Love is sweeter the second time around for Sophie Albert and Vin Abrenica.
After taking a “much-needed break” from their relationship in 2016, aiming to focus more on their respective showbiz careers, the two are back in each other’s arms.
“The good thing about us is that, despite our breakup, we managed to keep our communication lines open. It’s nice that we didn’t have ill feelings for each other. We remained friends, until we decided ‘Go, let’s give our relationship a second chance,’” she told Bulletin Entertainment, adding it was Vin who made the first move.
“We don’t have a timeline to when or where we got back. I just know that, in the blink of an eye, we realized ‘Oh, we can have our relationship and work together at the same time,’” she added.
The actress shared their breakup taught her “how to my balance time, how to choose my priorities.”
The two have fruitful careers now. He just finished doing a movie, while she has her first-ever regular TV series on GMA-7.
“Work is work for us. We don’t meddle with each other’s project. We respect our respective career choices. We don’t mix our professional and personal lives,” she disclosed.
Is marriage in the picture, we asked from out of the blue.
“No, not yet,” she said, quick to draw and with a smile. “But I know the right time for that will come.”
Sophie is on the GMA drama-comedy series “Pamilya Roces.” She plays Amber Bolocboc, a spoiled-brat teen.
“Babaeng-bakla,” was how she described her role, adding it is totally different from who she is in real life.
“I’m very mahinhin in real life,” she explained. “I have lines here that I’ve never used in my life so it’s quite challenging. Luckily, I have gay friends. They taught me gay lingo.”
She has no problem with the fact that the role was offered to someone else before she got it.
“From what I know, the role was originally offered to Winwyn (Teresita Marquez). I don’t know what happened but I’m thankful that they gave it to me. It doesn’t matter to me if I’m the second, the third or the fourth choice as long as I am the final choice.”
“Pamilya Roces” is under the helm of no less than awarded director Joel Lamangan. How does she find him?
“Scary!” she exclaimed. “He’s very strict, like, he wants everything done fast.”
“Pamilya Roces” airs weeknights on GMA Telebabad.