After finding out that he fathered a child with another woman while they were still together, Ynna Asistio realized she and ex-boyfriend Mark Herras can never get back together. It’s time for her to move on, she added.
Ynna and Mark broke up in August 2013, months before Ynna learned about Mark’s lovechild. She insisted that she didn’t know about Baby Ada before they broke up. That wasn’t even the reason why they decided to part ways.
“‘Yon lang ang naging parang wake up call sa akin na it’s time to move on and I think ‘yon na ‘yon. Siyempre pag mahal mo ang isang tao gagawin mo ang lahat para mag-work yung relasyon ninyo.”
Although Ynna has already started to move on from Mark, she admitted that she still sometimes misses the actor, who she has been with for five years.
Luckily, she got her wake up call. Ynna said that’s how life goes–there are people who are not meant to stay in one’s life. She only has to move forward.
She and Mark have no communication now. When she heard about Mark’s announcement in February of this year, she was angry at first, but she slowly realized she cannot do anything about it anymore.
“Alangan namang sirain ko ang buhay ko. Nag-decide na ako na yun na ang pinaka-point na para mag-move on na ako.”
She never thought about rebelling against Mark and her family because she has been receiving a lot of support from her Churchmates and her family as well.
Ynna and Mark didn’t talk about parting ways permanently after his announcement. Mark already knows what he needs to do. Ynna doesn’t know how to reach anymore to Mark’s revelations.
Meanwhile, Ynna is still waiting for her big break on ABS-CBN. She transferred to the Kapamilya network from GMA-7. Right now, she is doing a lot of trainings and workshops.
She is confident that ABS-CBN is just preparing something better for her. She just needs to trust the network, although she is becoming frustrated sometimes.
Ynna was the breadwinner of their family when she was still with GMA-7, where she had regular shows. How are they coping now? Her mother, Nadia Montenegro, is still working, so they are well-provided for.
More than the money, Ynna said she wants to work because it is her passion.
Ynna said she understands that she needs to go through these things–lack of projects and being heartbroken–because God may be testing her and preparing something better for her.
The separation from Mark, and his eventual declaration of a lovechild, is the biggest challenge she has to go through in her life, Ynna said.
“Happy lang ako dahil nalusutan ko siya. And marami naman akong na-realize, e. Lagi ko nga pong sinasabi na never kong ni-regret yung five years na yun.”
Even though she had her heart broken, Ynna never regretted those five years. She learned a lot from Mark and their relationship. She also turned more mature because of it.
She is thankful that it happened to her this early because the next time, she will know more how to handle a relationship.