The pride of the Philippines Miss Universe Catriona Gray returned to the Philippines and everyone is overjoyed.
But together with her return is a controversy that’s been lingering for quite a while now.
Speculations about their breakup with boyfriend Clint Bondad has been going around for a while and it is only now that Catriona formally addressed the issue.
“We just didn’t work out,” says Catriona Gray after being in a relationship for 6 years with Filipino-German model and actor Clint Bondad.
She was asked if she still loves him but refused to answer it. Instead, she thanked Bondad for the time that they spent together and for the support he gave her during the tough times of her life.
Catriona also revealed that their problems started even before the Miss Universe pageant, contrary to the belief that it started after the competition and winning the crown.
She also claimed that they are already not talking during the time of the pageant, where Bondad can be seen in his Instagram account passionately cheering for Catriona.
“It was really tough going through the competition with that happening at the same time but I had to keep reminding myself that this was a once in the lifetime opportunity,” says Catriona.
Catriona claims that they outgrew each other, the reason for their split.
“When you’re together for so long and you start off from a very young age, you grow. Whether that be in your personal or in your career –sometimes you just outgrow each other,” says Catriona.
“If we’re meant to be together, maybe it’d happen in the future but as of right now,” she added, shaking her head to indicate no.
On the other hand, Clint Bondad only wished “the very best on your path” to Catriona.
“You are still the most beautiful woman that I have ever met. I wish you the very best on your path, wherever it will carry you…Truly,”Bondad captioned in his post.