Speaking candidly for the first time about it, Bea Alonzo reveals the first guy who caught her heart
“I loved him,” Bea admits for the very first time about John Lloyd Cruz.
“Parang hindi ko lang ma-define when exactly.”
“Syempre fan-ey lang ako diba? And when you’re a fan, you love that person. So from fan-ey ako ng Tabing Ilog to we became a love team. At that time, it was that and then it has transitioned to syempre a crush, and then nagpapadala ka sa mga holding hands. First (cinematic and real) kiss ko siya and so parang ganon, and then of course he disappointed me. Hindi ko alam may girlfriend na pala siya.”
“Tapos biglang sinabi niya sakin, may girlfriend na pala siya.”
And just like that, John Lloyd Cruz became Bea’s first heartbreak.
But the love didn’t stop there. In fact it has never stopped. It continues to this day.
“Hindi ko alam kung saan ‘yun natapos and then naging friends na kami. Alam mo yung ganito sya eh, yung love nag-ta-transition siya into different forms. The love has always been there but I can’t tell you because I can’t speak for him. So I cannot tell you when it’s stronger or when it’s not. I can only speak for myself. Ngayon, feeling ko we’re at that point where, feeling ko, it goes beyond romance. To me ah,” Bea says.
When I ask her if this is as far as her relationship with John Lloyd goes, for as long as it has gone this way, if she will never see him in a romantic way again, she thinks and says:
“Hindi ko sinasabing open ako, but I’m not married and he’s not married, so yeah. Pero sana hindi. It’s just going to be that unfulfilled love story.”
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Photography MARK NICDAO
Creative Direction NICOLE ALMERO
Makeup TING DUQUE
Hair BRENT SALES
Stylist PAM QUIÑONES and CLAIRE FERNANDO of QURATOR STUDIO assisted by ABREY ESCAREAL
Shoot coordination PATRICIA RAMOS