MANILA, Philippines – Actor John Lloyd Cruz has already admitted his relationship with actress Angelica Panganiban during his exclusive interview with “The Buzz,” parts of which aired on Sunday, a blog report asserted.
|Actress Angelica Panganiban and actor John Lloyd Cruz during the 6th Star Magic Ball held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel
Entertainment writer Reggee Bonoan, writing on Manila Bulletin’s blog site, said her source from ABS-CBN told her that Cruz had confirmed that he and Panganiban are now a couple.
The source said, however, that because of Cruz’s upcoming Star Cinema movie “The Mistress,” the portion where he admitted his relationship with Panganiban was removed.
“Makakasira ng promo ng ‘The Mistress’ kaya ipina-edit ang pag-amin ni John Lloyd sa 'The Buzz,'” the source said.
The source further said Cruz and Panganiban would probably go public about their relationship after “The Mistress” hits theaters nationwide.
“After two weeks siguro maipalabas ang ‘The Mistress,’ sabay nang iuupo sina Lloydie at Angelica para sabay nilang aminin at ikuwento sa publiko kung paano at saan nagsimula ang maganda nilang relasyon,” the source said.
“The Mistress” is set to open in theaters nationwide September 12.
In the “The Buzz” interview that aired on Sunday, Cruz said it did not seem right for him to talk about his relationship with Panganiban when he is promoting his new movie with long-time onscreen partner Bea Alonzo.
“Ang pinanggagalingan ko, for something this special, ayaw ko itong isabay sa promo ng pelikula ko,” he said.
“It deserves a better timing. Hindi naman tanga ang mga manonood. Opo, wala po akong sinasabing iba. Ang sa akin lang, 'yung sa amin gusto kong bigyan ng pagpapahalaga na tingin ko ay karapat-dapat para sa amin," he added.
But despite his non-admission on the show, Cruz and Panganiban were spotted holding hands while leaving the 6th Star Magic Ball at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel last Saturday.
The two arrived separately at the red-carpet event.
Panganiban even initially said she sees nothing wrong about going to the ball alone.
But as the night progressed, Cruz and Panganiban were seen together several times until they left hand in hand.