While she hopes to find "new love" this 2014, Jessy Mendiola was quick to explain that she has no new suitor as of the moment. Not even JC de Vera, who's seen at a photo with her lately.
Photos of her and JC sitting beside each other seemingly on a date with a bunch of people lately spread online and according to a taped interview with The Legal Wife actor aired on Buzz ng Bayan on Sunday they were together for a despedida party of their common Star Magic road manager.
During her live appearance on the same show, Jessy confirmed what JC said, "Totoo naman 'yung sinabi niya na nakita kami sa isang despedida party na ako ang nag-organize kasi sobrang close ko sa RM ko na 'yun and she's leaving for Canada so lahat ng close sa amin in-invite ko talaga."
Jessy even added that JC is not wooing her but she was forthcoming enough to admit that they do exchange text messages every once in a while.
"Oo naman we have common friends. 'Yung stylist din nila sa show nila friend ko rin, si Ate Maffy my RM," said the Maria Mercedes star.
What if JC decides to court her?
"Bakit naman hindi," she replied.
Jessy added, "Kasi for me, I know 'yung age ko i'm 21 hindi naman pwedeng, I know kailangan focused ka sa work and sa career mo and everything you know pwede namang kiligin kahit minsan. Diba Iba 'yung ngiti mo kapag kinikilig ka."
Having mentioned courtship, much to the public's surprise last year singer-actor Sam Milby confessed that he's wooing Jessy on national TV.
Since then, many seemed to have followed what would happen between the two of them. However, instead of progressing into becoming a couple, it seems that things have shifted towards a different direction for them.
“At first, siya ‘yung may time. Ako kasi, noong nag-start siyang manligaw and nung umamin siya sa lahat na nanliligaw siya, siya ‘yung maraming time and ako ‘yung medyo walang time kasi nag-start din ‘yung Maria Mercedes," said Jessy about Sam.
So time has been the major factor?
"Yes and siyempre kailangan rin kasi makilala mo muna 'yung tao," she answered.
While she and the newly-casted Dyesebel actor have gone out a couple of times before, Jessy insisted that she wanted to get to know him more.
“For me kasi, gusto ko talagang tumagal [ang panliligaw]. Siyempre di naman pwedeng agad-agad. Siyempre kapag makikipag-relasyon ka, dapat kilatisin mo muna ‘yung tao," Jessy explained.
Now, though, she says they "rarely" see each other or even exchange text messages.
Does she think that Sam has stopped wooing her?
"Hindi ko alam baka nag-give up na siya sakin," Jessy said.