Arjo Atayde and Alex Gonzaga. File Photo.
MANILA -- After finally admitting that he has feelings for host-actress Alex Gonzaga, actor Arjo Atayde is planning to pursue his "Pure Love" co-star.
"Sa totoo lang, if given a chance, oo," Atayde said when the two appeared on "Gandang Gabi Vice" on Sunday.
During the soap's press conference Last week, Gonzaga was caught by surprise when Atayde admitted that he has feelings for her, just minutes after the actress said she has no plans of getting into a relationship right now.
On "Gandang Gabi Vice," Atayde opened up that Gonzaga is his long-time crush.
"Dati pa, mula pa nung nasa ibang network pa siya," he told host Vice Ganda.
"Di siya naniniwala nung sinabi ko na high school pa lang ako nung nakita ko siya, talagang may crush na ako sa kanya, parang childhood crush. Tapos nung 'Dugong Buhay' time, may sinabi sila na may 'Pure Love,' sabi ko, 'Sana maging part ako noon.' Sa isip-isip ko lang pero hindi ko alam tapos eventually," he narrated.
Atayde explained that before last week's press conference, he didn't have the guts to tell Gonzaga that he likes her.
Moreover, Gonzaga also spent weeks inside the "Pinoy Big Brother" house as a celebrity house guest before she finally allowed to leave and continue her showbiz commitments, which included the series "Pure Love," which is set to air on July 7.
"Since kakalabas pa lang niya, of course, liligawan ko siya" Atayde said.