Kim sets aside lovelife to concentrate on career

July 11, 2019
Kim Domingo

Domingo looks good on and off camera, especially when she appeared at the presscon of her new show, “Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko”, sporting a short hairdo that becomes her but which she says is just a wig as she just want to try different kinds of hairstyles. Most writers think she has the potential and the star quality to make it as a leading lady but, so far, she’s been relegated to supporting roles since she was introduced in “Juan Happy Love Story” four years ago and was proclaimed the new Pantasya ng Bayan.

Since then, she has appeared in “Super Ma’am”, “D’Originals”, “Inday Will Always Love You” and “TODA One I Love”, but full stardom seems elusive to her. Some folks say it’s because she gave more importance to her lovelife, especially when she hooked up with cager Mike Acuna. She was advised to lie low and be discreet about it, but she didn’t care.

But now, she admits she has broken up with Mike and is ready to focus more on her career. “One month na kaming split after nearly three years,” she says. “Nakaka-sad, pero ganun talaga. You’re hoping 'yun na talaga ang best relationship mo, pero hindi pala.”

But she’d rather no longer talk about the reason why they called it quits. “No comment na lang ako. Ayoko nang pag-usapan 'yan. Kasi we parted naman as friends. It was a mutual decision for us. Hindi naman kami nag-break na magkagalit. We’re still in good terms, so kung anuman ang dahilan why we broke up, sa amin na lang 'yun. Basta sa ngayon, okay na ako. Happy naman ako. No regrets kasi I have good memories naman of our times together.”

Some writers said the breakup might just be a gimmick to help promote her new soap, “Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko”, and they’re still secretly together. “Ay, hindi po. I will not use my private life sa ganyan. Saka, hindi naman kami ngayon lang nag-break up. One month na rin.”

So is she entertaining new suitors? “May mga nagpaparamdam, pero ayoko muna. Kasisimula lang ng ‘Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko’, so dito muna ako magko-concentrate. Sayang naman ang bagong opportunity na binigay sa’kin ng GMA, e ang ganda pa naman ng role ko. Pinsan ako rito ni Megan Young at best friend din. Nang magkaproblema siya, dahil minumulto siya ni Kris Bernal na obsessed sa husband niyang si Rayver Cruz, nandun ako to help her. But may very big twist ang character ko na tiyak, masu-surprise ang viewers as the story goes along. Abangan nyo kasi tiyak na lahat, magugulat. Siyempre, hindi ko naman puwedeng i-reveal kung ano 'yun, para suspense.”