Miss Universe 2020 Philippines Rabiya Mateo finally admitted the cause of her breakup with Neil Salvacion.
In an interview with Boy Abunda, Rabiya denied that she left Neil because she won the Miss Universe Philippines Crown.
According to her, she refused the proposal of Neil who’s been her boyfriend for seven years.
“I think this is the first time na sasabihin ko sa TV, but he proposed to me, and I was so young that time, I wasn’t ready.” Rabiya said.
“I have a lot of dreams for my family and during that time he was ready to settle na and feeling niya okay na siya sa buhay. Pero ako I want to aspire to be more. Doon kami nagkaroon ng conflict,” she added.
Rabiya also said that Neil was willing to wait but she really wanted to focus first on her dreams for her family.
“During that time, kasi galing din ako sa walang-wala. Tapos nakita ko when I won Miss Universe Philippines, ito na ang time ko para makapag-ipon, para mabilhan ko ang nanay ko ng bahay, para mapagpatuloy ko man kung gusto pa ng kapatid ko na mag-aral. Ako pa ang breadwinner,” she said.
Currently, the beauty queen was in a relationship with actor Jeric Gonzales.
Meanwhile, when asked if she was going to accept Jeric’s proposal, Rabiya said ‘Yes’.
She explained that things were different now.
“Nabilhan ko na ng bahay si Mama, nabigyan ko na sila ng… ‘yung savings, nakapag-ipon na po ako. Siguro hindi agad-agad, pero siguro in two years, kasi gusto ko rin maging nanay na. I can see myself.” she said.
As of writing, Neil has yet to give a statement to Rabiya.