MANILA -- Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber may call each other just “soulmates” for now, but it seems the young actor already has the approval of her family to be her boyfriend.
Speaking on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” during its Tuesday episode, Entrata revealed that Barber actually approached her family to assure them that he only has good intentions.
“[Sabi ni lola], ‘May parang nakikita ko, medyo close na kayo.’ Siya (Edward) talaga 'yung lumapit sa lola ko kasi nalaman niya pala na sa kulturang Pilipino na kapag magbibigay ka ng effort sa gusto mong babae, pupunta ka sa pamilya,” she shared.
When asked what he specifically told Entrata’s grandmother, Barber said: “I started to say I care a lot about Maymay and she started crying.”
According to Entrata, that was the first time that she had that kind of heart-to-heart talk with her grandmother such that both of them ended up in tears.
“Sinabi niya po sa akin na huwag kaming magmadali and kung sakaling aabot kami sa puntong [maging kami na], ;yung blessing daw nila, ibibigay daw nila iyon. First time po iyon. Iyak kami ng iyak,” she said.
Entrata said it is important for her that her family approves of the man she would fall in love with.
“High school pa lang, sinasabi niya sa akin ‘Kapag may crush ka, sabihin mo ha? Or kapag may manliligaw ka, sabihin mo para ako ang maghuhusga.’ Sinusunod ko,” she said.
“Hanggang sa umabot sa punto na 'yung first love ko, nasuway ko 'yung lola ko. Kapag pala hindi mo sinunod 'yung payo ng parents mo, darating sa punto na ikaw talaga 'yung makaka-realize na sana nakinig na lang ako,” she added.
Back in April during their appearance on the same television program, Entrata and Barber were made to reveal the real score between them.
While they still appeared uncertain at that time, putting themselves just below the borderline for dating -- Barber is sure about one thing.
"Ayaw ko ng just friends," said Barber, before describing Entrata as the "most important person" in his life at the moment.