Despite his very busy schedule, Marimar leading manDingdong Dantes still had time to watchhis girlfriend Karylle's pre-Valentine's day concert titled Souls In Lovelast night, February 13, at the Teatrino in Promenade, Greenhills, San JuanCity.
Dingdong, who came with his younger sister, was very impressedwith the performance of his girlfriend. He said, "Siya, sobrang confident, sobrang galing. Feel na feel niya ang confidence at sakawalang sablay!"
The hunky actor also praised the other performers that night,Jay-R and Kris Lawrence. "Siguro kaya mas napaganda yung show kasi mayinteraction hindi lang sa istorya nung show. At the same time, mga paborito talagang kanta niya [Karylle] ang kinantaniya. Feel na feel niya at sakain-enjoy niya talaga yung performance niya for the night."
After the concert, Dindong waited for his girlfriend to comeout from the backstage. He said that heand Karylle would have a pre-Valentine dinner date since he would be workingtoday, February 14, for Marimar.
"Ito na siguro ang pinaka-symbolic na pagsasama namin," said Dingdong. "Nandito ako to support her concert. We don't really celebrate this day, e, kayaparang okay lang.
"It's not really special, pero okay lang kasi ayaw namingmakisabay sa trapik sa kung saan-saang masisikip na establishments, di ba? So, we celebrate it on our own. Kung kelan kami puwede pareho, kung kelanconvenient para sa amin, doon kami."
Although they do not have specific plan for Valentine's Day, Karylle said that she and Dingdong have planned out something on Sunday, February 17, with her family. She said,"Magdi-dinner na lang kami ngayon. Actually, we planned out something for Sunday night with the family,ganun na lang para mas masaya."
PAPARAZZI PHOTO. Dingdong's presence last night at the concert served as a proof that hisrelationship with Karylle is still strong despite the negativeissues thrown at them. The most recentwas the paparazzi photo of Dingdong with a girl in Boracay, who turned out to be his cousin.
The actor had explained earlier that the unidentified girlwas his cousin. In an article of PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Dingdong detailed to StarTalk, "Ito po yung nasa Boracay kami.Nagbakasyon po kami after Christmas at before mag-New Year. Siguro nagtatanongsila kung sino yung kasama ko diyan, e, pinsan ko po iyan. Yung trip po namindiyan was a family trip and kasama ko yung mga kapatid ko and all my cousins.In fact, si Karylle kasama ko rin during that trip."
Last night, Dingdong reiterated to PEP and GMA News,"Sobrang laking pagkakamali lang talaga yun. The girl in the photo is my cousin, so hindi dapat mabigyan ng malice yunat saka first cousin pa. So nagkataonlang talaga na, you know, were having a family reunion there and nakita kamingnag-uusap na na-picture-an, so yun ang kinalabasan."
In a separate interview, Karylle corroborated her boyfriend'sexplanation. She said, "Yun[paparazzi photo], actually, alam na namin yun right after it was taken kasisumaglit lang ako sa room, e, nagpalit lang ako. 'Tapos pagbalik ko sabi niya, ‘Ay, may nakita akong nagpi-picturesa amin ng cousin ko.' 'Tapos sabi ko, ‘Naku, hintayin na lang natin, lalabas'yang picture.' So, alam na namin. Nagulat nga ako na ang tagal-tagal kasikelan pa yun, December pa yun, e."
STRONGER RELATIONSHIP. The couple seems to be unbreakable in spite of all theintrigues that come out about them, especially Dingdong. What is their secret for having thisstrong relationship?
Dindong confidently answered, "Siguro matibay na talaga angpundasyon. Matibay lang talaga yungpundasyon. We're open to each otherevery small detail so kapag nagkakaroon ng konting problema we work thingsout."
Karylle also said the same thing when GMA News and PEPcornered her after the concert.
She explained, "Minsan we try to be quiet about things kasi mahirap yung parati kangnagpapa-interview. So, as much aspossible, we try not talk too much about what's happening, pero I guess yungcommunication...
"Kunwari may tsismis, yung Chika Minute ayan na,tapos tatawagan ko siya, ‘Ano to?' Blah, blah, blah. Pero yung relax lang muna kasi parang, di ba, don't be too quickto judge? So, parating parang get itstraight from the source, ganun talaga kami. 'Tapos kapag may ganun [intriga],pag-uusapan na namin, parang, ‘Ikaw talaga! Kasi hindi ka nag-iingat tuloy may mga ganyan-ganyan.'"
And to people who keep on bugging their relationship,Dingdong left them this message: "Mas maganda nga yung may nagkukuwestiyon para mas ma-challenge kami lalo na,you know, to stand up for what the truth is, kung ano talaga yung totoo, diba? Wala namang problema, okay namanlahat, e."