After the surprise confession Angel Locsin made about still having feelings for her ex-boyfriend Luis Manzano, the host-actor also admitted that he’s still “definitely” in love with The Legal Wife star.
During an interview on January 15 with select members of the press, Luis shared that he, too, was taken aback by Angel’s revelation. “Nabalitaan ko in between taping. Nahawakan ko yung phone ko, nabasa ko ang mga kaganapan. It was on my Twitter feed sa ABS-CBN News. Nagulat ako, siyempre nagulat. I’m smiling about it so I guess it’s a very good thing,” he said.
The Minute to Win It host confessed that he felt giddy when he read the news item about Angel that he even referenced to a defunct teen-oriented show. “Mukha nga akong nanonood ng ‘TGIS’ kanina na kinikilig nung nabasa ko eh.”
According to Angel the past holiday season allowed the two of them to really talk as to what happened between them in the past. Does this mean that they’re back in the courtship stage? “Yung ligaw kasi mahirap kasi may past na kami. Kumbaga, we are slowly talking again. Sana kung pupunta sa patching things up and maybe rekindling, working things out sa mga nangyari dati,” Luis explained.
Luis also clarified that Angel did not come between him and ex-girlfriend Jennylyn Mercado. He echoed Angel in saying that they only spoke with each other after their respective recent breakups. “People may think kasi na before pa nag-uusap kami when we had our respective love lives. Hindi. Hindi kami nagkita. Hindi kami nagusap. Nothing at all. Sa tinagal tagal na may kanya-kanya kaming love life,” Luis said.
He added, “There was no need [to talk]. We broke up and nakita namin na hindi naman kailangan mag-usap so respeto na rin sa mga respective significant others namin.
“There is a saying [love is sweeter the second time around] for a reason. To quote my character Mark sa In My Life, love doesn’t vanish into thin air just because you chose to go separate ways with someone,” he said.
While he cannot categorically state what the status of their relationship is, Luis stressed that they are “slowly trying to fix everything up.” “I guess iisa naman ‘yung gusto namin sana na mangyari so hopefully, step-by-step. At least it’s open na kung paano kami ni Angel sa isa’t-isa. Kung ano ang nararamdaman namin ngayon sa isa’t-isa,” the host-actor elaborated.
But for the record, is he also still in love with Angel? “Mahal ko naman si Angel, definitely. Especially nga itong nangyari nung Christmas and New Year’s parang everything has been rekindled. It’s so hard to put it into words. Pero let the smiles on our faces, well for her case the tears on her eyes, speak on our behalf,” Luis ended.