MANILA – Amid rumors, Elmo Magalona insisted that he and Janella Salvador are not yet a couple.
He, however, admitted that he would like to be able to officially court the actress so they could be together in the future.
“Hindi pa [kami],” he said. “Hindi [ko pa siya nililigawan]. Gusto ko umabot sa ganun.”
When asked what’s stopping him from pursuing his on-screen leading lady, Magalona said: “Siyempre Janella is, hindi naman siya super bata pa pero hindi pa iyon ang priorities niya. I respect that naman. Hindi ko siya minamadali, but I’m just happy na we are both happy.”
Magalona also clarified that Salvador’s mom has nothing to do with the reason why they are not yet together.
“Ah hindi, no. Si Janella talaga, hindi pa siya ready to be in a relationship and I totally understand that,” he said.
“I don’t want to take advantage or to ruin it. We are good friends. Ako I want to spend most of my time with her kapag kaya,” he added.
For the first time since he transferred to ABS-CBN, Magalona will be starring in a “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode with Yves Flores and Miles Ocampo.
“This is my first project without Janella. Nanibago ako na every time may titingnan ako sa eksena, hindi ang face ni Janella ang nakikita ko. It’s very difficult but also, noong nalaman ko na hindi si Janella ang makakasama ko dito, I was ready to try it,” he said.
Is he willing to do more shows without Salvador?
“Ako basta meron akong way para maipakita yung mao-offer ko na talent, I’m okay with that. Yes, [okay din si Janella doon]. We support each other naman sa lahat ng endeavors namin sa work namin,” he said.