QUEEN Ellen Adarna to the rescue!
It's no secret that this Cebuana actress has had her fair share of ups and downs when it comes to relationships. And truth be told, her love experiences translate very well as ate advice to those who badly need a little slap on their faces.
Fans of Adarna frequently flood her Instagram Stories for good old-fashioned truth tea, and here are some of the best and funniest replies from the star herself.
1. If it takes him too long to reply, is it a sign that he's not interested?
Ellen Adarna: Buot pasabot ani day, kon atang-atang ra ka sa iyang reply, mura ka og iro niatang niya. Wala kay life? Ako di sad gyud ko mo-reply anang tawo nga walay life.
(This just means, day, if you keep on waiting for his reply, you're like a dog [to mean waiting for his master]. Don't you have a life? Me, I will also not reply to a person with no life.)
2. What should I do if my ex keeps messaging me even if I don't like him anymore?
Ellen Adarna: O diba, guwapa kaayo ka. In demand. Guwapa kaayo kang di kahibawo mohuna-huna. No? Di kahuna-huna'g block, day? Unsa man na imong cellphone, day? Analog pa na, day?
(Wow, you're so beautiful, day. You're in demand. However, you're all beauty with no brains. Don't you know how to block, day? Is your phone still running on analog, day?)
3. Is it okay to look at my partner's phone?
Ellen Adarna: Kanang mag-ingon ana, day, pang bati ra nag nawong. Pang insecure, pang praning. Wa gyud ko kaagi ana. NEVER.
(Only ugly people do that, day. For the insecure and those who are paranoid. I've never done that. NEVER.)
4. What can you say about friends with benefits?
Ellen Adarna: There's nothing wrong. Depende ra na sa inyong sabot, sa inyong deal, you know? If friends, then friends. Ayaw'g assume nga naa moy relationship. Unya, mabuang na sad ka?
(There's nothing wrong. It depends on your mutual understanding, deal, you know? If friends, then friends. Don't assume that you guys have a relationship. Now what? You'll go crazy for this person again?)
5. Is cheating the reason for most of your break-ups?
Ellen Adarna: The reason I break up is, I realized that they're not the one. So why would I waste my time? Mao na, I just left. Guwapa ko. Kasagaran sa akong mga uyab, day, in love ra gyud na sila nako. Sila pay maghilak-hilak kaysa ako.
(The reason I break up is, I realized that they're not the one. So why would I waste my time? That's why I just left. I'm beautiful. Most of my exes, day, they are very much in love with me. They cry more than me.)
6. Is it okay to entertain two or more suitors?
Ellen Adarna: Yes, day. Bisan pa og 10 or 20. You know, if you're single, then act like you're single. Ayaw pag pretend nga in a relationship ka kay di man na tinuod. Single man ka. You know, para daghan ka'g options. May the best man win.
(Yes, day. Even 10 or 20. You know, if you're single, then act like you're single. Don't pretend that you're in a relationship because it's not true. You are single. Now that you have a lot of options, may the best man win.)
7. How do you deal with a toxic, violent ex you can't get rid of because you love them? Help.
Ellen Adarna: Unsa man ka, day, masokista ka, day, o bugo? Klaroha sa na imong kaugalingon.
(What are you, a masochist or just stupid? Fix yourself first.)
8. How do you ask your ex to pay the debt they owe you without looking like you're 'chasing' him?
Ellen Adarna: Sugoa imong igsuon, day. Unya, kon feeling gyud kaayo siya, ingna lang siya nga wa kay angay. "Wa kay angay gukdon kay wala kay kuwarta. So ayaw kag feeling dinha." Ingna, "naa kay utang nako, please lang."
(Ask your sibling, day. And if he acts a certain way (machisimo), tell him it doesn't suit him. "You acting that way does not suit you because you don't have any money." Tell him, "you still owe me money."
9. Why is the break-up line 'I fell out of love with you' so popular?
Ellen Adarna: Because it's the truth! Wala na'y mas truthful ana, you know. So, unsa diay imong gusto, day, moingon siyag, "buwagan na lang ni kay bati nig nawong"?
(Because it's the truth! It's the most truthful answer. What kind of answer do you expect? Do you want him to say, "I'll break up with you because you're ugly?)
10. Advice to people who are the receiving end of a break-up?
Ellen Adarna: Be happy that you are not a slave anymore. Freedom. Freedom smells good.
Photos courtesy of Ellen Adarna's Instagram @maria.elena.adarna