This is the first time Kapuso actor Geoff Eigenmann is talking about his breakup with Carla Abellana. He admitted he has his own faults in what happened to them, but the reasons are not one-sided.
For him, things could have gone a different way if he and Carla agreed to fix things. He remained quiet all these times, and can only talk about it now because it’s all in the past anyway.
It was never a burden on him, the actor said, adding that he has completely moved on from it.
Carla admitted in April 2014 that she and Geoff have already broken up after four years of being together. During that time, Carla has a lot of projects with Tom Rodriguez, which meant she was always asked about her breakup with Geoff.
It seems to everyone that Carla has been vocal about their breakup, and nothing has been heard from Geoff. Asked why they didn’t seem to have a good breakup, Geoff said he never told anyone anything, so whatever’s being circulated came from Carla’s side and not from him.
He can only be liable for the things he said, so he’s the wrong person to ask why they had such a falling out.
Geoff has lately been controversial because of his Instagram posts, and because he usually answers his bashers. He explained that if one understands how he posts, he can be quite irritating. He sometimes answers bashers because he has to defend himself. He knows it’s wrong, but that’s just the way he is.
It’s okay if he’s only the one being bashed, but sometimes the commenters cross the lines when they drag his family, career and personal life into the issues. He also alleged that some of his bashers might just be the same person, but using different Instagram accounts.
“Basta ako, I enjoyed for a while na pinatulan ko sila, but wala, tapos na yun.”
Carla once allegedly hinted that Geoff was “evil” in her interviews. Asked about this, Geoff said whatever she said reflects more about who she is than him. He has always been quiet about their breakup, and he was not offended by her comments.
Carla can say what she wants. If she likened him to a demon, then that’s a cross she has to bear because she has been with him for four years.
Geoff remained mum about the real reasons for their breakup. There were so many issues that cropped up, he cannot keep up with all of it already. What’s important is that he knows what to believe in. He knows the truth, and he is at peace with himself.
The actor also said he felt used by Carla during the promo for her movie with Tom. Carla was always being asked about the breakup back then. “Well, no bullshit, totoo naman, e. Ginamit naman talaga… I don’t really care.”
Personally, he doesn’t agree with that strategy because showbiz is their work, and they should delineate career from their personal life. He joked that he’s talking about the breakup now because he needs to promote his show.
There were rumors in the past that their breakup was caused by his closeness to Kylie Padilla, who he worked with in “Adarna.” Geoff said maybe that’s what Carla wants to believe.
Maybe that would have been a valid issue if he and Kylie ended up together.
In the four years that they have been together, Geoff doesn’t regret anything. They had good memories together and it’s only unfortunate it has to end this way.
He’s not looking for another relationship. If it comes, then it comes, he said. Geoff also feels better now about himself because he has more freedom and time for himself. Even his mother, Gina Alajar, said she likes this version of her son better.
He doesn’t need to think about others’ issues, and he can focus on himself.
Meanwhile, Ryan Eigenmann, Geoff’s older brother, said he has no problem working with Carla. In fact, after their breakup, he worked with her in “Magpakailanman.” They were both professionals, and it was a job for him.
Geoff stays in his house. If he’s not there, he’s usually in the gym. Ryan, however, is not the kind of person who interferes into his brother’s life. He and Geoff have a close relationship, but he knows the actor can handle this breakup.
Geoff knows that Ryan is there for him if he needs him. In fact, one time, Geoff was the one who approached him and asked for advice. He just gave him a brotherly advice, Ryan said.
Ryan said his brother is not a showy person, so what he posts on Instagram is basically just who he is. When they are not together as a family, he’s just in the gym. The Eigenmanns are known to be a close-knit family.
He doesn’t interfere on what Geoff posts on Instagram. Ryan said he is just misunderstood. His brother’s life does not center on breakup with Carla.
“And if his bashers and haters misunderstand it, he’s not responsible for what they think.”
Right now, Ryan said it is impossible for Geoff and Carla to be friends. Maybe one day, who knows? It really depends on how they handle it in the future, he added.