Clint Bondad to Catriona Gray: ‘I wish you the very best’

( – February 23, 2019 – 11:02am

MANILA, Philippines — Model Clint Bondad on Saturday said he wishes Miss Universe Catriona Gray “the very best on your path” amid news of their split.

In an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” on Friday, Catriona, 25, confirmed that she and Clint had ended their over six-year relationship, adding she intends to stay single during her one-year reign as the Miss Universe.

“Man, and here I am working so hard on my bad boy image… You are still the most beautiful woman that I have ever met. I wish you the very best on your path, wherever it will carry you…Truly,” he added.

“This is certainly not what we both wanted, but most certainly what we both need at this point of our life.”

Clint ended his Instagram post with lyrics from James Blunt’s song “You’re Beautiful”: “But we shared a moment that will last till the end.”

Catriona was welcomed home Thursday in the pageant-mad Philippines with a parade through Manila that drew tens of thousands of fans.

Asked about the reason for the breakup, Catriona, without giving specific details, said sometimes couples “outgrow” each other.

She added she “[doesn’t] feel ready at all” to fall in love again at the moment. — Ian Nicolas Cigaral