PEP asked Marian Rivera about the non-showbiz guy, Ervic Vijandre, who was introduced in the January 2008 issue of YES! magazine. But Marian tried to avoid the question: "Yung personal kong buhay, akin na lang 'yon. Basta yun, lahat ng nasa [YES!] magazine, totoo lahat 'yon."

Photo: Noel Orsal (Marian) and Melo Balingit (Ervic)

Marian Rivera went home to Cavite yesterday, December 25, to celebrate Christmas with her mother and grandmother.

In connection with her homecoming, the Marimar lead star was asked by "Chika Minute" shown yesterday, December 25, whether Ervic Vijandre—the non-showbiz guy being linked to her and identified in the January 2008 issue of YES! magazine—would be her special guest for Christmas.

But Marian answered evasively, "Si Ervic? Di ko alam kasi, di ba, kapag Christmas, di mo naman mapipigilan ang pumupunta sa bahay mo?"

The young actress also asked GMA News reporter Lhar Santiago not to delve too much on Ervic or her lovelife. She said, "Basta masaya po ako. Huwag na po nating pag-usapan."

Despite her silence, Marian assured the media that her career would still be her priority over her lovelife.

Meanwhile, people are already confused about Marian's next project in 2008. Some say she would star in the TV adaptation of Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel while others believe that she would be the next Darna in the soap tentatively titled Captain Barbell Meets Darna.

But Marian herself is still unsure of her next project. She said, "Di ko po alam kung alin sa dalawa, e. Tingnan na lang po natin kung alin ang ibibigay sa akin ng GMA."

Whatever GMA-7 gives her, Marian seems confident in taking on any role. In fact, she said, "Handa akong lumipad nang mataas, handa akong lumangoy nang malalim."