Dingdong Dantes is happy and sad at the same time after Endless Love, his GMA-7 primetime soap opera with Marian Rivera, finally ended.
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the entertainment press were able to talk to Dingdong yesterday, October 20, at the press launch of Goldilocks at Edsa Shangri-La in Mandaluyong City.
The Kapuso actor said he's sad because he and Marian will have separate projects after Endless Love.
"Malungkot dahil na-realize ko na talagang mami-miss ko siyang katrabaho," he said. "Nangyari lang yun siguro nung last mall show namin nung Linggo, na nagpapaalam kami na sinabi namin na, 'maraming salamat, ba-bye, mapapanood n'yo yung last few episodes...'
"Hanggang na-realize ko na, 'Oo nga pala. Eto na yung last time natin ulit magkakasama sa isang entablado na magpo-promote ng isang show.' Yun ang nakakalungkot."
But Dingdong is happy because Endless Love has made his relationship with Marian reach new heights.
"Especially after Endless Love, e, nag-elevate yung relationship namin ni Marian siguro into something na never namin na-imagine na darating kami dun. We are much happier now. Sobra kaming kuntento sa isa't isa, and we're very much in love right now," he said.
They also have more time for each other. "Mas maganda nga ngayon dahil mas may time kaming lumabas, may time kaming mag-usap. So, maganda yung nangyayari ngayon."
This is why rumors of Dingdong going out with new Kapuso star Sam Pinto are untrue.
"Wala talagang katotohanan 'yan ni isa," he said.
"Gaya ng sabi ko, masaya kami, at walang dahilan para mangyari yun... Kumbaga, 'andito kami dahil posible talaga na may mangyaring mga bagay na ganito. What is important is that we trust each other, at secure kami sa isa't isa, at alam namin ang capability ng isa't isa."
Despite the controversies that arose during the show's taping, including Marian's tiff with co-star Bela Padilla, Dingdong believes Endless Love was a good experience.
"Siguro masasabi ko, that was a...kakaiba yung fulfillment. It was a fulfilling experience paggawa ng Endless Love para sa amin. Dahil, then again, nagkaroon man ng mga not-so-good siguro times in the middle, pero mas marami yung magandang naidulot ng show na 'yan sa amin," he said.