Zanjoe Marudo to ex-gf Mariel: Congrats!

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 03 2010 05:42 PM | Updated as of Oct 04 2010 01:55 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Zanjoe Marudo is happy for his former girlfriend Mariel Rodriguez, who recently married action star Robin Padilla.

It took a long time for Marudo to speak up on the much talked about Padilla-Rodriguez nuptials. The wedding took place just months after it was reported that Marudo and Rodriguez had separated.

“Congratulations! Oo naman,” he said when asked by “The Buzz” if he’s happy for Rodriguez.

The actor, who is one of the lead stars of television series “Kristine,” also said he is still unattached and is no hurry to find love. He added that he is enjoying his life as a bachelor.

“Ako, ngayon na single ako masasabi ko na masaya ako. At hindi naman kasi minamadali ang isang bagay,” he said. “Kumbaga hindi dahil matagal na akong single, kailangan ko ng maghanap ng girlfriend dahil hindi din naman ‘yon ang basehan.”

Marudo also reacted to reports that he was planning to court Padilla’s eldest daughter, young actress Queenie Padilla.

“Hindi ko alam kung saan nanggaling ‘yong balitang ‘yon. Never pa kaming na-introduce. Wala pong katotohanan ang balitang may balak akong ligawan. Parang halata na imbento lang, makonek-konek lang ang mga bagay bagay. Nakakahiya kay Queenie na may ganoong issue,” he said.

When asked to comment on the reported budding romance between him and his “Kristine” leading lady, Cristine Reyes, Marudo said: “Pareho naman kaming hindi agad papasok sa isang bagay. Si Cristine at ako nanggaling sa isang seryosong relasyon na natapos. Naniniguro na kami ngayon.”