John Lloyd Cruz finally put a stop to persistent rumors that he and Angelica Panganiban had already broken up. For the past two months or so, John Lloyd had been romantically linked to non-showbiz girls, fuelling speculations about whether or not his relationship with Angelica was on the rocks. But the talented actor reiterated that everything is going smoothly between them. "Mula noon hanggang ngayon, masayang-masaya kami. Siguro, kaya rin siguro [may rumors] para bigyan kulay ng iba, parang, ‘Sige, batuhin natin sila. Gawan natin sila ng istorya na hindi sila masaya.’ Siguro, ganun talaga ang mundo. But minsan lang kasi nag-aalala ‘yong ibang tao. I always get a text na, ‘Okay lang ba kayo?’ Nagtataka ako minsan, kapag may nakita ako, ‘Okay ka lang?’ Sabi ko, ‘Bakit?’ Right now, my life has never been better. Kahit naman in the past months, wala namang isyu talaga," he said in an interview with selected entertainment websites during his relaunch as Jack 'N Jill Magic Flakes celebrity endorser held at Xin Tian Di, Crowne Plaza last Friday afternoon, July 6.
John Lloyd admitted that he sometimes feels offended by how other entertainment reporters easily jump to conclusions, when in fact they don't really know what's going on. "Yung sa amin ni Angelica na pilit ginagawan ng isyu, nakakasawa na nga. You know, minsan kasi hindi na kami ang gumagawa. Minsan media na ang gumagawa. Minsan, nagtataka ka kung saan nanggagaling. Wala naman talaga kaming problema pero kapag nakikita kami, iniinterbyu kami… It’s quite offensive ha. Parang people can assume na may pinagdadaanan ka. Parang, ‘Paano n’yo nalaman?’ Parang, ‘Ano’ng alam niyo?’ Kaya siya minsan nakaka-offend kasi parang it’s in a way of putting words into our mouths."
It frustrates him because misleading reports can sometimes be blown out of proportion and affect their family, friends and even the fans. "May mga taong nag-aalala for us, may mga fans na nag-aalala. And mind you, ang tao, especially ‘yong mga nagbabasa ng tabloids, kung ano ‘yong pini-feed mo sa kanila, every day pini-feed mo, sometimes naniniwala sila, e. So, parang dapat mas ma-exercise ‘yong kung ano’ng klase ng journalism ba ang kailangan. Kasi, parang hindi na rin maganda. In a way, parang nagbabayad kami sa mga maling balita na ipinapakalat ng mga tao. Kagaya ninyo, tao rin kami na may family, may family abroad, na kapag nakarinig ng mga balita na hindi maganda, nag-aalala. So, that’s the weight on us, on our shoulders."
John Lloyd has always been very private about his love life and he seldom sees the need to speak up every time a controversy about him arises. But truth be told, he maintained that there's no need to worry about him and Angelica. "Sobra talagang walang problema. Sobrang we get along, pamilya namin walang problema. I mean, walang rason talaga [para magka-isyu].