Alden Richards has finally opened up about his almost-relationship with fellow Kapuso star Julie Anne San Jose.
In the Wednesday episode of Fast Talk With Boy Abunda, Alden revealed what happened between him and those who were romantically linked to him including Julie Anne.
Alden said he was the one to blame in his interrupted romance with the singer-actress, saying he chose to focus on work at the time.
““It was my fault. I decided to mag-focus na lang po talaga sa work. Yun po ‘yung inihingi ko ng sorry sa kanya…parang naiwan ko po siya,” Alden was quoted as saying in a Pep report.
The actor related that the situation caused them to not talk for years. It was only that one time when he had the chance to confront Julie Ann in one of their rehearsals for the musical variety show Sunday Pinasaya.
“When we were doing Sunday Pinasaya, the time that we separated, ang tagal po naming hindi nag-usap. Seven years almost, ganoon po katagal.
“Nung kami pong dalawa na lang sa green room, ni-lock ko po yung pinto and then I talked to her na, ‘I’m really sorry for all what happened. Iniwan kita and there’s no one to blame but me. I am very sorry. Sana mapatawad mo na ako’,” Alden recalled telling Julie Ann.
Alden said that their heart-to-heart talk brought relief after years of no communication the Maria Clara at Ibarra star.
“Okay po siyang kausap, and then, pagkatapos ng usapan, parang may relief po sa kalooban. Na parang for the longest time, iniiwasan ko rin po siya,” he stated.
Alden then clarified that they have moved forward and are now “very very much good friends”.
“Naniniwala po kasi ako that time really heals everything. Mahirap po kasi ipilit [kahit] gusto mong magka-ayos kayo pero ‘yung panahon hindi pa tama kasi sariwa pa ang sugat. And hindi po natin madi-dikta sa puso natin kung kailan gagaling ‘yun.
“And hindi po natin madidikta sa puso natin kung kailan gagaling yun. It really depends upon the person.”
Julie Ann is currently dating Rayver Cruz while Alden reiterated he’s hot dating anyone right now.