In a recent interview, Bea Alonzo opened up about her sweet reunion with her friends, Angel Locsin, Dimples Romana, Anne Curtis, and Angelica Panganiban, and how it took them almost three years to get together again.
Among the five, only Angelica and Bea are currently not married. However, the news of Angelica's pregnancy broke out a few weeks ago, leading netizens to believe that an engagement might soon be in the cards with her non-showbiz boyfriend, Gregg Homan.
Does Bea feel any pressure to settle down like her friends?
"Ako, masasabi ko siyempre, I'm very, very happy for my friends, lalo na si Angge. Alam ko talaga na yon talaga ang matagal na niyang gusto talaga, na magkaroon ng baby, so I'm very, very happy for her. Pero siyempre, may kanya-kanya tayong timeline," she explained.
According to her, everyone has their own schedule, so there's no need for her to feel pressured since she knows her time will come. "So, ayon nga... parang kanya-kanya tayo ng kumpas sa buhay. Kanya-kanya tayo ng struggles, kanya-kanya tayo ng blessings and I refuse to be compared to these wonderful women kasi kanya-kanya tayo ng strength and weaknesses."
A follow-up question from the press that she got asked was: "What if Dominic Roque proposed to you?"
"Oh my God, oo nga! Siyempre naman… I mean, hindi naman ako nandito sa relasyon para lang maglaro, diba? Alam naman natin na siyempre, at my age, I want that also," she revealed.
She also noted that she can't speak for her beau, but she said that he's aware that she still has a lot of things to accomplish in life. However, if Dominic does propose to her, she wouldn't say no.
"Siyempre I can't speak for him, and alam naman niya na marami rin akong gagawin. Alam naman niya kung ano yung mga priorities ko sa ngayon. Pero kung sakaling magpo-propose siya, siyemre, o-oo ako."
She added: "Pero siyempre, I’ll cross the bridge when I get there."
The 34-year-old actress also shared that she was initially scared of turning 30 because she thought she'd have fewer opportunities. "To tell you honestly, when I was turning 30, I was so scared. Kasi iniisip ko sa business na ito, kapag 30 ka na, parang konti na lang ang magagawa mo."
"Society taught us na kapag 30s ka na, ang babae dapat nag-aasawa na. Nagse-settle down na. Eh, at that time, I was at the point of my life na ibang-iba pa ang buhay ko noon. Ibang-iba pa yung circumstances and I wasn’t there yet," she admitted.
Now that she's in her 30s, however, Bea said that she feels more comfortable in her own skin. "I can talk about my weaknesses. I can talk about my vulnerabilities na hindi ko napag-uusapan when I was in my 20s na siguro, marami kang reservations or insecurities when you're in your 20s. Pero ngayon, in my 30s, parang kaya ko nang sabihin freely what's in my heart," she reflected.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.