Jessy Mendiola didn’t deny that she and Matteo Guidicelli have grown closer ever since they started working on Paraiso. In fact, they are comfortable talking about things they do outside showbiz and even about matters of the heart. “Kasi sa ngayon, sa nakikita ko sa kanya, he's very dedicated to his sports and his work. I can see that he's very happy with what he's doing and I told him just keep on doing what you love. Life is short at sobrang bata pa niya para sobrang magseryoso,” she said in an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph at the recently concluded Star Magic feeding program held at Quezon City Circle.
The pretty actress also joked about making hints about her admiration towards Matteo. Apparently, they both share the same perspective when it comes to wanting to focus on their showbiz career. “Pero on love, nagbibigayan kami ng advice. Ang advice ko sa kanya, ‘Alam mo nasa paligid lang talaga!’ Nagpaparinig? Charot! Sabi ko sa kanya, take it easy. Si Matteo siya yung tipo ng tao na may mga times na tahimik lang siya, tapos makikita mo may iniisip. Pero kapag nag-snap out na siya sa mga ganong moments, sobrang saya niyang tao.”
When Push.com.ph told her that her closeness with Matteo might affect her rumored relationship with JM De Guzman, Jessy quickly pointed out that she’s not committed to anyone at the moment. “Sinasabi ko naman sa kanya na I’m not ready yet. And I think most of the people around me, they know that I’m not ready for a love life. I am really enjoying all the blessings I’m getting right now with my work, my family. So sabi ko, ang hirap i-balance yung work at love life, baka masaktan lang yung taong mamahalin ko.”
Although she has nothing but good words for JM, Jessy said that that they haven’t spoken to each other for quite some time now. Asked if there is still a chance for them to end up together in the future, she simply replied, “Kung if ever man kami, we’ll see. Time will tell. Kung para sa ’yo, para sa ’yo. Kahit kanino pa mapunta. Sa’yo din mapupunta.”