Angeline: I never doubted Erik’s sexuality
SINGER-ACTRESS Angeline Quinto said she never doubted the sexual orientation of ex-boyfriend Erik Santos.
“This was even though I heard a lot of comments about (his sexuality). He never showed anything to me that made me doubt him,” Angeline said at the recent press conference of the Joel Lamangan comedy, “That Thing Called Tanga Na,” which hits cinemas nationwide on Aug. 10.
Angeline added that she never confronted Erik about the rumor that he is gay, “because I didn’t want to offend him.”
Asked for the real score between them, Angeline said it was their busy work schedules that kept them apart and that she regretted this.
“We don’t get to see each other much these days. Work is our priority. Sobrang sayang,” declared Angeline.
She then said Erik had wanted to take the relationship further, but that she was not yet ready.
At 33, Erik already wanted to have a baby, she explained. “He told me he wanted to settle down soon. I loved Erik, there was no question about that, but not to the point that I’d [be willing to] have a baby with him now,” explained the 26-year-old performer.
“Erik is already of marrying age, but I was always honest with him when I said I wasn’t ready yet.”
Angeline said her own family played a big factor in her unwillingness to give what Erik wanted from her. She did not want to disappoint her adoptive mother, Sylvia Quinto or Mama Bob.
“Every time Mama Bob sees me and Erik on TV being sweet to each other, she would ask me many questions. She’d pry, wanting to know if we’re officially together,” she explained.
Angeline said her Mama Bob was being overprotective as a result of a heartbreak she experienced two years ago from a nonshow biz boyfriend.
“I became busy with work, and the guy got jealous. We broke up because of a third party. We’re OK now. He is happy where he is,” Angeline shared with reporters. “I gave him my everything and didn’t think of myself. I’ve become mature now. I guess all of us will get to experience being stupid because of love.”
Angeline said Erik was the next guy she got “really close to” after the experience. “It was Erik who made me realize that I shouldn’t be stupid because of love,” she declared. “The right guy will come at the right time. I’m not in a hurry. I still want to make the most of my career. My mentors keep telling me to enjoy this, because I will only get to experience this once in this lifetime.”
“That Thing Called Tanga Na,” produced by Regal Films, also features Eric Quizon, Billy Crawford, Kean Cipriano and Martin Escudero.