There were mixed reactions when Angelica Panganiban posted photos of her Holy Week vacation with boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz while his movie It Takes A Man And A Woman was being shown in the cinemas. Some were happy to see that the former is very supportive of the three-time Box Office King while others were annoyed because she seems to be the stealing the spotlight from his kilig team-up with Sarah Geronimo.
On his part, John Lloyd shared that Angelica actually watched the movie together with his family. “Oo, napanood niya na, kasama pamilya ko, mga pinsan ko, kapatid ko. Naiyak siya sa mga part na hindi ko iniyakan. Hahaha! Kanya-kanya ‘yan eh [ng favorites], iba yung dating sa kanya ng ibang eksena.”
When asked how he feels that Angelica is not bothered by his closeness with Sarah and is very vocal about supporting their love team, John Lloyd maintained that he’s grateful to have found an understanding girlfriend. “Well, nagpapasalamat ako kasi naging madali. Baka sa ibang relasyon, baka ‘di madali. Pero sa amin naging madali siya. Kumbaga, ayaw namin maging hadlang sa ikauunlad ng bawat isa.”
As it is, they maintain their sense of individuality by not interfering with their respective careers. “Because bago kami nagkakilala, meron kaming kanya-kanyang karera, kanya-kanyang acting. Hindi dahil naging kayo dapat mabago yun, hindi dahil naging kayo mayroon kayong papalitan. Kanya-kanyang diskarte pa rin pagdating sa aming kanya-kanyang career.”
Despite persistent rumors that their relationship is not going as smooth as it seems, John Lloyd insisted that he and Angelica are going stronger than ever. Their quality time together during the Holy Week break also strengthened their bond as a couple. “Kung ano yung nakita niyo sa picture, ganoon naging kasaya yung kaming lahat.” He refused to confirm though if it’s true that he spent two million pesos for the private use of Ariara Island in Palawan. “Anong intriguing dun? Kahit naman saan ka magpunta kailangan magbayad. Wala naman intriguing dun.”
Now that he’s in between projects, does it mean he can spend more quality time with Angelica? “Yeah, pero siya naman ang medyo busy ngayon. So medyo contrasting yung schedule.”