What is Teejay Marquez looking for in his next relationship?
Teejay Marquez revealed that he went through a heartbreak during the pandemic when he and his partner of nine years decided to break up.
Admittedly, the process of moving on took a while given the length of the relationship.
“Pero nalampasan ko naman,” Teejay tells FreebieMNL and other reporters during an interview at the media conference of “Broken Hearts’ Trip” on December 13, 2023.
For someone who chooses to travel and go to the beach whenever dealing with heartbreak or a sad moment, Teejay had to go through a breakup during the pandemic.
He shares, “Yung healing, magulo kasi asa bahay ka lang talaga.
“So, finocus ko na lang sa mga content for social media, bini-busy ko yung sarili ko sa bahay. Nakapagpagawa nga ako ng kwarto, ng banyo, nagkapagpa-renovate ako para lang may magawa ako! So, naka-survive naman.”
What was the reason why the relationship fell apart?
Teejay expounds, “Feeling ko, siguro ‘pag tumatagal yung relationship, na-fall out of love. May iba nang gusto, nagsawa o ganun. Hindi naman ako yun pero siyempre, kapag mahal mo yung tao, kailangan mo to set them free.”
Teejay admits that “nasayangan ako” and that he worked it out as much as he could, but in the end, he decided to let go of the relationship.
Even then, Teejay did not think of getting a new relationship immediately just to heal from the heartbreak.
Laughing, he says, “Hindi naman umabot [sa ganun] kasi nakakatakot noong mga panahon na yun kasi baka magka-COVID pa ako, e!
“Hindi rin ako ready pa so nag-move on talaga ako at saka natakot ako kasi baka masayang ulit.”
Teejay’s healing process
But generally, Teejay is not the type to immediately go out and tell others about his heartbreak.
Instead, he explains, “More on ano ako, e, self-healing. Bago ako lumabas, bago ako magkwento, sisiguraduhin ko munang tapos na ako para at least, kapag kwinento ko siya, hindi na talagang sobrang mabigat.
“More on parang nakakakita na ako na mas clear na sa akin kung anong kinukwento ko.”
He also enjoys the beach, such as going to Boracay or Bali, whenever he deals with a heartbreak—may it be a breakup or a setback in life.
He explains, “Hindi ko alam, kapag nakatingin ka talaga sa dagat, nagpapahangin ka lang, parang ang simple lang ng buhay.
“Doon mo mare-realize na you just have to breathe and then mare-realize mo na parang mas maki-clear yung mga iniisip mo, bumabagabag sa ‘yo, then mare-realize mo na makakahanap ka ng positive thing doon sa mga problema mo.”
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Is Teejay ready to fall in love again?
Smiling, he answers, “Dapat kusang dumating.”
He also welcomes the idea that the newfound love might come this 2024 in one condition.
“Basta ayoko ng pilit, gusto ko yung parang High School yung feeling.
“Kinikiliig ka, gusto mo makita kahit sulyap lang. Ayoko ng parang arranged or pinilit na.”
He is also not specific on the qualities he is looking for in his next love, but there are non-negotiables.
“Siguro tanggap sana yung trabaho ko, yung nangyayari sa showbiz pero more or less, basta mahal, yung real love.”
As “Broken Hearts’ Trip” ends its MMFF run on January 7, 2023, Teejay will be busy with his next project, the Kapuso afternoon series “Makiling,” where he plays one of the kontrabidas.
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