Jessy Mendiola admitted she is happy to still be in touch with Colombian suitor Sebastian Gasca whom she met while vacationing in Boracay with her family. The pretty mestiza said they still keep in touch even if they are both busy. “Hindi naman siya tawagan lagi. Message lang. Siya kasi back to school na siya ngayon kaya nag-u-update na siya, ayun. He's very carefree and siguro pag nakakausap ko siya kahit malayo siya iba kasi, hindi siya taga-showbiz, hindi niya alam yung tungkol dito, hindi nga niya alam na artista ako dati so parang nakakatuwa lang na someone new na kinikilala ka kahit wala siyang alam sa background mo or sa personal life mo. I think that's really nice, someone appreciating a stranger and getting to know them,” she shared during the LINE Philippines Premium Call presscon held last August 6 at the Makati Shangri-la hotel.
The 21-year-old actress said both her parents have already met her rumored suitor and that even her dad whom she recently reunited with after 14 years approves of him despite their age gap. “Sabi ng Daddy ko mabait daw at saka bata pa (laughs),” she said.
Jessy said that even though Sebastian did not know she was a celebrity when they first met, he has now been able to watch some of her work including her movies. “Napanuod na niya tapos gustong gusto niya yung mga commercials. Eto nga pinapanuod ko sa kanya yung LINE commercial ko sabi niya, 'Oh you sing!' so ayun. Ako rin yung nag-introduce ng LINE sa kanya kaya nagustuhan niya. Nagagamit ko yun sa travel, pag may work kami abroad, pag may gusto kami kausapin dito sa Pinas yung mga na-mi-miss namin tinatawagan lang namin,” she added.
Another person Jessy said she gets in touch with on a regular basis now is her father who initiated a long overdue reunion with her last June 29 and stayed in the country for two weeks in order to spend time with Jessy. “Sabi niya every two or four months tina-try niya mag-visit kasi nag-wo-work siya dun eh so baka ako na lang yung mag-visit sa kanya. Masaya kaming naghiwalay eh kasi sabi niya bibisita naman siya and connected naman kami,” she said.
When asked about what she thinks of the recent comeback of her former flame JM De Guzman who admittedly did drugs, Jessy said she has nothing but good hopes for him. Even though they have not been able to talk to each other yet, she said she thinks he deserves a second chance in showbiz. “Basta masaya ako na nakabalik na siya kasi matagal na naming sinasabi na sana makabalik na siya and now that all is well huwag na lang natin balikan yung mga tapos na,” she shared.
JM also recently made a statement denying she was the reason why he turned to illegal substances. “Walang ganun ganun. Pero nasabi na niya yun so okay na rin yun. Huwag na lang natin balikan. I'm happy for him and he looks really well. Napanuod ko kasi yung interview and I'm happy na ganun yung nangyayari sa kanya ngayon. He deserves to be back in showbiz,” she said.
Given the opportunity to be in a project together with JM, Jessy said she will not hesitate to say yes. “Why not? Oo naman. It's still work. Magaling siyang aktor kaya gusto ko siyang makatrabaho,” she said.