No relationship is perfect, even for a couple that has lasted for more three years in the cutthroat business of showbiz. Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann may have found the secret to staying strong together, but the actress said there are times they still argue about work and other personal things.
Carla, however, said they never let these problems affect their relationship and their work as artists. They have learned to differentiate their relationship’s problems from the issues they face in their work. Also, she shared how Geoff finds a way to prove himself to her over and over again.
She can see that the actor is willing to grow as a person and as an artist, and that he has the ability to show how much he loves a certain person–in this case, Carla. “Hindi nawawala yung effort talaga.”
This month, they celebrated their third year anniversary. And although they already got passed the stage where they will usually go giddy when they see each other, Carla said Geoff still found a way to make their anniversary special by giving her a gift that really surprised her.
They dined outside during the day itself, and the actor surprised her with an expensive pair of shoes he bought while vacationing in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s not that Carla is materialistic, but she just found it endearing how Geoff thought of the best gift for her.
Also, he is very supportive of Carla’s showbiz career. They even watch her teleserye, “My Husband’s Lover,” together when they both don’t have work. Geoff was even the one who would tell her about the feedback for the show. He makes it an effort to share with Carla whatever he hears people are saying about the teleserye.
Carla said they never got jealous of each other’s loveteam partner. Geoff has always been very proud of her and he knows how “My Husband’s Lover” has catapulted her to fame.
Of course, this never meant that their relationship is perfect.
“A lot of people say it’s easier, kasi pareho kayong nasa business, kaya makaka-relate kayo to each other better. There are times naman na it can be more difficult. Minsan, nagiging competitive kayo sa isa’t isa.”
Some said it would be better if one of them would lie-low from showbiz, so the other will focus on nurturing his/her career while the other one takes the backseat. But for now, they are still in the stage where they take things as they go.
Geoff has taken a leave from showbiz after he received a “fat memo” from GMA-7. The memo asked him to lose weight. Carla, on the other hand, has been enjoying the success of “My Husband’s Lover.”
The actress didn’t answer directly if her recent success is a problem for Geoff. She said it’s better if the actor will be the one to answer that. When they are together though, Carla doesn’t want to talk about work.
She makes it a point to focus on Geoff and their relationship, she said. “I’m sure hindi maiiwasan yung insecurities. That’s why kailangan maging conscious ka na hindi siya mai-insecure.”
In the three years they have been together, the actress has found the formula for making things work. She said couples must always find time to have an open communication so there will be less misunderstandings. Also, if she has free time, she makes it a point to spend it with Geoff.
They usually just spend their time in Carla’s house where they watch movies and the actress cooks for him. Although she doesn’t really cook that well, the actress said Geoff appreciates that little gesture of hers.
As for getting married, Carla said they haven’t talked about it yet. Although they both want it in the future, it is not something they can plan that easily. “We’ll never know, kasi wala naman sa tagal ‘yan, e. So, it depends talaga when we’re ready.”