Once again Nikki Gil opens up about her breakup to Billy Crawford to Cosmopolitan Magazine December 2013 issue. In her interview with Cosmo’s Krizette Chu, Nikki shared how she regrets that her relationship with Billy lasted for five years. People around her warned her but she chose to ignore them.
She told Cosmo that everything that Billy did was now questionable to her after everything that happened. Though they had some good times, she can hardly remember any of them now. When she thinks back, she can now see the inconsistencies of her ex’s behavior.
“I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that it could be done to me. I'd ask him, 'Why were you [at this place]?' Then, I'd back off and say, 'Nevermind, I was just asking.' You just brush it under the rug, until one day, it all blows up in your face," she said.”
During Billy’s interviews right after the breakup, he denied that there was a third party involved but, based on Nikki’s latest interview with Cosmo that doesn’t seem to be the case. Although she didn’t say it outright her statement “I’m a woman and I protect what’s mine. I don’t touch what’s not mine. If I were the kind of girl [who’d steal a boyfriend], I’d understand completely, but – I cherish those things” point in that direction.
There was also this issue about Nikki’s preference of not having sex until marriage. She said this didn’t seem like a big thing with Billy because he was very understanding and even encouraged her to go for it.
Although it was heartbreaking at first, Nikki feels relieved now that their relationship ended. She’s even thankful to the people who made it possible because if not for them “she would have said yes to his insincere offers of marriage.”
She does regret waiting five years before ending their relationship and the opportunities and fun she could have had during her early twenties. Despite those drawbacks, Nikki is letting it go and moving on with her life. She’s now dating again and has lots of endorsement deals and she plays one of the main characters in the hit soap opera “Maria Mercedes.”