Enchong Dee says he's willing to wait for Julia Montes to turn 18 before he formally courts her.
During the press con of Maria La del Barrio
last November 10, Enchong Dee admitted that he’s just waiting for Julia Montes to turn 18 before they consider entering a romantic relationship. From the looks of it, he’s really eyeing the 16-year-old as a potential girlfriend. “Ganon pa rin. Inaantay ko lang siya mag-
birthday, para mas
okay,” said Enchong when asked about the real score between him and Julia. “Tulad ko, pareho kami
, we’re ready to fall in love.”
Enchong further explained that it would be unfair for him to rush Julia into a serious commitment when she’s just starting to experience so many possibilities in her life. “Matagal pa yun, kasi
I think it’s the right thing for a man to wait for someone na alam mong bata pa yung tao. Respeto na rin sa magulang niya, sa pamilya niya at sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa kanya. Siyempre kailangan antayin mo rin yung panahon na,
‘Ready na ba siya?’ Hindi lang dapat sarili mo lang ang iniisip mo, ‘Ay gusto ko siya
, game na,’ hindi ganon. Dapat isipin mo kayong dalawa.
Although he used to deny his attraction towards Julia, Enchong obviously reached the point wherein he just wants to be true to himself despite other people’s expectations of him. “Personally, gusto ko kasi
, selfish na kung
selfish, pero gusto ko masaya ako. Kasi kapag masaya ka, totoo ka sa kahit kanino. Kapag masaya ka, nagbe-
benefit din yung ibang tao. Masaya ka, masaya din sila
. At least, wala ka tinatago sa kanila,
” he said when asked whether he’d choose to be right for the sake of other people or for his own.
This is also the reason why he refused to be romantically linked to his on screen partner Erich Gonzales. “It’s a big risk for the two of us kasi nakasanayan ng
Pilipino na nanonood ng teleserye na, ‘Nakakakilig sila, sana makita ko sila
[off cam] na magkasama
’. We made sure na kung ano man ipapakita namin, yung ginagawa namin dahil sa kanila. Hindi dahil, ‘Ay, patok
love team namin, gawa tayo ng intriga na
we're together’. We're happy na
even if we’re not together [in real life], sinusuportahan pa rin yung
love team namin ni