Jolo Revilla does not deny that he sent his Agimat co-star food and flowers several times already.
After the Kapamilya Chat last Friday, Jolo Revilla sat down for a one-on-one interview with ABS-CBN.com where he talked about his growing closeness with his Pepeng Agimat leading lady Melissa Ricks. Apparently, he has been constantly giving her food and flowers on the set to the point that the people around them are also speculating about the real score between them. But he was quick to clarify that it’s just his way of showing her how much he appreciates their good working relationship. “Oo minsan nagpapabili tayo ng food and binibigyan ko siya ng flowers kasi siyempre natutuwa ako sa kanya and at the same time dahil mataas yung ratings ng Pepeng Agimat. Pero hindi ibig sabihin nun nililigawan ko siya,” he began.
Rumor has it though that Jake Cuenca—who’s often seen getting cozy with Melissa in various ABS-CBN events—got jealous of Jolo after he sent her a big bouquet of flowers at the Star Magic World Tour in Araneta last November 13. To which Jolo merely replied, “Hindi naman. Wala naman akong intensyon (na pagselosin kahit sino). kumbaga humahanga lang ako kay Mel. Kumbaga magkaibigan lang kami. Sana walang magalit.” The young actor further explained that he sent her flowers that night because he wasn’t able to watch the show. “Actually dapat manonood ako nun. Kaya lang naaksidente ako habang nagtataping ng fight scenes namin ni Ping (Medina) para sa Agimat. Nasprain yung paa ko. Tuloy-tuloy pa din yung taping pero pagkatapos nun hindi na ako nakapaglakad,” he added.
But when prodded about his obvious attraction towards Melissa, Jolo admitted that he likes everything about her especially her kakulitan. “Bakit naman hindi? Maganda naman siya. Tsaka ngayong patapos na yung Pepeng Agimat, mamimiss ko yung pagiging makulit niya. Hindi ko yun inexpect kasi nung first taping day namin pagdating niya sa set tatahi-tahimik ‘yan. Ako naman nahihiya pa, as in wala. Hindi ako pumapasok sa tent nila (kapag breaktime) kasi andun sila Ms. Ai-Ai (delas Alas), nahiya naman ako makitsika. Pero eventually nakapagbonding din kami,” he fondly recalled.
Since they’re both single and free to date anyone they like, would he consider courting Melissa for real off cam? “Sa ngayon siguro pwede. Pero tignan natin. Mas magandang maging magkaibigan muna kami.”