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Luis Manzano defends Jennylyn Mercado on issues romantically linking her to two actors

With the recent controversies hounding Jennylyn Mercado, Luis Manzano is relieved that she can handle herself very well.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

11/10/2011 9:21 AM
Luis Manzano defends Jennylyn Mercado on issues romantically linking her to two actors


111011-luis_main.jpgLuis Manzano flashed a big grin when asked about the status of his relationship with Jennylyn Mercado, whom he is exclusively dating. “Tingnan mo ‘yung smile [ko],” was his meaningful response. “Basta I am happier than ever. Kumbaga things fell… hindi na falling, things fell into place.”

Prior to being asked about the status of his relationship with Jennylyn, Luis had been seriously addressing issues linking Jennylyn to two actors, Paolo Contis and Raymart Santiago. He shared that he and Jennylyn have talked about this and just like him, the actress was also clueless as to where the issue came from. “I’m not sure kung sinong may pakana pero obviously someone’s out to bring her down,” explained Luis. “Alam ko kung [anong meron sila].”

He said that Jennylyn even invited him to visit her on the set of her recently concluded teleserye, which also included Paolo and Raymart in the cast. “Dumalaw ako dun at kasama ko sa isang table sina Paolo. Kung may sinasabi silang something-something, eh ba’t pa ako papupuntahin? Very common sense. Dumalaw ako sa [set ng teleserye nila recently] nasa isang table kami, ako si Paolo and si Jen and bakit pa niya ko papupuntahin dun ‘di ba? It goes to show that someone’s out to bring her down.”

Luis explained that it’s already part of life in showbiz that some people would want to bring others down. “Ganun naman talaga ‘yung mga ganong tao hindi na magbabago ‘yan, hayaan na natin ‘yan. Ang sa akin lang it’s pretty obvious someone’s out to ruin her, I’m not sure what’s his intention but unfortunately it’s part of the industry na may mga tao talagang walang magawa,” stressed Luis.

He continued that when Jennylyn was romantically linked to Raymart, he and Jennylyn discussed about the matter but decided not to let the issue affect them since they are all on good terms. “’Yung kay Raymart tinanong ko lang kung saan galing ‘yon kahit siya hindi niya alam,” said Luis. He said that Jennylyn even talked to Raymart about the issue, which both surprised them. Luis added, “And tinanong ko rin siya, ‘Oy may issue ka ngayon ‘yung kay Paolo.’ Ang sabi niya paano nangyari ‘yon? If I’m not mistaken si Paolo ay ninong ni Jazz (Jennylyn’s son) so kumbaga nagkasama pa sila, si Paolo, si Lian (Paz, Paolo’s partner) and si Jen and Jazz.”

Despite all the controversy, Luis was relieved that Jen is able to handle these issues well. “It’s very, very unfair but at the same time she handles it very well. Alam naman niya na aspeto talaga ‘yan ng industriya, wala kang magagawa may mga tao talagang medyo hindi na-breastfeed. Kulang kulang ang laman ng utak, walang ibang gagawin kundi manira, hindi masyadong nayakap nung bata [sila]. And she faces it very very well,” he said.

Luis also told Push.com.ph that he and Jennylyn see to it that they talk about sensitive matters like this so they can resolve or prevent any problem between them. “Oo naman siguro ‘yung transparency namin [with] those issues and alam ko naman. Ako my point [is that] I just want to inform her din na I don’t want her to be caught off guard,” said Luis.