siya umalis? Bakit ganito niya ako iniwan? Mag-focus na lang ako sa ganito ako magiging okay, ganito ko aayusin yung sarili ko,” she explained.
When questioned about her most recent love lesson, the Goodbye Girl actress emphasized the necessity of learning to love yourself first, based on her own personal experiences.
“More on kasi before parang pag naririnig natin na mahalin mo muna yung sarili mo bago ka magmahal ng iba parang gasgas di ba? Pero yung natutunan ko sa mga past relationships ko was kailangan mo talagang mahalin yung sarili mo. Totoo pala yun. Kasi I’m the kind of person na kahit na nauubos na ako, paubos na ako ng paubos, bigay pa rin ako ng bigay ng love sa ibang tao. Nung finally natutunan ko na baka kaya paulit ulit na nangyayari sa akin ito kasi hindi ko talaga minamahal yung sarili ko. Kasi it’s like all the same stories each boyfriend. So parang what if ibahin ko ngayon? Sarili ko naman yung mahalin ko.
“Self-love is very important. You have to love yourself para alam mo kung kailan ka aalis, alam mo kung kailan mo ipaglalaban yung sarili mo, alam mo yung worth mo as a person. That’s it. If you don’t love yourself talaga, parang ang mangyayari go with the flow ka lang even if hindi na yun para sa inyong dalawa. Love yourself para matapang ka, yung tapang mo nandiyan, yung panininindigan mo nandiyan,” she said.
Barbie Imperial confirms breakup with Diego Loyzaga: ‘Love yourself para matapang ka’|ABS-CBN