Angelica Panganiban admitted that she and John Lloyd Cruz have been a couple since July 2012.
In the December 17 episode of Kris TV, Angelica also talked freely about the traits that she found endearing in her boyfriend of five months.
Aside from Angelica, other guests in this episode were Zanjoe Marudo and Dingdong Dantes, her co-stars in the movie One More Try.
Kris directly asked Angelica: how many months na kayo?
Angelica: "Five? Five."
Kris pointed out, "Since December ngayon, obviously, July."
Angelica confirmed: "July. Siyempre, hindi na ako nagpakipot, 'no."
"Bakit ako magpapakipot, e, alam ko namang gusto ko siya?"
For his part, Zanjoe Marudo said that he and Bea Alonzo have been together one year and nine months.
Dingdong Dantes admitted, "Hindi ko rin alam kung ilan exactly pero definitely more than three [years], not more than five."
Angelica turned into an interviewer herself when she asked: "Wala kayong anniversary?"
Dingdong revealed, "Meron din naman, pero paiba-iba ang araw, e."
"So mga 2008-2009, mga ganun."
Kris clarified, "So mga four years?"
Dingdong agreed by saying, "Oo mga ganun."
HOT TOPIC. As part of the show, a study was shown to the everyone indicating that the average span of a relationship nowadays last up to three years.
The guests were asked to react to this study.
Kris asked Angelica how long her previous relationships lasted and the One More Try actress said about her previous boyfriend Derek Ramsay, "Five years and something...
"Kahit kami ni Carlo Aquino, more than five years. Pero naghiwalay kami ng more than one year."
Angelica joked, "Maaga...maaga lumandi."
She mentioned that she was around 14 years old when she entered into a relationship with ABS-CBN co-star Carlo.
Angelica recalled, "Pero sandali ha, give me credit, kasi bago ko siya sagutin, nagpaalam ako sa Mama ko."
She narrated, "Sabi ko kay Mama, 'Gusto ko siya,' Natawa si Mama tapos sabi niya, 'E, di sagutin mo.' Tapos sabi ko [kay Carlo] sa phone, 'Sabi ni Mama, pwede na raw.'"
Kris asked Angelica: At what point during those five-year relationships did you realize that it would not work?
Angelica candidly answered, "Nung papunta na sa five years. Dun talaga."
Is that really your personality--to not give up?
"Oo, ganun talaga ako," said Angelica. "Saka feeling ko lagi, 'Kaya ko to. Magbabago ito.' Parang ganun yung tingin ko talaga.
"Open kayo sa public so parang ayoko mapahiya."
What made Angelica decide to be open now with her relationship with John Lloyd Cruz?
"Actually, siya talaga yung mas vocal at mas open...for a change...
"Feeling ko noon, baka naman pwede kong ipagdamot ito, na pwedeng sa akin lang muna then hayaan ko lang munang i-enjoy.
"Ngayon na na-enjoy ko na, sige kasali na kayo.
"Sabi nga nila, happiness is best when shared."
ZANJOE ON BEA ALONZO. Zanjoe revealed that he and Bea Alonzo became a couple on March 16, 2011.
"Yun yun time na para lang sabihin na sinagot...March 16 kami naging official talaga," he said.
"Kasi parang ang saya-saya na naming dalawa at hindi namin alam kung kami na ba o hindi pa."
Angelica interjected, "Parang ganyan din naman ang nangyari sa amin. Lumayo ng lumayo...bakit parang iba na ito?"
She continued with a huge smile: "Parang binalikan namin ang date na...parang na-realize namin na 'I love you na pala.'
"Yun pala ang araw na yun."
WHY ANGELICA LOVES JOHN LLOYD. Earlier during the episode, Angelica candidly talked about the good qualities of her boyfriend.
She said about JLC: “Sobrang bait. Noong anniversary namin sa Banana Split, may pakain siya sa amin, may flowers siya sa aming lahat. Ganoon siya. Mahal niya lahat ng mahal ko,” said the versatile actress.
“Okay siyang makisama lalo na sa pamilya ko, sila Mama and 'yung lola ko. Sobrang favorite siya ng lola ko grabe. Kasi may dementia yung lola ko. Kapag nakikita niya ako, hahanapin niya agad si John Lloyd. So nung blessing nung bahay, buong araw niyang hinahanap sa akin.”
Angelica also revealed that, so far, she and John Lloyd have not have had any major disagreements.
“Ang away namin, pikunan lang kasi mahilig yun mang-amoy ng kili-kili. Siyempre minsan naman, tama na, naiinis na ako. Kalabit ng kalabit hanggang sa umiyak ako sa pikon. Ganoon lang kami mag-away.”
ARE DINGDONG AND MARIAN ENGAGED? Kris then asked Dingdong if he and Marian Rivera are engaged already.
Dingdong answered, "There's a proper time for that. I'm really hoping na makarating na dun very soon.
"Wala pang pamamanhikan."