Matteo excited to go home to be with 'mahal'

By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Jul 04 2014 04:13 PM | Updated as of Jul 05 2014 11:31 PM

Hurricane delays Matteo Guidicelli's TFC show

WOODSIDE, New York – The Filipino Channel (TFC) subscribers and Kapamilya fans got the surprise of their lives when hunky Filipino-Italian star Matteo Guidicelli stopped by a Pinoy neighborhood store in Woodside.

"Natiyempo lang, I was surprised," said Elmhurst, NY fan Nessie Cornil. "He's sweet, he's cute, he's handsome, tuwang-tuwa nga ako parang ngayon lang ako nakakita ng artista."

"We came all the way here just to see Matteo," said Jessica Barrios who traveled from White Plains, NY.

For many fans, including a Pinay nanny who brought with her 3 kids she's babysitting, meeting the "man of the hour" is even more exciting after Guidicelli and his girlfriend Sarah Geronimo made their relationship public.

"Gusto ko yun, maganda, bagay sila," Maricel Ibasco of Elmhurst said.

Guidicelli is in the US for a series of TFC Sama-Saya fiesta appearances and performances.

"I'm going to be singing some Tagalog songs for them, OPM songs, just me coming here to the States, I just want to make our Kapamilyas feel closer to home 'di ba?" he said.

With the first hurricane of the season threatening to dampen Fourth of July weekend celebrations in some parts of the east coast, Hurricane Arthur prompted officials of the Fil-Am Friendship Day Sama-Saya event in Virginia Beach to move the festivities from Saturday to Sunday, July 6.

The actor will be joined by Barangay USA's Gelo at the TFC Hour show scheduled in Virginia Beach this Sunday.

"Magsama-sama po tayo sa Red Wing Park, Virginia Beach," Guidicelli said, "Kita-kita po tayo dun."

While Guidicelli said he had a blast spending time with Kapamilya fans in the US, he is also excited to come home to Philippines to be with his "mahal" next week.

"Alam mo na yan, excited na tayo diyan," Guidicelli said.