Luis Manzano Says Angel Locsin Should Not Be Blamed For His Breakup With Jennylyn MercadoLuis Manzano reiterates that Angel Locsin is not the reason for his breakup with Kapuso actress Jennylyn Mercado.
Before the resumption of their communication last December, Luis said they haven't talked for two to three years. It's an effort for them not to talk or see each other, the TV host said.
During those three years that they were broken up, their dressing rooms for "ASAP," "Minute To Win It" and "Showtime" were just beside each other, but they made it a point not to see each other or talk to each other.
Is he afraid that he will feel something for Angel again once he sees her? Luis said it's more of unresolved issues. They had so many of those during their relationship. "Parang orchestrated nga na hindi kami nagkikita."
Angel is being pointed as the reason for Luis' breakup with Jennylyn. At the same time, Luis is also being criticized for causing Angel's separation with Azkals team captain Phil Younghusband. The two denied their newfound love for each other was the reason for their separations from their former partners.
Luis said it's impossible for them to be the reason for each other's respective breakups because they haven't even talked to each other. In fact, Angel was scared to see him the first time because there were so many negativities surrounding them.
"That’s why we also didn’t want to see each other. Naiisip namin, kapag nagkita kami, it would bridge negativity. So, how could I be the reason of their breakup, and how could she be the reason of my breakup?"
He and Jennylyn know the real reason why they broke up, he said. But Luis is adamant he will not reveal what those reasons are. Even their families and close friends know the reason why they broke up. And they all know Angel is not the reason.
"She was never a factor in our breakup."
He hopes Phil also believes that Luis is not the reason for their separation. To be objective about things, Luis knows that the timing of the breakup and their reconciliation are too close to each other, but he maintained that Angel was never a reason for his separation from Jennylyn.
Luis shared that it's unfair for their former partners to think that they left them for each other. They both loved Angel and Phil, he added, but he and Jennylyn broke up for a reason and Phil and Angel broke up also because of their own reasons.
"And, yes, the reason is us pa rin. Through chance, through destiny."
Asked if he and Angel are planning to get married this year, Luis said maybe not this year but next year would be more probable.
What did he learn from all of these? "Whether to make you happy, to make you a stronger person, everything you go through in life is meant for one reason, which is where you are right now."
No matter what happens in life, Luis said one must just sit down, relax and wait for destiny and faith to do their magic.
Last Valentine's Day, he visited Angel on the set of "The Legal Wife" because she has to work that day. Because Angel does not have the luxury of time, Luis said he preferred to bring Valentine's to her instead.