It will be a blue Christmas for sexy actor Alfred Vargas and young actress LJ Reyes.
This after Alfred finally revealed the collapse of his one-and-a-half-year romance with LJ. In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the hunky actor finally opened his heart and in the process confirmed the break up—a persistent rumor that he and LJ tried hard to avoid for the past couple of weeks.
During the conversation, Alfred didn’t conceal behind the façade of his tough matinee idol image. The guy was obviously hurting.
“I had to hide some of her photos,” said Alfred, who has a lot of cleaning up to do considering the fact that his place is decked with memories of LJ through pictures and other gifts.
“It’s always difficult, coping after a relationship ends,” he added understatedly.
AWKWARD AND WEIRD. Right on the onset, Alfred has been very wary to talk about the deteriorating state of his personal relationship. His concern was more on LJ’s capability to handle the press and the barrage of questions that would surely be fired.
“I can handle prying,” stated Alfred, “but she’s very private.”
He then recalled a particular incident when LJ bumped into the crew of Showbiz Central in one of the hallways of GMA-7. LJ’s demeanor, as seen on the footage, was one of dread and discomfort. She eventually begged off to be interviewed before bolting out hastily.
That incident paled in comparison as to the one when Alfred and LJ saw each other during an event. “Awkward and weird,” was how Alfred described the scene when reporters, asking for clarifications and throwing other personal questions, swarmed them.
OUTGROWING EACH OTHER. If there’s one nagging dilemma that has plagued the relationship, Alfred said it was the issue of time and their limited time together.
Candidly, Alfred admitted, “We drifted apart. We fought hard to stay together…but we were simply too busy.”
For Alfred, his busy showbiz schedule is one hindrance while LJ has her studies and showbiz career to prioritize. Mix both and you’ll sure have a romance traversing through a bumpy road all the way to splitsville.
That’s all the reason, insisted Alfred. And just to set everything straight, he howled out one final remark: “There’s no third party involved.”