MANILA, MAY 6, 2013 (ABS-CBN) For the first time, Heart Evangelista revealed the real reason why she and Jericho Rosales, whom she considers her “greatest love,” broke up in 2008.

In an sit-down interview with Yes magazine for its May 2013 issue, Evangelista said her parents made her believe that Rosales cheated on her with Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.

At that time, Evangelista just reconciled with her parents after not talking to them for three years because she fought for her relationship with Rosales.

Evangelista said her parents did not approve of the Kapamilya actor because he already had a child from a previous relationship.

“I didn’t see them for three years at that time and I missed them so much. And I was also going though a lot, I was struggling with life. I was confused. Although I was happy, it was hard to be happy in one area and everything else seems like it’s falling apart. But the moment I got back with them, naging okay kami,” she said.

Rosales was then in Malaysia with Soo for the ABS-CBN series “Kahit Isang Saglit,” while Evangelista was in Dubai for her own show in GMA-7.

“When they said that he was cheating on me with Carmen Soo, I really did think that he was. I really thought that he cheated on me. I really did. And that was because they told me that he was and I was convinced,” she said.

Evangelista shared there was even a time when Rosales went to see her in her condominium unit so he could explain himself but they never saw each other.

“My mom didn’t tell me that he was waiting for me downstairs in my condo for five hours. She didn’t say anything so I didn’t hear from him,” she said.

The 27-year-old actress said she just learned in due course that Rosales did not really cheat on her.

“Of course they are your parents—when they tell you something over and over, you start to have fears. You start to doubt certain situations. And that’s what happened to me before,” she said.

Through time, Evangelista understood that her mom was just scared to lose her.

“She was trying to let me go. She was really trying her best to not get herself involved with my past relationships. It was always like that. She would try. But in the end, everything that she kept inside would just blow up, and it would just affect me so much and also the relationship that I was in,” she said.

Evangelista recently made headlines anew after she found herself in another collision course with her parents who lambasted her current boyfriend, Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero.

Both Evangelista and Escudero, however, have stood firm that they are not breaking up amid all the issues surrounding their relationship.

Jericho says he found the one ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 02/04/2013 11:56 AM | Updated as of 02/04/2013 11:56

MANILA, Philippines -- Is actor Jericho Rosales set to marry his girlfriend, TV personality Kim Jones?

In an interview with "The Buzz" that aired on Sunday, Rosales admitted that they talked about settling down but didn't say when it will happen.

The actor stressed that what is important now is that he is enjoying his personal and professional life.

"Pinag-usapan namin, pinagbibiruan namin. I think I found the one for me and that's her," Rosales said.

"I'm enjoying both sides of the world, my normal life and my career, so masaya," the actor added.

Last year, Rosales revealed that he already met Jones’ family in Australia.

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