"Yes, it's us," he said on “The Buzz” on June 20, just four days before his 27th birthday.
The three-time Box-Office King spoke up on the matter at last because, he said, other people are taking advantage of his silence.
“I wanted to come out and once and for all say something. Ang dami nang taong nagte-take advantage sa pananahimik ko. Hindi na maganda. Maraming tao na ‘yung nadadamay. Maraming tao na’yung nasasaktan for me and for themselves. Hindi na nakakatuwa,” he said.
Without giving out names, Lloydy pointed out to host Boy Abunda some members of the press who had written what he termed as “baseless accusations” about him that had apparently affected his family.
“Baka akala niyo lang ho eh nakakagawa o nakakapagpasa lang kayo ng trabaho para kumita… mahirap kuwestiyunin ‘yun. Hindi ko ‘yun kukuwestyunin. Sa inyo ‘yun eh. Kaya lang may epekto na siya eh.
“Kapagka may sinasabing hindi maganda about me, or about you Tito Boy, sinong mga nasasaktan? Nanay mo, kapatid mo, mahal mo sa buhay. Ganun din po ako, kagaya niyo. Feeling ko, dapat magsalita na ko, kasi kumbaga para sa kanila rin, hindi lang para sa’kin,” the Kapamilya actor said.
Although Shaina didn’t know about his juicy admission, Lloydy hopes, “naramdaman niya na hindi lang ako tatahimik at hindi ko lang hahayaan na patuloy na huhusgahan ‘yung pangalan niya… ‘yung mga iniimbento ng mga tao about me, about her, and sa mga ilang taong nadadamay na baka naman hindi naman nila hinihiling na madawit ‘yung pangalan nila sa pangalan namin.”
Lloydy stressed that he did not snatch his new sweetheart from her then-boyfriend John Prats nor did he cause their breakup. However, he revealed that he initiated a “man-to-man” talk with the latter over the phone.
“Kasi ang nangyayari na n’on, naaapektuhan na ‘yung reputation nung tao. She was being put in a bad light. And hindi naman ‘yun fair,” he said.
He recalled that John was “okay” when they talked (“Wala na ‘yun, let’s move on,” he recalled John telling him), contrary to rumors that the Supahdance icon had ill feelings for him.
Interestingly, “John Lloyd” and “Shaina” trended worldwide on Twitter. The two ranked fifth and eighth, respectively in the social networking site a few minutes after Lloydy’s interview.
The anticipation seemed to have paid off well for those who waited for his revelations, as Lloydy not only addressed head-on the real score between him and Shaina, but also with former fellow Kapamilya Ruffa Gutierrez and box-office leading lady Sarah Geronimo, who are also entangled in his controversial love life.
After previously insisting that he’s just friends with Ruffa, Lloydy confessed that he was in a relationship with the beauty queen-actress; one that he described as “a very special relationship.”
While he clarified that he did not two-time Ruffa and Shaina, he also maintained that he’s not using Vina Morales’ younger sister as a cover to conceal his true relationship with his former “I Love Betty La Fea” co-star.
Twitter addict Ruffa took to her microblog that same night to air her reaction to Lloydy’s confession.
“THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE! Thank you. Indeed it was very special. No regrets. Now let's stop, respect and move forward with a smile,” she posted.
As for Sarah, Lloydy gave an ambiguous answer as to what really transpired between them.
“Mataas ang respeto natin sa katotoohan, and gusto ko lang siyang iwanang ganoon, na may respeto ako sa kanya, sa mga magulang niya, and kung anuman ‘yung napakaimportanteng katotohanan, maaaring sapat na sa aming dalawa. Alam niya, alam ko, kung ano ‘yung totoo,” he said.
Whatever that is, John Lloyd said that leading her on is not one of them, nor was their rumored blossoming romance cut short because of Ruffa.
Source: Rowena Joy A. Sanchez, Manila Bulletin
“Hindi mo ‘yun sinasabi o pinapangako sa isang babae. ‘O maghintay ka diyan ha, hintayin mo ko, after four or five years…’ Hindi mo naman alam kung anong puwedeng mangyari eh. Hindi ‘yan totoo,” he maintained.
Lloydy exclaimed “ouch!” when queried about being dubbed as a “womanizer.”
“Lahat sila nagkaron ng special part on my past. Wag lang natin gawin na… it’s not as if at this very moment lahat sila eh nasa tabi ko at yakap-yakap ko. Mga naging parte ng nakaraan mo, ng buhay mo, at hindi mo naman tinatanggal or binubura…” he said.
For those who allege that he is a “bad influence,” Lloydy hopes “sana hindi.”
“Kasi hindi mo alam kung anong epekto mo sa ibang tao eh. Ngayon siguro wala naman akong sinasabi o nagagawa na makakapagbigay sa kanila ng dahilan para malagay sila sa masama,” he said.
With all his success come these intrigues that continue to hound him. How does he manage?
“Mahirap. Napakahirap. Sabi nga ng aking tito, minsan sa sinasabi sa’yo ng tao, ‘pag maganda kunin mo, pag pangit itapon mo. Wag mong tanggapin, wag mong ipasok sa sistema mo,” he shared.
For those who “don’t mean well,” John Lloyd wishes them sans sarcasm “all the happiness that I have right now.”