The year 2011 has definitely been good to Cristine Reyes, what with the box-office success of No Other Woman and the extended run of her drama seriesReputasyon, the pretty mestiza admits she is having the time of her life right now. The 22-year-old actress attributes this to her faith in God and her newfound maturity. “Siguro marami lang ako experiences sa lifena mas natuto ako lalo na maging faithful kay God.Nagbabasa ako ng books na about God para matuto rin ako sa sarili ko, kasi siyempre pag nasa showbizka ang daming intriga, ang daming mga negative sides so kailangan mo ng tulong din. Dun natuto ako, so siguro nako-control ko,” she says.
With all of the breaks she has been receiving lately, Cristine denies any professional jealousy from her on-and-off screen partner Rayver Cruz and insists that he has been nothing but supportive of her blessings. “Alam niyo nung nag-hit itong No Other Woman, siRayver ang mas tuwang-tuwa pa kaysa sa akin. Kasi ako hindi pa nagsi-sink in sa akin yun noon. Siya yung mas tuwang-tuwa kapag may nababalitaang magana tapos lagi niyang pinapabida. Kunyari lalabas kami tapos may ibang tao, siya yung nangunguna palagi. So very proud siya and supportive. Feeling ko hindi siya insecure kasi pag may mga gagawin ako kunyari magte-tapena ako, sinasabi niya galingan ko, ganyan. Supportive siya talaga,” she admits.
Cristine admits that Rayver has seen her movie a number of times already and was not bothered with her intimate scenes with Derek Ramsay. “Wala, tahimik lang siya the whole movie, parang nag-o-observe kung nao yung may maliba or something. Kasi sinabi ko sa kanya, tingnan mo ha, wag kang magloloko-loko sa movie house. Kasi palabiro yun eh. So nag-seryoso siya nung nanunuod. Sabi niya okay naman,” she says. Aside from the premiere, Rayver also accompanied her to watch it with her family. “Nung una kasing nanuod siya, wala tahimik lang siya eh. Hindi siya nagsasalita. Pero alam ko may iniisip siya. Tapos nung pangalawa niyang pinanuod yun na, ang dami na niyang sinasabi. Na ang ganda daw ng movie at saka iba yung nakita niyang ako from usual na ginagawa ko,” she shares.
After celebrating their first year anniversary as a couple last September, Cristine admits their relationship has gotten even stronger now and they are even planning a trip to the U.S next year to do a joint celebration of her birthday and Valentine’s day there as well. When they plan their dates, Cristine says they are both happy just doing simple, low-key things. “Parang wala pero madalas naman kasi mag-dinner outside at saka movie, mga ganun lang naman,” she says. Cristine says she feels very secure with her relationship to Rayver. “Naglolokohan kami minsan. Sabi ko, ‘Sige gawin mo lalasunin ko yun (laughs).’ Ginaganun ko lang. Alam niyo kung ano ang kalaban ko kay Rayver? Hindi babae. Bola. Basketball. Hindi ko siya pinagseselosan. Mas mabuti na yung ganun na lang kesa yung iba na mahilig sa bar,” she admits.
Athough she has no plans of settling down anytime soon, Cristine says she definitely wants to become a mother someday. “Balak pero hindi pa ngayon. Mga mamaya (laughs),” she says in jest.