“Wala naman po akong kailangan patunayan,” says Alden
“Nasanay na lang din po ako kasi it’s really how I see myself,” the Sparkle actor answers when asked if there ever was a time that the persisting gender issue seeped into his nerves.
As unfazed as he is, the “Pambansang Bae” adds, ”Kilala ko po ang sarili ko, kilala po ako nung mga tao sa paligid ko.”
More so, Alden emphasizes that he does not want to go into a relationship just to bury the issue. As for him, “Ayaw ko naman po na para tumahimik yung issue na yun is gagamit ako ng ibang tao para lang matapalan yung issue kasi kawawa naman yung tao.”
Alden also shares the reason behind his enduring silence over the matter. There is no need to address anything as, according to him, “Wala naman po akong kailangan patunayan sa part na yun.”
The allegations against his gender does not appall him in any way. “Mas okay na, okay lang, tuloy lang nila. Sanay naman na po ako diyan,” he remarks.
He then finishes with a self-affirming statement that goes, “Pero ako, to myself, alam ko kung saan ako papunta.”
Alden Richards envisions a married life
The 31-year-old actor outright proclaimed his desire to have a family of his own before hitting 35. He even emphasized that he has his eyes on having kids one day.
When Ogie brings up the idea of raising kids without a wife figure, Alden replies: “Ay, gusto ko po may asawa. Mahirap po yung single parent. At saka ayaw ko po ng i-deprive yung anak ko na lalaki lang siya na tatay lang yung kilala niya. Gusto ko buo yung family.”
Alden Richards is Maine Mendoza’s then on-screen tandem, to which they are sensationally called as Aldub. Their television chemistry started in GMA-7’s “One For All, All For Juan” segment of noontime program “Eat Bulaga!”
Despite the upbeat and relatively massive reception from the public, Alden and Maine had to go on their separate ways as according to the former, “I had my own plans, and Maine had plans of her own.
“Minsan, hindi mo pwedeng i-align ang plano mo sa plano ng iba kasi iba-iba kayo ng direction. Huwag ipilit or baka you’ll end up fighting or having a misunderstanding. So, we opted to go our separate ways as friends.”
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