Calls Megastar's daughter his 'princess'
MANILA, Philippines - Hunk actor Piolo Pascual on Sunday finally broke his silence on the real score between him and actress-TV host KC Concepcion.
Pascual admitted on The Buzz, where Concepcion is a host, that he and the daughter of Megastar Sharon Cuneta are in a romantic relationship.
Concepcion became his girlfriend on October 21 last year, he revealed.
"It took me 2 years (before she said yes). Tsaka na 'yung detalye. Basta that's one of the best days of my life. For the first time in more than 8 years, I'm getting into a relationship, a commitment. And I'm planning to keep it," he told The Buzz host Charlene Gonzales.
Asked about his term of endearment to Concepcion, Pascual said, "I call her my princess."
For months, Pascual and Concepcion have been mum on the status of their relationship, saying that they want to stay away from the "huzzles and buzzles"
Pascual, in particular, wanted to keep things private so as not to affect his 13-year-old son, Iñigo.
"The reason why I never admitted naman was because may pinoprotektahan ako. I have a son, ayaw mong magkaroon ng ibang reaction 'yung bata. He's only 13 years old," he explained.
He continued, "Mahirap talaga (for her) and I found it too unfair kasi siya lagi ang nagsasalita. So finally a couple of days ago I said na it's time for me to speak up...it's also my responsibility para she's not left in the dark, para hindi siya nahihirapang sumagot."
The hunk actor also apologized to Concepcion, "Sorry if it took me this long. It's a thorn off my chest, I must say."
'KC is taken'
Pascual said he also decided to announce his relationship with Concepcion so the latter's admirers would no longer consider courting the actress.
Among those rumored to have expressed interest in the Megadaughter are Azkals football player Phil Younghusband
, actor Sam Milby,
, the Filipino member of American hip hop group Black Eyed Peas.
"Para matigilan na rin 'yung mga nagpaparinig kay Kristina (laughs)," Pascual said.
He added, "I wouldn't want to watch another interview para may magsabi na may crush sa kanya or gustong makipag-date. I just want them to know that she's taken."
Pascual thanked Concepcion for "sticking it out with me" and for being "sobrang sobrang patient and understanding."
Asked if Concepcion is the woman he's willing to spend the rest of his life with, the hunk actor said, "Siguro di naman ako aamin nang ganito or magta-take ng risk kung sa tingin ko di ko siya gusto makasama habangbuhay."
After the interview, Pascual went straight to Concepcion's dressing room and gave his girlfriend a big hug, according to Boy Abunda, one of the hosts of The Buzz.
"It had really been a struggle for KC. Kasi hindi madali sa babae na 'pag tinatanong na 'are you together' will say na 'no it shouldn't come from me," Abunda said.
The Buzz host Toni Gonzaga, for her part, announced that Pascual first proposed to Concepcion in September 21, 2010, but the actress-host wanted some time to think and traveled to Europe.
After a month, Concepcion said yes.
"Hindi dapat KC ang pangalan niya ngayon. Rapunzel. Haba ng hair, abot na sa labas ng studio," Gonzaga said in jest.
Concepcion, meanwhile, broke into tears upon knowing that they can finally make their relationship public.
"Ang dami-dami naming pinagdaanan ni PJ, kung alam niyo lang. He's a good guy, a really really good guy," she said.
She ended, "It was very sincere...Thank you, PJ, for being honest today."