Paulo Avelino. Photo by Reyma Buan-Deveza for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA – While he has already gone public with his courtship of KC Concepcion, Paulo Avelino admitted that he is still not too comfortable talking about his personal life in public.
In the April 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, Avelino recalled being placed on the hot seat when he was grilled by host Boy Abunda about his love life.
“When I was asked if I was dating KC, na hot seat kasi ako nun. I didn’t really know how to answer so I just chose to tell the truth. Hangggang ngayon, I’m still not that comfortable talking about my personal life. But it doesn’t hurt to share a little,” he said.
Nonetheless, Avelino said he is attracted to women who are smart.
“I find smart women sexy. I’m attracted by wit, intelligence and sweetness, the sweet simple gestures of affection,” he said.
Avelino also shared his learnings about love and commitment from his previous relationships.
“When you love, you will have to sacrifice certain things. If it doesn’t work out, don’t force it. You need to accept and embrace change. Always look at the bigger picture, think long-term,” he said.
Since the actor’s public admission of his affection for Concepion last November, the two have maintained a close relationship even if the actress had to leave for New York to study.
Concepcion even praised Avelino for continuously exerting effort to win her heart.
“Paulo and I are very, very good friends, isa talaga siya sa mga best friends na meron ako. But I’m not leaving it at best friend. Siyempre at this point, tinitignan ko rin kung baka naman okay siya maging boyfriend. Ayaw ko na ng heartbreak,” she said.