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Enrique Gil on status with Liza Soberano: ‘Parang kami na’

Enrique Gil shares the story behind his special birthday gift for Liza Soberano.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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1/11/2017 10:41 AM
Enrique Gil on status with Liza Soberano: ‘Parang kami na’


01117-EnriqueGil-PUSHFINAL.jpgJust like most in-demand celebrities, Enrique Gil started the year going straight back to work, which included finishing shooting scenes for his upcoming Star Cinema movie My Ex and Whys. "Ayoko pa nga magtrabaho eh (laughs). Pag holiday kasi ang sarap pag holiday lang lagi pero new year kailangan you have to work hard again para ma-enjoy mo ulit yung Christmas at the end of the year. So I have to start early. We have to do it,” he shared during his launch as the new Grips Hair Wax and Hair Clay endorser held last January 10 in Quezon city.

Quen said he enjoyed spending part of the holidays with Liza Soberano and their families. "Okay naman. Nung Christmas nag-stay ako sa Anilao sa beach house ko kasama si Liza after Christmas. Nung New Year dapat mag-ja-Japan ako with Liza. Eh nagka-problema yung visa ko hindi na-release on time after the holidays so hindi na ako nakasama. Pero bayad na yung ticket, yung hotel, everything bayad na. Hindi umabot yung passport visa. Eh holiday na so siyempre walang opisina hindi ko na makuha. Never pa siya nag-Disneyland. Yun ang dream ni Liza eh. So sayang wala ako dun nung first time niya but it’s okay. So sa birthday ko na lang matutuloy yung out-of-the-country namin. Matutuloy na yun sa March 30 aalis kami ulit,” he shared.

When news broke that he gave Liza Soberano a much-coveted designer bag for her 19th birthday last week, Quen said he was happy to be able to do that for his leading lady. “Yun yung bag na pinakagusto niya sa lahat. Nung nasa New York kami nakita niya yung bag, gustong-gusto niya pero ayaw niya bilhin. Ako pa yung nag-fo-force sa kanya na kunin na niya. Siyempre hindi niya priority so sabi ko alam ko na kung ano ang gift ko. Before she left for Japan binigay ko na. Dapat i-su-surprise ko siya dun eh inisip ko baka ma-tax pa ako so pina-ship ko na dito. Kasi sa totoo lang mahirap talaga hanapin yung bag na yun. Yung cousin ko may bag business siya so siya yung nag-contact sa lahat ng supplier niya. Ilang months naming hinanap yun. Ang tagal namin hinanap hanggang makakita kami ng isa sa Italy pa. She deserved it naman,” he explained.

During the Grips Hair Wax presscon, Quen said he has no regrets about getting the expensive gift even if he did not buy a present for himself for Christmas. "Hindi talaga niya priority kaya nga hindi niya binili. Eh alam ko naman she’d rather spend on her family than herself so ako na lang nagbigay. She deserved it naman pero one time big time lang yun. Hindi naman lagi ganun (laughs). This year, yung gift ko sana sa sarili ko yung makasama sa Disneyland pero hindi natuloy. It’s blessings you know. Actually yun okay na. Hindi ako bumili ng gift eh para sa sarili ko this year,” he added.

After spending time together on and off cam, Quen could not hide just how special Liza is in his life. But when asked for the real status of their relationship, he did not hesitate to clarify things. "Well hindi pa po. As I said before, pag-puwede na i-a-announce ko talaga sa buond mundo. Ako pa ba? Gusto ko i-announce yun. Sa ngayon we’re really close friends. Parang kami na para sa akin. She has a lot of priorities right now more than that. Ang hirap i-explain. Feeling ko parang mag-asawa, alam mo yung tingin mo mag-asawa na kayo kahit hindi naman? It’s the same thing. Parang pag nagtanong ka sa isang tao, ‘Oy ito nga pala asawa ko.’ Pag tinanong kung kinasal na kayo, ‘Hindi pa!’ Pero asawa na yung tawag mo sa tao. Parang ganun. It’s the same thing,” he admitted.

The Kapamilya actor saidlabels are not important for him and Liza. "Well 19 na siya. Gusto naman nila ako (referring to Liza’s family and manager Ogie Diaz). They don’t stop us but I think it’s better for her career. She’s only 19. Ako kahit 24 ako, you have to be the one to understand. Wala namang kailangan na label or ano. Pag sinabi na nila na puwede na, right away. Sa amin naman sinasabi ko, ‘Alam mo hindi naman importante na may label ‘di ba?’ I mean it’s how we treat each other, if you treat each other like kasal na kayo, kahit hindi pa kayo kasal parang ganun di ba?” he said.