In the Midnight Snack online chat between Janice de Belen and photographer Raymund Isaac, a netizen asked the question, “Do you have a secret sex affair?” which Janice had to answer.
Raymond said, “Tandaan mo, hindi love affair, ha, a secret sex affair and it was just sex. And ibig sabihin, ito ’yung sa Sex in the City na sinasabing secret sex affair. Na tipong kahit sa kaibigan mo ayaw mong sabihin kasi nahihiya ka. Pero libog na libog ka. Did I just say it?”
Janice revealed that she never had a ‘sex affair’ since she was too busy, “I think I was too busy.”
When asked if she wants to have a boyfriend, the actress answered, “Alam mo minsan-minsan parang masaya, Pero there are times na iniisip ko especially now marami akong kaibigan na laging may problema sa boyfriend, parang ’di ko na yata kaya ng ganyan.”
She added that she’s always been so selfless when she has a partner to the extent that any decision she takes will also have an effect on the other person.
“Kasi for most of my life, I’ve always had a boyfriend and I have always been selfless. I thought I was selfless kasi ang feeling ko lahat ng decision ko ay may kinalaman sa kung anong ikalulungkot nila, ikaseselos nila.”
And who would trade boys over travel goals? Janice revealed that a boyfriend would keep her from her travel goals.
“Hindi ko ma-enjoy ang travelling before because I always wanted to be with my boyfriend. Kasi feeling ko, eto na. Laging feeling ko, siya na… eto na, forever na ’to. Only to realize na hindi naman ako ang forever nila. Hindi sila ganun mag-isip. Kahit na ’yung pinakasalan ko, hindi pala ako ang forever n’ya, di ba?”
So instead of finding another person to love her, she decided to love herself first.
“So now that ‘it’s me.’ Feeling ko til this day, ilang taon na ba akong single? I’ve been single for the past 12 years. Even if 12 years na akong single, I still feel that, na pag-ukulan ko ’yung sarili ko ng oras at pag-ukulan ko ’yung sarili ko ng love—means to take care of myself, to decide on things na para sa akin, na gusto kong gawin.”