Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband are undoubtedly one of the hottest celebrity pairings these days.
After Phil's much talked about Twitter post last February—asking Angel out for a Valentine's Day date—all eyes have been glued on them, trying to see how far they would go.
One of those looking after the pair is Angel's good friend Dimples Romana.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) caught up with Dimples at the opening of the latest branch of Chic Nails Spa along Katipunan Ave., Q.C. on September 12. In an exclusive interview, she was very open about her admiration for Phil, saying he is a "good man."
She says, "We're not close, but I've met him. We've already gone out with him.
"We had dinner with him. We watched his game."
MEETING PHIL'S MOM. At the time of the interview, Phil's family was going through a rough time as their mother, Susan Placer-Younghusband, just passed away due to a massive heart attack on September 10. (CLICK HERE to read related story)
Dimples said she and her family were praying for Phil and his siblings, as well as Angel who stayed with them throughout the grieving process.
"Yes, we've heard about it [Susan's death]. I've asked Angel [if they need help].
"But knowing Gel, she would really take care of things that need to be taken care of—especially for Phil.
"Kasi, alam mo, si Angel naman, kahit hindi pa si Phil 'yan, basta malapit sa kanya at naging mabuti sa kanya, as a friend or as a tao, Angel would automatically feel that she has to do something.
"Kaya nga volunteer. Grabe ang volunteering spirit niyang kaibigan kong 'yan, e. Pero ayon, I've already spoken to her."
Dimples recalled a brief encounter she had with the late Mrs. Younghusband.
"I've met Tita Susan, the mom, once. We got to watch Phil's game with her and she was really very nice, very candid lady.
"I'm really grateful that I got to meet her."