- Angelica Panganiban is set to appear in Star Cinema's 'The Unmarried Wife' with Dingdong Dantes and Paulo Avelino
- The Kapamilya actress disclosed the lessons she learned from her previous relationships during the media launch of her film
- She has yet to find a man who will reinstate her belief in marriage
Angelica Panganiban has proved that she is just like any other girl who has loved and lost and moved on.
She shared her two cents on relationships during the media launch of her upcoming film 'The Unmarried Wife', which also star Dingdong Dantes and Paulo Avelino.
The Star Cinema film, which is going to be released on November 16, is about a woman who was denounced by her own husband (played by Dingdong).
Angelica's love life has been in the public eye ever since she started showbiz, having been in a relationship with some of the country's hottest actors - Derek Ramsay and John Lloyd Cruz.
She disclosed that her views on marriage changed after having her share of heartbreaks: "Hindi ko alam eh, ayoko naman tumanda mag-isa. Pero ang idea lang sa akin ay hindi tumandang mag-isa. Magkaroon ako ng special someone, anak man yan or lalake or best best friend. Kahit na sino basta ayoko lang tumanda mag-isa. (Ang marriage) Hindi siguro in the near future pero alam niyo ang isip naman ng tao nagbabago yan kaya and baka ma-misquote lang ako. Nirerespeto ko lahat ng mga taong nakakita ng kanilang partners at successful sa kanilang married life. And how I wish di ba someday nga ay maging ganun ang mangyari sa akin."
(I don't know, I don't want to grow old alone. For me, the idea is not to grow old by myself. I need to have a special someone, a child or a guy or a best best friend. Anyone will do just as long as I do not grow old myself. (Marriage) is not in my near future but you know how people's mind change frequently and I might get misquoted. I respect those who are lucky to find partners and those who have a successful married life. And how I wish that someday the same will happen to me too.)
Even if she had been in long-term relationships, she has not found the guy that will reinstate her faith in marriage.
"Wala pang nakakakapagpaniwala sa akin na kayang i-surrender lahat at pagsisilbihan ko siya habambuhay. Siguro kasi ngayon nasa stage ako na ako lang, ako lang muna. Pagsisilbihan ko muna ang sarili ko, mamahalin ko muna ang sarili ko. Kaya hindi ko pa siguro nakikita na dini-dedicate ko yung sarili ko. Hindi ko pa siya kaya ibigay ng buong buo kaya hindi ko pa masagot yung tanong na kaya akong ikasal. Hindi ko pa naman siya naiisip so far. Masyadong loaded yung isip ko. Kumbaga mentally and physically ay involved na involved ako sa pelikula,” she said.
(No one has made me believe that I can surrender everything and I will serve him for the rest of my life. Maybe because I'm in a stage where it's all about me. I will serve myself first, love myself first. Maybe that's why I don't see myself dedicating myself to somebody else. I cannot give myself completely that's why I can't answer if I can be married. I haven't thought of it so far. My mind is too loaded with thoughts. It's like I'm mentally and physically involved in the film.)
She ended her musings about the lessons she has learned from her failed relationships, sharing that if it is not meant to be, we should not force it - whether we give it our all or not.
The Kapamilya actress added that it depends on the person if he or she wants to fight for their relationship, but stressed that we should not lose our self-respect in the process.
We hope that Angelica will find the man who will restore her faith in marriage - maybe she needs to be surprised with a sweet proposal just like this woman.