On Tonight with Boy Abunda, three members of Hashtag—Luke Conde, Jon Lucas, and Ryle Santiago—got personal and opened up on the women they’re being linked to.
Before there was McLisse, Elisse Joson was linked to Hashtag Jon who admitted he almost courted the Hugot Babe of Mandaluyong. He shared, “si Elisse po kasi talaga, siya po yung isa sa una kong naging close nung pumasok po ako sa showbiz. Super close friends po talaga kami noon. Noon po talaga, lumalabas po kami. Papunta na po sana doon [sa panliligaw] pero hindi po natuloy, parang pinagbawalan po ng mom niya.”
On whether or not it affected his relationship with fellow Hashtag member, McCoy de Leon, he clarified, “hindi po. Kami ni McCoy super okay po kami ngayon kahit po ayan sila,” pointing to a photo of McCoy and Elisse shown as a backdrop.
Hashtag Ryle clarified that his relationship with Barbie Imperial is at the “enjoying getting to know each other” stage. He said, “we’re really, really. really good friends. We support each other whatever happens like, ‘oh, ganito ako today, ganito ako tomorrow. Galingan mo, I’ll watch.’ Like that po. More on companionship muna.”
Ryle has had two girlfriends in the past. When asked if he would allow others to court Barbie, he replied, “yeah. Wala pa naman pong label, we’re just friends pa naman at the moment. If ever mapunta kami sa time na yun, dun siguro ako aayaw.”
Meanwhile, Hashtag Luke was asked about his relationship with Jessica Marasigan. He shared, “kami ni Jessica parang kakastart ng friendship namin. Kasi I saw her first sa Big Brother before and medyo parang nagandahan talaga ako sa kanya that time and I [was not] sure na magkakaroon ng chance na makilala ko siya personally. So nung dumating yung chance parang, okay, friends.”
He added that given the chance and when he’s ready to be in a relationship he’d officially court the former PBB housemate, “pag nabigyan po ng chance, I’ll do it [I’ll court her]. Siguro personally po, pag ready na akong pumasok sa relationship. Ngayon po, career po talaga muna.”