MANILA – Jessy Mendiola was extremely proud of Luis Manzano after the TV host was included in People Asia’s roster of the “men who matter.”
Mendiola was with Manzano when he received the recognition and the actress was just all smiles as people congratulated her boyfriend.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe, Mendiola said: “Noong nalaman nga niya na siya pa 'yung cover, sabi niya sa akin, ‘Bakit ako?’ To all of us, he is doing something great.”
“We all know him as someone who is very hardworking, passionate and very talented. Kilala natin siya on and off cam so you do really matter not just to me but to everyone,” she added.
Manzano, for his part, said he is just overwhelmed and really honored to be included in the list of achievers.
“Kahit ako, nahihiya nga ako. I guess I am doing something okay the past year to be recognized by People Asia. Thank you very much for this. This is a very special award especially that we found out na my dad and I are the first father and son who received this award. Dad para sa iyo din ito,” he said.
WEDDING BELLS SOON?
Meanwhile, Mendiola was flattered when informed of all the good words Manzano’s mother, veteran actress Vilma Santos, had said about her.
“Sobrang thankful ako. Noong unang beses ko sa bahay nila, sobrang warm ng welcome niya sa akin. Wala akong masabi kapag siya ang kaharap ko. Thankful lang ako na ang bait niya sa akin,” she said.
With how their relationship is going, the two admitted that they have already been talking about settling down.
“Sometimes you know if a conversation is taken so lightly. But when we talk about it, alam mo na may seriousness about it, there’s really the forethought na we take those words [seriously]. There are so much behind those words being spoken,” Manzano said.
They, however, have yet to decide on when exactly they would tie the knot.