Jolo plays it coy, but says Jodi is ‘special’ to himBy Marinel R. Cruz
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Actor Jolo Revilla would neither confirm nor deny the status of his relationship with Jodi Sta. Maria, but nonetheless admitted “she’s special to me, too.”
“That much is obvious,” Jolo told media during the birthday party of his dad, Sen. Bong Revilla, on Monday night at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.
He added: “She has made it public. ’Yun na ’yon (That’s it). What you see is what you get … I just want to keep my personal life private in the meantime.”
Asked what’s keeping him from making public his relationship with Jodi, Jolo responded: “Not now. The right time will come. I can’t say when exactly, I’m still waiting for something.”
Jodi recently admitted on national television that Jolo was “someone special” to her.
The rumored romance between Jolo and Jodi became the subject of tabloids and blogs when they were spotted, along with their respective children, vacationing in Hong Kong last month. Jodi reportedly failed to attend the annual Star Magic Ball because she was in Hong Kong Disneyland.
In an interview on the show-biz program “The Buzz” on Sunday, Jodi—lead star of the popular ABS-CBN teleserye “Please Be Careful With My Heart”—said: “I would say he’s someone special [to me] right now. Hanggang doon na lang po muna. (That’s all for now).”
She refused to elaborate, adding: “I am happy … I’ve never lost faith in love.”
In 2010, Jodi separated from Pampi Lacson, the father of her 7-year-old son Thirdy. Pampi is a son of Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson Sr.
Last year, Jodi and Pampi filed for annulment of their marriage.
Pampi’s elder brother, Ronald Jay, will go head-to-head against Jolo for the post of Cavite vice governor in the May 2013 elections.
Bacoor Rep. Lani Mercado gave a guarded answer when asked to comment on her son Jolo’s involvement with Jodi. “Kung anuman ’yung sinabi niyang (Jodi) mga salita (Whatever she said), let’s take it from there,” Lani said. “Ang pag-ibig kasi, hindi mo masabi kung ito na nga o siya na nga (There’s no telling if it’s indeed the real thing).”
But Lani has this wish for Jolo: “Whoever he chooses to love, I just hope she will love him back. I hope they would both be careful with their hearts.”
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