Janella Salvador opens up on physical abuse in past relationship, trauma being around drunk men
Janella Salvador has opened up about her past relationship and the trauma she suffered after experiencing physical abuse.
Though she did not name anyone, it can be recalled that Salvador previously claimed her ex-boyfriend, actor Elmo Magalona, physically abused her, after he allegedly hit her while he’s drunk.
Salvador spoke about how she chose to forgive him despite not having closure, in an interview with comedian and talent manager Ogie Diaz, as seen on his YouTube channel yesterday, Feb. 2.
“May trauma siyang nadulot sakin. Naforgive ko naman na. Ako as a person, mabilis ako mag-forgive. Hindi ako nagho-hold ng grudges kasi gusto ko peaceful tayo pero hindi kami nagkaroon ng closure. I just chose to — okay na, let go ko na,” she said.
(He caused me trauma. I already forgave him. I, as a person, easily forgive people. I don’t hold grudges because I want peace, but we never had closure. I just chose to — it’s already okay, I already let it go.)
Salvador then talked about how her experience gave her the trauma of being around drunk men, adding how she and her partner, actor Markus Paterson are compromising when it comes to drinking.
“Actually, ‘yung naging trauma sa ‘kin hindi ‘yung physical part e. I have never talked about this. I won’t go into detail na lang pero ‘yung part na na-trauma ako for some reason is being around drunk people, drunk men. Pag lalaki, tapos lasing, tapos wala sa sarili, doon ako na-trauma.”
(Actually it was not the physical abuse that became traumatic for me. I have never talked about this. I won’t go into detail but for some reason, I had trauma being around drunk people, drunk men. When it is a drunk guy who’s not in the right state of mind, that’s what’s traumatic for me.)
“Syempre he’s [Markus Paterson] younger, hindi niya maiwasan na gusto niyang mag-enjoy minsan. Hindi niya naman din kasalanan na may trauma ako pero we’re trying to work on it,” she added.
(Of course he’s [Markus Paterson] younger, it can’t be avoided that he wants to have fun sometimes. It’s also not his fault that I have a trauma but we’re trying to work on it.)
She then stressed that she would never tolerate abuse again as she doesn’t want to go into the same situation twice.
Salvador and Paterson share a son together, Jude, who they revealed to the public in January last year. The couple recently threw a “Baby Boss” theme party to celebrate their son’s first birthday. JB
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