Carla Abellana is booked and busy, and it seems like she has no time to explore the possibility of opening up her heart to a new romantic relationship just yet.
ICYDK, Carla renewed her exclusive contract with GMA on January 29, 2024. During the signing, the 37-year-old actress was finally asked about her reaction to Kris Aquino playing ~*matchmaker*~ for her and offering to set her up with a "doctor friend" based in Orange County, California.
Carla Abella Reacts To Kris Aquino Being A Matchmaker For Her
"I find it amusing and at the same time, nakaka-flatter kasi naiisip pa niya ako. May ganoong nirereto siya, may suggestion siyang ganoon. Okay naman, nakakatuwa!" Carla gushed about Kris, who is currently based in the US as she gets treated for her autoimmune connective tissue disease.
The actress also noted that she thinks of it as a good gesture from the Queen of All Media.
"In a way compliment pa nga 'yon. Parang magandang gesture coming from her na meron siyang naiisip para sa akin," she continued.
However, despite being flattered by the gesture, Carla isn't ready to date again anytime soon. The actress, who has been separated from her ex-husband Tom Rodriguez since 2022, considers exploring romantic relationships to be a big step that she isn't ready to take just yet.
"Medyo mahirap iyon kasi all the way sa US [yung doctor]. Medyo natatakot pa po ako," she revealed.
"Not that I don't want to take her offer or not that I don't trust her pero sa ngayon parang tatawanan ko na lang muna."
"Hindi ko muna i-e-explore 'yun," she concluded.
Carla Abellana Isn't 'Nervous' To See Tom Rodriguez Again After Two Years
While she isn't ready to date just yet, Carla admitted in her recent 24 Oras interview that she *isn't* scared to cross paths with her ex-husband, either, after the news broke of him returning to the country after two years.
"I don't feel intimidated, scared, nervous. Wala namang ganoon. Of course, artista siya, may obligation siya. He's a Kapuso [too]," she clarified.
According to her, it was inevitable since they both work in the showbiz industry, where they are bound to see each other again at some point. "Dadating naman talaga 'yung day na babalik siya sa trabaho. Hindi naman maiiwasan 'yan."
"I think naman okay lang. Ready naman ako. Hindi naman ako 'yung type na, 'Ay, ayoko' or avoidance or what," she noted.
Carla and Tom were in a relationship for seven years before getting engaged in October 2020 and tying the knot in October 2021. They were plagued with separation rumors just three months into their marriage.
The couple announced their separation in June 2022. In February 2023, Carla admitted to filing a protection order against her ex-husband.