Kim doesn’t intend to hate men forever


Actress Kim Chiu says she already misses having a boyfriend, but that when she does, she calls screen partner and rumored suitor Xian Lim, one of her closest friends.

The two worked together in two top-rating TV projects and the recent Star Cinema release, “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo,” directed by Joyce Bernal.

SHE DREAMS of winning acting awards in the future. marinel cruz

Kim, 23, insists she is not entertaining suitors at the moment. “No one sends me flowers, except Xian. Thank you, Xian,” she says. “Neither do I have other guy friends. I’m focused on spending time with my family.”

More accepting

Despite being single, Kim claims she is happy. “I’ve learned that, to stay happy, I should be more accepting of everything that happens. That’s why in all my interviews now, I advise girls my age to live life to the fullest.”

While she doesn’t dread falling in love again, the actress is in no hurry for commitment. “I’m taking it slow—I’d like to really know a person before we become exclusive. I’m not the type who replaces boyfriends as often as changing outfits.”

Kim was recently estranged from best friend actress Maja Salvador, because the latter is now dating fellow Kapamilya artist (and Kim’s ex) Gerald Anderson. But she says she is starting to trust again. “Slowly,” she stresses. “One can’t be a man-hater forever. Being around Xian helped me a lot.”

No second chances

But she doesn’t believe in second chances. “What’s done is done. You’ve walked down that path and it’s best to move forward, to learn and experience new things.”

She believes her recently departed mom is her guardian angel. “She guides me when I have to make important decisions. If I could have one wish, I’d wish for her to still be with us,” Kim says.

She searched for her mother for years in her home province Cebu only to find her in a coma. On June 25, Kim’s mom Louella died of brain aneurysm and was buried four days later. The family recently commemorated the 40th day of Louella’s passing with a dinner gathering.

“Relatives from both my father’s and mother’s sides attended. It was no longer as emotional as the burial,” she relates.

KAPAMILYA star insists she’s “not the type who replaces boyfriends as often as changing outfits.”

Kim reiterates the importance, for her, of staying close to her siblings despite a very busy schedule. “Outside show biz, I’ve invested in a number of businesses. My sister and I co-own a bakeshop and a French fries franchise.”

Kim wants to mature professionally by exploring varied acting options. “I intend to grow in this business,” she says. “I joined show biz via a reality show; I guess in a way people watched me grow up. I can’t play teenybopper roles forever. I aspire to portray roles that will help me win acting awards.”

New series

Starting Sept. 7, Kim will be seen in four episodes of ABS-CBN’s “Wansapanataym Presents: My Fairy Kasambahay,” along with Angel Aquino, John Lapus, Shamaine Buencamino, Miguel Vergara, Arnold Reyes and Simon Ibarra. The series is written by Cris Lim and Arlene Tamayo and directed by Jerry Sineneng.


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  • staad

    another aka heart e, looking for a man in power.
    its a circle of life for types like these.

    • Diepor

      You mean its better to look for a man without power & money.

  • pedrongbata

    Looking at her, you can surmise that she will never have a successful relationship with a man, since she has experienced an unhappy childhood (broken family). I pity her.

  • Bluebeat

    I thought she & Xian already came out to the public about their relationship during KrisTV? Now what…?

  • pabulaka

    She is in the height of her career so why rush to a genuine relationship. Total commitment can wait and Xian is there waiting attentively.

  • BCon

    If it’s a husband you’re looking for, look for an educated, well-off , non-showbiz chinoy. Kung boypren-boypren lang, kahit sino na sa ABS, kahit paminta pwede na pansamantala para hindi ka naman mukhang bitter pa.

  • Kizaru

    akin ka nalang

  • boybakal

    Kim doesn’t intend to hate men forever….Then men should hate her forever for hating men.

  • anton

    you are still young kim take your time don’t rush you have everthing beauty fame money the right man will come and one is already beside you you and xian are on the high peak of your careers no rush enjoy what you have ang asawa madaling hanapin, ignore the haters and bashers normal lang iyan kasi sikat ka.

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