It is no secret that we absolutely love Gretchen Ho and Robi Domingo, not only together but also individually. We believe that they set a great example to the youth on how to handle school, their influence on others, and even tough times (just like their recent breakup, huhu). Take a look at these things we've listed below, for example. These two have been setting a great example for us since the beginning of their careers, TBH.
- When they both waited for the right time to be in a relationship.
We have been so used to having things in an instant nowadays that waiting feels like a chore for most of us, but their love story proves that waiting will make you cherish what you have more. In their interview on Gandang Gabi Vice, the two revealed that they both had to wait for the proper time because Gretchen was still busy with school and volleyball back then, and her coach also advised her to wait a little while first.
- When they revealed that they have plans for their careers and for their relationship—and even the end of it.
During their interview on GGV, these two also talked about how they would want to end up with each other and even what they'd do if their relationship didn't work out (something we didn't really see coming). From there, we knew that what Gretchen and Robi had was truly special because they knew they'd still be part of each other's lives even if they weren't sure of the future.
- When they made room for each other's growth.
We believe it takes maturity and a great amount of courage to let go of your babe so that they can focus on themselves first. So when these two revealed in their joint statement (aired on Tonight with Boy Abunda) that they're going to focus on their projects ATM, we totally understand...even if that broke our hearts, too. It reminded us that even if we love someone so much, it would be best if we let them work on their dreams as well and stand by the sidelines for a while, silently supporting them and rooting for them.
- Finally, when they set an example for us on how to handle a breakup.
After a celebrity couple's breakup (or any breakup, TBH), we usually see a ton of reports on the reason behind their decision to end the relationship and statements from each party on what went wrong along the way. So it's really refreshing to see how Gretchen and Robi handled everything, and how they still spoke fondly of each other even after the breakup. He even delivered an emotional message for his ex-girlfriend before a jampacked Smart Araneta Coliseum during the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 coronation night just to tell her how he truly feels...even if we all knew he was breaking inside.
We're still saddened by their split, TBH, and we can only imagine what these two are going through at the moment. Still, we wish them nothing but the best in whatever they choose to do inidividually. ♥