Bea Alonzo is happy about having Zanjoe Marudo as her “date” for the Star Magic ball.
Many were surprised when Bea Alonzo arrived at the fourth Star Magic ball with Zanjoe Marudo as her escort since she had always gone solo in the past. The two had their arms comfortably linked together, fuelling previous speculations that Zanjoe was courting the actress. But Bea remained unfazed even when she was prodded about the real score between them. "O na-issue pala tayo? Magka-date kami ngayon. Yeah, first time kong may ka-partner. Binayaran ko siya. Maya na yung bayaran natin ha," Bea joked while alternately talking to the local press and Zanjoe who was standing beside her during the interview.
On a serious note though, Bea revealed that she and Zanjoe had recently gotten to know each other better and that she was charmed by his laid-back personality. "Matagal na kaming magkakilala. Lately, naging friends kami. Nakilala ko siya. Parang instant yung feeling comfortable. [Nagustuhan ko sa kanya yung pagiging] totoong tao niya." When asked if it was possible for her to give Zanjoe a chance should he decide to court her, Bea replied, "Hindi ako handa sa mga ganyang tanong! Nandito kami para magsaya."
Bea and Zanjoe grew close when they did the movie Sa'rsquo; yo Lamang where their characters had a brief romantic involvement. But they enjoyed working with each other so much that they are both looking forward to a possible movie team-up in the future. "Oo naman. Ako gusto ko kasi ang sarap niya katrabaho. Tsaka nakakapag-heels ako kasi ang tangkad niya," she happily stated.