Betrayal is never easy, but getting cheated on by a person you trust, especially if you’ve been in a relationship for years, is downright devastating. It has happened to many Pinays, and it has happened to Angel Locsin in the past.
In a recent interview with television writer and vlogger G3 San Diego, the actress-philanthropist shared her own experience.
“Wala naman sa hitsura ‘yon e,” she began. “Karamihan ng mga kababaihan kapag naloloko, sinisisi ang sarili… 'pangit ka, mas maganda ‘yong kabila.'
“Pero mali ‘yon e. Parang kailangan ma-realize ng mga kababaihan na ‘yong ganoong gawain, hindi mo fault ‘yon. Hindi mo fault na masama ‘yong ugali ng isa. Hindi mo fault kung walang loyalty ‘yong isa, ‘di ba?”
She went on to say that while there are always two people involved in relationship issues, the burden of cheating itself—especially if the other has been faithful—is only carried by one.
“Marami babae ang nabubulag sa, ‘Ah, kasi baka ganito, kasalanan ko, gan’on, kaya ako naloko. Pero hindi.”
Angel has long moved on from that painful incident and is happily engaged to Neil Arce. “Kung dati kinasusuklam ko, ngayon—hindi naman ako thankful, hindi naman ako grateful—pero siguro naa-appreciate ko na napagdaanan ko ‘yong ganoong klaseng journey, kasi nagagamit ko siya sa craft ko,” she said, noting that there will come a time when one would eventually look back and be well enough to laugh at the past.
“Thank for my sadness, dahil doon sa sadness na ‘yon nagkaroon ako ng best actress award...And kahit papaano, nakatulong ako to uplift other women na may ganoong same journey, ‘di ba?”
Watch the full interview below: