MANILA – Fashion model Samantha Lewis is still getting used to having her relationship with Enchong Dee being talked about by other people.
This was revealed by the Kapamilya actor during his appearance on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” on Tuesday.
“After two years of being together, she’s getting used to it. She is still getting used to it,” Dee said.
Asked about the most difficult adjustment Lewis had to make, Dee said: “That it’s a cruel business, I guess. It’s cruel because people will say a lot of things even though you’re just sitting on the side.”
Dee said Lewis also finds it hard to deal with social media bashing but has come to accept that they cannot please everyone.
“It’s very hard for her kasi siyempre from normal [life] to extraordinary [dahil sa showbiz]. At first nagsusumbong siya [sa akin kapag may nagba-bash]. Pero ngayon wala na,” he said.
Despite the issues they face as a couple, Dee said he is fortunate to have Lewis, who supports him in everything.
“Ako I need someone who’s not from the business para mare-refresh ka din,” he said.
Dee first admitted the relationship in July 2014, but was careful, at the time, not to divulge details that would reveal Lewis' identity.
The 25-year-old actor said keeping her identity a secret was his way of protecting her from intrigues and stuck by the decision. This, despite being accused by his detractors of having an "imaginary" girlfriend.
Lewis and Dee eventually made their first public appearance together at the Star Magic Ball in September 2014.