"Hindi ako masyadong showy, hindi ako masyadong masalita. Pero on special occasions that are unexpected, that's how I show [my feelings]. Talagang when it comes unexpectedly, talagang from nowhere..." said Dingdong in the November 2008 issue of YES!
Last August 12, Dingdong drove to the countryside to invite birthday girl Marian Rivera for dinner—a gesture that obviously captivated the blushing 25-year-old actress: "Happy ako na pinuntahan niya ko sa taping [ng Darna] kahit ang layo, sa Plaridel, Bulacan."
Last night, August 20, Dingdong pulled off another surprise.
He showed up a few minutes before midnight at the Imperial Palace Suites in Tomas Morato, Quezon City to catch a glimpse of the Tarot lead star who was given a belated treat by Regal matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde.
Dingdong's appearance was more than enough to recharge Marian's energy. Almost instantly, Marian and Dingdong became inseparable. Throwing knowing glances, smiling at each other, whispering sweet nothings, holding hands—all done while under the public's prying gaze, which was made more intense by the camera flashes.
Need we say more? Let pictures say what the couple do not admit directly.