Moira Dela Torre is finally speaking out about her highly publicized divorce from husband Jason Marvin Hernandez after months of silence, healing, and redirection.
Halfway through 2022, rumors circulated that Dela Torre and Hernandez’s marriage was in trouble, citing “cheating” allegations on his part.
Rumors and speculations about the true score between them began to spread until Hernandez himself admitted, via a statement posted on his Instagram account, that he and Dela Torre had divorced after three years of marriage. He was also accused of being “unfaithful to her during our marriage,” according to the statement.
Dela Torre had remained silent since reposting her now ex – husband’s statement. While she would still be seen performing, no information about the breakup has been released.
Dela Torre sat down and shared this new season of life that she has embraced during her debut as a member of the Republic Records Philippines family.
“I am better than I expected. I don’t remember being able to breathe this way and being able to enjoy what I have and mourn what I can’t have,” she said
She didn’t go into specifics about the divorce or the cheating allegations, but she did say it had been a long time coming.
“When the year (2022) started pa lang, I was getting this weird feeling that I was about to enter into a new season and I didn’t know what it was.”
Until the bomb went off.
We’d hear anecdotes and stories from sources about Dela Torre crying all the time. She was even seen crying and venting to her closest friends in Singapore.
She admitted that she lost the drive to write songs and in her own words, “I lost myself.”
“It’s been a long time. I think my heart was prepared for it. Just because my mind was walking through it unconsciously, I’ve been on auto pilot for a long time. And when it happened, I just knew what to write. I didn’t get to write on my own for a while, I write because it’s work. Pero ‘yung expression ko talaga, ang tagal bago nangyari ulit. And it happened when that season ended and I started just writing.”
It took her some time to get back on her feet, but she knew it was part of the process.
“I don’t remember being able to feel the way that I do now. I wasn’t aware that I was so numb for a long time. But now I’m in the season where I finally know my worth and I finally get to take care of myself. I am just enjoying life whether it’s a good day or a bad day. I’ve learned to embrace whatever I wake up to.”
She had to let go of some cargo in order to sail again. This includes letting go of some people in her life.
“When I exited that season, I felt like I was released from prison. It felt like I was allowed to be the creative Moira that wrote ‘Malaya,’ and I lost her for a little bit. But now, I’m very careful with the people that I allow into my life, the projects that I allowed in my life,” she said.
“Ironically, this crazy season has made me a stronger and a braver person. I thought this season would make me more scared. But God works in mysterious ways and definitely used my weakness and made it into strength.”
That’s when she decided to redirect her energy into songwriting.
“Ang dami palang naipon. I just started unloading through songs and that’s really what I got to bounce back.”
She’s back, but with a new tempo. Dela Torre recently signed with Republic Records Philippines in the hopes of broadening her musical horizons. globally. She did, however, confirm that she has not severed ties with Star Music and will continue to work on special projects with her former label.
“It doesn’t feel like a transfer, it feels like an expansion. So, I just feel like my world just got so much bigger. I have three families now who look after me — ABS-CBN, Cornerstone and Republic.”
Should her fans expect the ultimate hugot album, or even a full picture of that “difficult chapter of her personal life,” from the
“It’s a very vulnerable album. I think it’s my most honest and vulnerable album yet. Let’s just say that I wrote it during those times. I don’t expect it to be hits, I hope they would. But I feel like for the first time, I’m not curating an album because I want new hits. I curated an album to be honest.”
Her recent makeover also got people talking.
When she released “Babalik Sa ‘Yo” for the feel-good, highly successful KathNiel series “2Good 2 Be True,” she looked refreshed, re-energized, and happy singing a love song.
“I think I just healed. There was a long time that I wasn’t confident in how I look, how I felt. There was a time, after a long day at work, I would go home and feel good and feel confident. But I think, after so many years, ngayon ko lang naramdaman na ‘I don’t look so bad after all.’ I’m not so bad after all.”
For a brief moment, ABS-CBN News was perplexed and asked,“Why? Did somebody make you feel that? ”
She replied with a good laugh, saying: “Well, I don’t know. I just, I didn’t. When I thought that I’d be in a season where I feel full the most myself, I lost myself. And I am now in a season where I am surrounded by people who celebrate me.”
New beginnings. New chapter in my career. And a global tour. Her music is destined to take over the world. The next question is whether Dela Torre is ready to fall in love again.
“I’m open. I’m not in a season anymore that I’m trying to control the narrative. I’m not in the season where I can manipulate it so when I enter, I am not scared. I’m in the season where I am open to what God gives me.”
Is she, however, looking for love?
“No. I know it will come.”