On Tonight With Boy Abunda, Nadine Lustre teared up when she was asked if she could imagine life without boyfriend James Reid. “Parang no. Iiyak ako. I’m really, really thankful that he came into my life. It was so different before,” she said. “He was the biggest instrument for my healing and [self-discovery].”
The actress who’s starring in Ulan, her first movie without James, said, “I can say that I changed a lot in the relationship for the better. Before, ang mga small things, sobrang nagwo-worry ako kasi I’m an overthinker. Madalas akong nagkakaroon ng anxiety even until now. But now kasi, I’ve learned how to handle it properly. I’ve learned to let the bad stuff go. I don’t hold grudges anymore. I’m always positive. If something bad happens, I think logically, tapos I strategize kung paano ko lalampasan. I’m very calm now. I’ve learned how to communicate and open up.”
Asked if she could imagine spending forever with James, Nadine had a positively mature answer. “I hope so. We’ll see. Even if he’s not, I’m always going to be thankful for him. Ang transition ko from who I was before to the person I am now is so beautiful na kahit hindi na kami ni James, he will always have a special place in my heart.”
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