In a recent interview with Boy Abunda on his birthday celebration at “Tonight with Boy Abunda” aired via ABS-CBN, Angel admits that Neil Arce is one of the sources of her happiness. Neil Arce is a film producer and the two have known each other for 8 years already.
However, the 32-year-old La Luna Sangre actress shared that she was unaware how their relationship had started. All that she knew was that, she is happy and grateful with the current status of their relationship which they do not want to label as of now.
“Siya ang aking… isa sa mga source of happiness ko ngayon. Matagal na kaming magkaibigan, siguro mga walang taon na rin po.”
“Hindi rin po namin alam kung paano nagsimula ang lahat, pero we’re happy. Nangyari na lang siya. Nagpapasalamat naman ako na naging ganito yung relationship namin,” Angel said.
Angel also admitted that she is exclusively dating the film producer and felt that he had feelings for her even while they were still friends. But then, she doesn’t want to assume because they were really very close to each other.
So when Neil said, “I love you”, she said, finally she heard what she had been long waiting to hear.
It was last April when rumors spread that the two were exclusively dating which was later confirmed by Angel during La Luna Sangre’s Press Conference on September.
“Alam mo, yung parang nararamdaman mo, pero ayaw mo mag-assume, kasi you’re friends, parang ganun. Super close friends, confidante, ganyan.
“So, noong sinabi niya yun, alam mo yung pakiramdam na ini-expect mo pero ito na ‘to! Ito na ‘to, e!”
She knew that from being friends, it won’t be easy to enter a romantic relationship; thus, Angel said they made a promise to one another that they should never engage in an argument.
“Parang ganun yung pakiramdam, and alam kasi naman na dapat hindi namin… hindi siya basta basta pinapasok kasi ayaw namin masira yung friendship, e.
“So, yun yung naging usapan namin na kung ano man yung mangyari sa napaka-exciting na journey natin, basta hindi tayo puwedeng mag-away.”
When being asked if her daddy approves of her relationship with Neil, Angel happily shared that her father, Angelo Colmenares totally agrees with it. She also emphasized that her family’s opinion matters most to her as she values them more than any other man she’s in a relationship with.
“Ako kasi, pag hindi ka gusto ng pamilya ko, sorry talaga, kahit mahal na mahal kita, kahit gustung-gusto kita, kapag ang pamilya ko nagsalita against you, dun ako sa pamilya ko talaga.“