MANILA – Arjo Atayde said he feels very happy after Maine Mendoza finally admitted their dating status in one of her blog posts this month.
“Masaya po ako. I am very happy. I am contented,” Atayde told entertainment reporters on Wednesday.
When directly asked if they are now a couple, Atayde said: “We are exclusively dating po. Doon pa lang muna.”
He was also coy when prodded if he will announce it to the world when Mendoza officially becomes his girlfriend.
“Let’s see po. One step at a time,” he said with a smile on his face.
Atayde also made it clear that they are no longer affected by what their bashers say.
“We are both really happy. I am. I don’t want to speak for her. I am very happy. I think that’s what matters now. With my career, ABS is taking care of me. My personal life is good. My family is fine. I am very happy. Kuntento po ako ngayon [so dedma na sa bashers],” he said.
Does this mean they will be posting on social media more of their quality time together?
“Having the freedom of posting doesn’t make us post even more. Kasi for us, I don’t think na basehan po ng relationship 'yung pag-post ng pag-post. We want it private as much as we can. But of course 'yung sa amin, what you see is what you get na lang,” he said.
Meanwhile, Atayde expressed that he is open to work with Mendoza again. Their first project together was the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles.”
“Of course. I would love to work with her. For now, huwag po muna. At saka na po, when the time is right. But of course I am looking forward to working with her. Definitely,” he said.