It’s been nearly a whole year since Diego Loyzaga and Barbie Imperial officially called it quits on their one-year relationship. Diego began dating former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Franki Russell since their split, and it seems that Barbie herself is also ready to start dating again.
“I’m ready, matagal na ‘yung last [relationship] din and nag-heal naman na,” the 24-year-old revealed in an interview with the Daily Tribune. “Medyo nawalan [ako] ng inspirasyon before, parang medyo tinamad. And I think that’s normal naman.”
Although Barbie is now open to meet new people, she still wants to make her career her still number-one priority. “Tayo naman ‘di ba napapagod, nagpapahinga? But now, ‘yung focus ko talaga parang career talaga,” she stated.
Apart from that, Barbie also clarified that she will still be selective when it comes to choosing future suitors. Recalling her exes, Barbie said that her previous relationships allowed her to learn more about her dating preferences and priorities in life.
“Yes, siyempre [choosy and] careful. Hindi ko naman sinasabi na parang wrong choice ‘yung mga naging ex ko,” Barbie shared. “Siyempre nag-fail lang ‘yung relationship and minsan ganoon talaga. Ako naman, grateful pa rin ako and thankful ako lalo sa mga lesson na nakukuha ko from them. Kasi if not because of them, ‘di ba wala akong matututunan?”
As for her current status with Diego, Barbie claimed that they are no longer on speaking terms: “Wala po kaming communication. Kumbaga happy po kami sa kanya-kanya naming mga buhay.”