Coleen Garcia Ends Relationship With Gab ValencianoColeen Garcia and Gab Valencino decided to end their relationship since the latter is going to the United States for two years to study.
Although Garcia can easily visit Valenciano there, she said reality finally caught up with them.
She didn't want them to keep on fighting because they weren't together, and just end up resenting each other.
Garcia did not attend Valenciano's despedida party at the Polo Club. He already left for Florida on March 25 for a two-year music course at the Full Sail University.
She said they are both starting with their careers, and it's going to be hard for them to maintain a long-distance relationship.
“We’re just gonna pulling each other down if we don’t stop it."
“Mahirap na yung long-distance relationship as it is, pero paano kaya kung dagdagan mo pa na paangat pa lang, tapos showbiz pa? Paano kaya?"
Valenciano is not sure when he will be coming back to the country, although he said in an earlier interview that he will visit as much as he can.
Garcia said they haven't been okay for a month.
Even before she got together with Valenciano, she knew already that he will be leaving for the States.
“Not once na naisip ko na pigilan siya o habulin ang pangarap na yun. Kasi years ago pa yun, it’s long overdue, kailangan na niyang matupad."
“Ayaw namin na dumating sa point na away na lang nang away, na maa-affect yung work namin."
They want to preserve their friendship and their respect for each other, Garcia said.
She related that they kept on fighting these past weeks.
“Kasi we get along so well, Gab and I get along so well talaga. Hindi naman araw-araw, hindi naman sa palaging nag-aaway, pero pabigat nang pabigat yung mga away."
There are also fears that Valenciano will find someone there since they are apart, she added.
Garcia and Valenciano slowly cut their communication, although the singer-actress said they are still in good terms.
They ended their relationship with peace and mutual respect, she said.
Garcia admitted she still loves Valenciano and his family. She said she still cares a lot about them.
"It’s different when you love someone and when you want to be with someone. Right now, I love him, I love his family, pero I don’t think I should be with him.”
Garcia previously planned to stay in the States and study there as well, but she said she decided against it because she wants to prioritize herself, her family and her career.
If she goes there, what she is prioritizing is her relationship with Valenciano, Garcia said.
The singer-actress added she owes it to ABS-CBN and her family to stay in the Philippines.
“So he’s prioritizing himself and I’m prioritizing myself also. I’m gonna stay here."
Although she's single again, Garcia said she is not yet ready for another relationship. She wants to be mentally and emotionally prepared for it.
She wants to focus on her career first, something that her future boyfriend might not understand, she said.