Without confirming whether she and Gerald Anderson are already a couple, Maja Salvador on Monday said she is hoping the public would just let her be happy.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Salvador said:
“Gusto ko pong sagutin [ang tanong kung kami na] pero sana po hayaan niyo na lang muna ako kung ano ang nakikita niyong ngiti sa akin ngayon.”
Despite this, Salvador admitted she is glad that Anderson considers her an inspiration.
“Nakakatuwa na may isang tao na nag-a-appreciate sa kung ano man 'yung meron kami. Isa siya sa mga taong nagiging masaya kapag kasama ako. So ang sarap lang na may mga tao kang napapasaya at isa siya doon.” she said.
Salvador has been the subject of online bashing even since she was rumored to be in a relationship with Anderson, the former boyfriend of her "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" co-star and best friend, Kim Chiu.
Salvador broke down in an interview aired on "Showbiz Inside Report" over the weekend.
But despite the hate messages, Salvador said she is choosing to remain strong for her loved ones.
Maja Salvador is set to hold a series of concerts in celebration of her 10th anniversary in showbiz.
The concert series, titled "Maja Unveils @ 10," will kick off on April 7 at the Palm Drive Activity Center of Glorietta Mall in Makati.
Other performances will be held on April 28 at The District Cavite in Imus, Cavite, and on June 29 at NCCC Mall in Palawan.
In an interview on "Showbiz Inside Report" aired yesterday, the 24-year-old Kapamilya actress said the concert is her way of "giving back to the fans."
Salvador first joined showbiz in 2003 after she became the subject of headlines as a teen reunited with a father she had never met, former actor Ross Rival.
It didn't take long before offers came in for Salvador to become an actress, which she recalled to be her mother Thelma's biggest dream for her.
"Naka-set na po ako dati na gusto ko talaga maging flight stewardess o kaya supermodel, tapos nung pumasok 'tong opportunity na to, 'tinanong ako kung gusto ko ba. Sabi ko, 'Totoo ba 'to? Nandito na ako sa mundo kung saan 'yung daddy ko dati?'" she said.
Admittedly, it took a while before Salvador learned to love her craft. She said it took five years before she finally regarded her acting career with value.