MANILA – Fans of Jessy Mendiola will not get to see the actress on the ABS-CBN Ball red carpet this Saturday.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Thursday, Mendiola explained that she and her boyfriend, actor-host Luis Manzano, had to skip this year’s gathering of Kapamilya stars for a family event.
Manzano’s father, actor Edu Manzano, will celebrate his birthday this weekend.
“Hindi ako pupunta, sayang,” Mendiola began. “Birthday kasi ni Tito Edu and we’ve planned something else. Kaya ayon, hindi kami makakadalo ni Luis.”
“We’re very thankful na every year naman, as always, lagi kaming invited,” she added. “For now, we’ll rest it out muna and celebrate ‘yung birthday ni Tito Edu.”
One of the most sought-after pairs in the ABS-CBN Ball, Mendiola and Manzano celebrated their third anniversary last June.
When asked anew if they are already planning to tie the knot, the actress replied: “Of course it’s there, but not siguro anytime soon. We’re planning for it, but we have so many things to do pa and we’re actually happy where we are right now, so no need to rush naman.”
Mendiola stars in the iWant movie “Mga Mata sa Dilim,” which will premiere on September 13, Friday.