After publicly going official with basketball player Ricci Rivero last weekend, Andrea Brillantes faced mixed reactions from netizens due to recent issues involving her on-screen partner Seth Fedelin. Seth defended Andrea from online bashers in an Instagram live on April 10, but Andrea also went live last night to clear up all rumors herself.
Andrea started by confirming that she and Seth did officially date for two years before breaking up in October last year. She also claimed that the split was difficult but mutual.
“It was a painful breakup, but it was a mutual decision, yung paghihiwalay namin. We both loved each other truly and deeply. We learned so much from each other, but in the end, we realized na we weren’t growing as individuals na. We ended on good terms, at iyon naman ang importante,” Andrea said.
“We promised each other na magpapatuloy pa rin kami sa work namin. We love each other as friends and we also like the company of each other as actors. At gusto namin matupad yung pinag-usapan namin two years ago tungkol sa mga pangarap namin,” Andrea added, referring to their love team’s upcoming musical show Lyric and Beat.
Afterwards, Andrea also apologized for a cryptic TikTok video she posted last January. ICYDK, Andrea shared a video of her lip-syncing to Selena Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me” after photos of Seth together with Francine Diaz’s family on New Year's Eve were posted on Facebook.
Francine's manager later on declared that Francine and Seth were not romantically linked to each other, but eagle-eyed netizens pointed out that Francine and Andrea had unfollowed each other on Instagram.
“I had no contact with them when I saw the picture, so I made a TikTok which made everything worse. I know I should have asked first, I should have consulted my managers before posting it, or sana nanahimik na lang talaga ako. Pero sana man lang guys once maisip niyo na tao lang din ako, and it was my first heartbreak so hindi ko talaga alam kung paano siya iha-handle,” Andrea clarified.
Before Andrea ended the live video, she encouraged everyone to vote wisely and thanked her fans for listening to her side of the story.
“This is for everyone—closure for me, closure for my family, closure [for] their fans. Hindi niyo kailangan maniwala. You can do whatever you want with my statement, pero ito na ‘yun. I’m happy na I did my part and I owned up to it,” she concluded.
You can watch Andrea's video here:
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