After getting married to Luis Manzano last February, Jessy Mendiola said she has changed, like how she makes it a point to take care of herself now.
“You have to take care of yourself talaga. Para sa akin, yun na nga lang maibibigay ko sa sarili ko ‘di ba? Kailangan ko pa i-stop yun? All the more dapat alagaan sarili mo because for you to be able to take care of others, you have to take care of yourself first. So mas naging maarte ako (laughs). Nung nag-asawa ako, talagang I take care of my hair, my skin, everything. Pag feeling ko medyo nagiging bloated na ako okay magbawas-bawas tayo sa meat, magbawas-bawas tayo sa mga salty food.
“I think it’s really important kahit wala kang asawa you should take care of yourself. Hindi naman nakaka-haggard ang marriage. It depends. Of course, it’s all up to you to maintain that glow. Kahit naman things don’t work out, basta ikaw maganda ka. Di ba ganun? Dapat buo ka dapat. I think wala naman din masyadong adjustment (in taking care of herself). Nadagdagan lang,” she explained during her launch as the newest celebrity ambassador of Cathy Valencia’s Skin Clinic last November 24.
The 28-year-old actress denied rumors that started circulating online earlier this year that she and Luis already have a baby on the way.
“Actually iniisp ng lahat pregnant ako eh. I’m not yet [pregnant]. I’ll tell everyone naman, don’t worry about it. I miss acting. I miss taping. I miss all of my katrabaho but siguro medyo hindi ko pa siya priority now kasi ang dami ko pang ginagawa na iba. I’m really focused on building my life with Luis and yung digital [projects] ko rin ang daming nangyayari. But I would love to go back. As in I miss acting, I miss shooting and hopefully sana may good script soon,” she admitted.
Jessy said that aside from enjoying married life, they are also prioritizing having a baby which is why she has not gone back to acting just yet.
“Priority din talaga ang health. I’m preparing for that. That’s why hindi pa ako [bumabalik]. I still workout naman. Mostly yun yung lagi nilang sinasabi na dapat daw kapag magbubuntis dapat hindi mag-workout, hindi magkilos-kilos. But it’s more of kung ano nakasanayan mo in life. Kung ma-workout kang tao, you have to still continue doing it. But of course less weights, less strenuous activities,” she said of her preparations to start a family.
The new Cathy Valencia endorser also shared how big a family she and Luis want to have someday.
“Sabi nga niya gusto niya ng five. Sabi ko, ‘Yung totoo, basketball team?’ Siguro mga three at the most kasi kami din ng sisters ko tatlo kami. Sana may twins kasi si daddy yata may twin yung brother niya. So may twins siya na mga kapatid. Sabi ko sana makuha natin yun. Pero sabi sa girls daw [namamana] ang twins, [na] most likely magkakaroon ng twins,” she said.
In their rental home vlog posted this month, Jessy and Luis revealed that they had already assigned one of the rooms in their temporary home as the baby room.