Luis Manzano does not care about Jennylyn Mercado's past

Luis Manzano is not affected by detractors questioning the timing of his announcement about his brewing romance with Jennylyn Mercado.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

5/26/2011 8:34 AM
Luis Manzano does not care about Jennylyn Mercado's past


052611-luis_main.jpgEveryone’s attention is now on Luis Manzano and Jennylyn Mercado after the actor-host's recent admission that he and Jennylyn Mercado are dating.

Luis also pointed out that he does not mind that Jennylyn is a single mom—she has a son with actor Patrick Garcia, Alex Jazz. “That’s very, very unfair to look at one’s past. Everyone deserves a fresh start,” Luis explained. “Parang ano lang ‘yan eh, ‘pag nakulong ba ang isang tao, ibig sabihin hindi na ba siya pwedeng magbago o bumait? The moment na masyado kang mag-stereotype ng tao, napaka-judgmental mo naman. Lahat tayo may nagawang mali. Sabi nga nila he who has no sin shall cast the first stone. So parang ganon. Kung may someone na may perfect past, kakamayan ko [siya].”

He added that there is a need for one to compromise once he decides to enter a relationship. “It’s very unfair na you would have to have your partner fit a mold dahil ibig sabihin non dapat ikaw din mag-fit sa mold ng partner mo. Napaka-unfair to expect a perfect person. Ako ang unang magsasabi na ang layo ko sa pagiging perpekto and it’s never going to happen so it’s very unfair for me to judge.”

The Pilipinas Got Talent host also cited his mom, Gov. Vilma Santos, who was a single mom herself when she met Sen. Ralph Recto. “Ang argument ko sa tao, eh ‘di sana hinusgahan na rin ang mommy ko nung pumasok si Tito Ralph sa buhay niya. Nung pumasok si Tito Ralph sa buhay ng mommy ko andun na ako.”

As for his parents, Luis said that Gov. Vilma and Edu Manzano will not meddle in his love life. “They know me, they trust my judgment at definitely ‘pag usapang pagmamahal, kahit sino pa ‘yan, eh ipaglalaban ko ‘yan basta nasa tama ang pagmamahalan.

Asked if he is now ready to enter a commitment, Luis replied, “Sabi ko nga love comes like a thief in the night. Magugulat ka na medyo matagal-tagal bago dumating [and] minsan magugulat ka na, aba, aba! Bakit tumitibok uli ito? That’s one thing about love, it never fails to surprise us, and that’s what makes it surprising.”
 
Detractors also question the timing of Luis’s revelation about his love life because it happen at a time when his ex-girlfriend Angel Locsin revealed her flourishing romance with football star Phil Younghusband. “For me in general timing has nothing to do with other people,” Luis reasoned out. “Timing is your time, and God’s time. Don’t let any other aspects influence you kasi hindi nila oras ‘yon and at the same time hindi nila buhay ‘yon. So oras mo, oras ng nagpapasaya sa ‘yo at oras ng Diyos para sa ‘yo.”