Actress Jessy Mendiola has addressed speculation surrounding a viral photo of her apparently trying on a wedding gown.
The photo, which was recently posted by Perez-Rubio Bridal on Instagram, came amid rumors that she's getting married to her longtime boyfriend, television host Luis Manzano.
However, on Monday, November 30, Jessy clarified that the snap was actually taken last year, for a scene in the romantic-comedy film "Stranded."
"Last year pa po ito,” Jessy wrote on Instagram.
“Kaya po hindi ako masaya tingnan, kasi ayaw ko po magpakasal sa eksena. Nood na lang po kayo sa Netflix! Makikita niyo itong gown sa isa sa mga eksena,” she added.
Jessy and Luis have been the center of engagement rumors for days now, after the former recently showed glimpses of what appears to be a huge diamond ring on her Instagram Stories.
The sight immediately prompted questions from their fans, pertaining to a possible engagement.
This is not the first time that Jessy and Luis were rumored to be engaged.
Last July, actress Vivian Velez said in a Facebook post that Luis has already expressed his desire of marrying Jessy to her family.
"Jessy Mendiola's mom, Didith is my second cousin. Last February, Luis Manzano expressed his desire to marry Jessy. You made the right choice Lucky... #couplegoals," the actress said in her post.
Meanwhile, in a February 2019 interview with Inquirer, Luis remarked that he is already "sure" that Jessy is the one he would marry.
However, he said that he needs to save for their future first before settling down.
“I am sure about her. I’m not having doubts at all. It’s just that I want to provide for her and give her the life that I think she and my would-be family deserve," Luis said.
He added, “To get married is easy, but maintaining a home isn’t. I keep saying, yes, our lives will be good and comfortable for X amount of years, but what if something untoward happens? I’m just being a realist."
The couple celebrated their fourth anniversary this year.