Heaven Peralejo has gone through (and surpassed!) many controversies throughout her career, and they didn't stop in 2021.
Back in March, Heaven was on the receiving end of a lot of harsh comments after her co-star, Kiko Estrada, ended his relationship with Devon Seron. Heaven even took to Instagram to clear her name in a lengthy story. "Associating me with actors I have scenes with can be easy," she wrote. "At the end of the day, we're nothing more than just co-actors working with each other. I should not have been dragged into the personal issue between Devon Seron and Kiko Estrada. However, I will not stay silent about it especially after being harshly accused of something I didn't and would never do."
In June, the two fueled romance rumors once again when Heaven and Kiko were spotted vacationing together in Boracay. By the first week of August, the young couple finally confirmed that they were in a relationship. They even celebrated their third month anniversary by posting cute photos on their respective social media accounts.
But just a few days later, breakup rumors surfaced after Kiko unfollowed everyone on the platform, and deleted photos with Heaven from his feed. Yes, it's a lot to take in. Especially for Heaven. But the young star assures her supporters that she's got her priorities straight.
Acknowledging the situation, Heaven, in an interview with ABS-CBN News, says that “The past few months, I guess, it was a rollercoaster
“And right now, I’m in the phase of loving myself.
"No joke, as in every morning and every night, nandoon ako sa mga affirmations 'coz they say, di ba, na pag sinasabi mo ‘yan sa sarili mo, na parang magnet iyon, e, so iyon yung magiging buhay mo. So, ganun.
“Alam mo, yung mga things na hindi ko alam na kaya kong gawin, nagagawa ko pala, in a good way, I think.”
According to the Kapamilya star, her time is currently devoted to her two dogs
“And ngayon, mas nagpu-focus ako siguro sa dalawa kong anak-anakan, yung dalawa kong aso.
"Sobrang fur mom na ako, guys, alam mo yun, sobrang na-enjoy ko na yung pet, mobile pet grooming.
"So, natutuwa ako, like ginu-groom ko sila, so... like, there’s more to it.”
“I’M GONNA LOVE MYSELF”
Heaven also thanked her supporters, and shared her way of dealing with bashers online. “So, I guess for me, hindi ko na lang din papa-affect yung critics sa akin.
"More, like, I’m gonna find myself, I’m gonna know more about myself, and I’m gonna love myself, so yun lang ang masasabi ko.”
Meanwhile, Heaven also acknowledges that she's still learning how to handle going through these personal life events as a public figure. (ICYDK, Heaven made her showbiz debut during Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 in 2016.)
“I guess, wala namang ready talaga.
"In every aspect of life, hindi ka naman talaga magiging ready, kahit sabihin mong ready ka, di ba?
“Hindi mo naman makikita, like, kung gaano yung gravity ng isang bagay, especially, kunyari, when it comes to bashing, and kung paano pala 'yan makaka-affect sa ‘yo and sa family mo.
“Ako, I’ll say na hindi ako ready talaga. Though alam ko na meron, yes, pero hindi ako ready.
"So ngayon, I’m getting used to it. Parang nag-a-adapt ako slowly."
This article has been translated from Filipino to English.
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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