Batangas Congresswoman Vilma Santos has had a number of times to observe and talk to son Luis Manzano’s current girlfriend Jessy Mendiola.
The Star for All Seasons in an interview with PEP shared that Jessy has been part of their bi-weekly family dinners. She even stressed that she appreciates that kind of gesture of her son.
"Well, the mere fact na dinadala ng anak ko, that’s respect. 'I want you to meet my family...' And that’s respect, so dinadala niya, so we met,” she said.
Does she consider the former Banana Sundae star high above the former girlfriends of her eldest son?
“She’s very nice. No, no... hindi sa ganun. It’s just kung magugustuhan ng anak ko, then why not?" she reasoned.
In the past, the I Can See Your Voice host has also introduced his previous girlfriends namely Angel Locsin, Jennylyn Mercado, and Nancy Castiglione to his mother.
While the seasoned star confirmed it, she stressed a valuable observation that she has about Jessy.
“Yeah, that’s true. Kasi I… but one lang I noticed with Jessy... Kasi puro artista lang yung nagiging girlfriend ng anak ko eh. But one thing I noticed with Jessy... hindi ko po nakikitaan na kinukumpetisyon si Lucky,” she revealed.
According to the actress, Jessy never acted like she was a celebrity in their home.
"Siyempre, kahit naman ako, imbitahin mo, meron pa rin akong arteng Vilma, di ba, yung artista. Pero pag may dinner kami, wala, e, hindi nakikipag-compete, it’s just that: 'I’m the girlfriend,'" she said.
Meanwhile, reports have it that Vilma has been very vocal about wanting to have a grandchild.
“Lambing lang yun kapag magdi-dinner kami. Ganito totoong istorya nun... ‘Dyusko, anak, 36 ka na,’ sabi ko. Ang baby namin, puro aso. Sabi ko, ‘Nak, baka ano… wala na tayong baby,’” she recalled.
Vilma then shared how her son would usually respond to her playful request.
“Sabi niya, ‘Mom, soon, soon, don’t worry. Mom, kung hindi pa ako, baka si Ryan can give you.'
“Sumagot yung anak ko [Ryan], ‘Mom, if Kuya cannot give you baby, you want me to give you na?' Yung ganun ba, usapang pamilya?” she said, even hinting that she’s ready to be a grandmother.
“Masarap daw po eh. Kasi wala na rin kaming baby,” she ended.