Zanjoe Marudo and Bea Alonzon (MNS photo)

Zanjoe Marudo and Bea Alonzon (MNS photo)

For Bea Alonzo, staying together with Zanjoe Marudo, her boyfriend of over three years now, is a conscious decision amid the problems they go through as a couple.

The 27-year-old actress opened up about her relationship with Marudo after she was asked to address persistent rumors that she and Marudo have already broken up.

She answered: “It doesn’t bother me, kasi alam ko naman ‘yung totoo. We don’t have a perfect relationship, but we’re perfectly fine with it. I mean, we fight and nagkakabati rin kami. It’s just part of being in a relationship. Gano’n lang ‘yon. You fall and then you learn.”

“It’s not like pag mag-aaway kami, i-a-announce ko sa lahat ng tao, but one thing is for sure, we’re still together. Malalaman niyo naman if we’re not together.”

Alonzo explained that her arguments with Marudo mostly stem from their lack of time for each other, given their respective schedules.

Dubbed local showbiz’s “Movie Queen,” Alonzo just recently wrapped up work on the primetime series “Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon.” As early as next week, she will start training in competitive sailing to prepare for her role in “Crossroads.”

Marudo, on the other hand, was one of the lead stars of the recently released horror film “Maria, Leonora, Teresa.” He is now gearing up for his new primetime series co-starring child actress Jana Agoncillo.

“Pinag-aawayan namin ‘yan, iyong lack of time for each other, but nagkakaintindihan naman,” Alonzo said. “Pag ikaw na ‘yung nandoon sa posisyon na hindi mo na nakikita ‘yung partner mo, talagang minsan it gets to your head, eh.”

Nakakairita na parang gusto mong kumain sa labas, wala kang kasamang boyfriend, at siya rin walang kasamang girlfriend. So nagiging [problema] siya. Pag hindi kami masyado nagkikita, doon nagkakaroon ng hindi pagkakaintindihan,” she explained.

Despite these misunderstandings, Alonzo said she and Marudo are committed to each other. She emphasized the importance of choosing to stay together and not letting their problems get the best of them.

Asked how they manage challenges in their relationship, Alonzo said: “Feeling ko kasi, it’s really the commitment. When you commit to something and when you say, ‘I’m going to make this work,’ iyon ‘yung pinaka importanteng bagay. You will really be able to make it work.”

“Kaya lang, pag simula palang sinabi mo na, ‘Ay, hindi ko na talaga kaya,’ then hindi talaga siya mag-wo-work. So it’s really a decision, it’s hard work for both of us.” (MNS)