Cristine Reyes was a special guest on Tonight With Boy Abunda last week where she promoted her new film Untrue, co-starring Xian Liam. The conversation turned serious when host Boy Abunda asked the Kapamilya star to elaborate on Untrue's theme, which is "not all love is true."
Cristine agreed with the message and talked about a lying partner in context of the film. "Kapag nag-start ang pagmamahalan sa kasinungalingan dahil ayaw natin na masira tayo sa taong gusto natin, itatago natin ang mga bagay na alam natin na ikakasira sa kanya. Ibig-sabihin mas mahal mo sarili mo kaysa sa tao, dahil mas pinili mo na pagtakpan ang kasinungalingan na 'yon kaysa maging tapat ka sa taong mahal mo. Dahil ang totoong taong nagmamahal dapat tapat ka," she said.
Boy then asked her if she's experienced something similar to the film's theme in her own relationships. Cristine said, "Marami na akong na-encounter na nagsinungaling. Iba't ibang rason, Tito Boy."
Does she consider it betrayal, though? "Yes. Mas 'dun pa rin ako sa honest na tao. Mahirap pagkatiwalaan ang taong nagsisinungaling," she said before shedding a few tears.
Cristine went on to talk about having to keep a brave face in front of her four-year-old daughter Amarah. "Kailangan ako makita ni Amarah…Kailangan meron siyang someone na will stand for her. And I wanna be that person na alam niya na kaya siyang protektahan."
With all the hardships she is seemingly going through, Cristine keeps her faith intact: "Ayokong kuwestiyunin ang Diyos. Kasi alam kong hindi niya ito ibibigay sa akin para pahirapan ako. Ang lagi ko lang pinagpe-pray ay pagaanin ang loob ko."
Rumors of marital problems between Cristine and her husband Ali Khatibi blew up in 2018 when she unfollowed him on Instagram, was a no-show at his Father's Day celebration with Amarah, and dropped "Mrs. Khatibi" from her Instagram handle. In March 2019, Cristine finally broke her silence on her marriage and revealed that she's "civil" with Ali, without elaborating on their marital status.
Watch the clip of the TWBA episode below: