Sylvia Sanchez says Maine Mendoza was kind and pleasant when she met her.
Although Arjo Atayde and Maine Mendoza have not outright confirmed their relationship, it is apparent that they are head over heels in love with each other.
Arjo’s mother Sylvia Sanchez shared with The Philippine Star columnist Ricky Lo that she already met Maine last May 23 over dinner. When asked if Maine is Arjo’s girlfriend, she said, "Para dalhin sa bahay at i-introduce sa pamilya namin at ipaglaban ang isa't-isa, kailangan pa ba ng eksplanasyon niyan?"
The OFW The Movie star then recalled how meeting Maine went.
"She was respectful and pleasant na bata. Her first words were, 'Hi po, tita!' She seemed shy when Arjo introduced her to me. Ang lamig-lamig ng kamay niya,” she said.
Sylvia said that they were in the dining table for four hours and, "The whole time, ang gaan ng feeling ko sa kanya."
"Hindi ko naramdaman na, 'Hey, I am Maine Mendoza; sikat ako!' Nothing like that. She introduced herself as Nicomaine Mendoza, her real name, so it meant that she was there not as Maine Mendoza the star but Nicomaine Mendoza the private person.”
"She was nice even to our kasambahay when Arjo introduced her to them,” she added.
When asked about her standards when it comes to her children’s partners, Sylvia said that she is not choosy.
"Kahit sino ang girlfriend ni Arjo, rich or poor, sikat man o hindi, I expect only one thing: that she should be respectful at mahal lahat ng pamilya namin.”
During Arjo’s previous interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, he admitted that Maine is special for him.
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