If there's one thing that Shaina Magdayao and John Pratsare consistent about in their interviews, it's that they're exclusivelydating each other. Although they always tell the media that they are notinto a relationship yet, Shaina clarified that they never denied the real scorebetween them.
In the press conference of her newest show Dragonathis afternoon, December 8, at Gusi restaurant on Sgt. Esguerra Street, QuezonCity, the young actress said that she just wanted to take things slowly.
"Sabi ko naman po, like what they'vebeen saying na we've been denying, hindi ko po dine-deny ever since naman. 'Yon nga po, I've learned from my sisters'mistakes, parang step-by-step, slowly tayo, kasi mahirap pong madapa. Kung madapa ka, mahirap bumangon, di ba?" explained the younger sister of Vina Morales, who is now pregnant.
Shaina's brief description of their status is: "Okaynaman po kami."
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) then asked her whatelse is missing with John, who is really serious in pursuing her, to become herboyfriend?
"Siguro time," Shaina replied. "Sabi ko nga, kasi hindinaman ibig sabihin na parang one month ka na niyang nililigawan aykilalang-kilala mo na 'yong tao, di ba? So, kailangan makilala ko muna siya. Hindi naman ako nagmamadali,e. I mean, it's a step higher than howwe were before, we're exclusively dating. So, 'yon, dahan-dahan."
But does she see John as her future boyfriend?
She indirectly replied, "SiJohn naman, wala naman akong maipipintas doon, e. Mabait naman siya sa pamilya niya, mabait siya sa akin, mabaitsiya sa pamilya ko, and totoong tao siya sa akin. 'Yon naman ang hinahanap ko,e, di ba, totoong tao?"
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"We'll see, di ba?" she chuckled. "Kung kami naman talaga for each other, tutuluy-tuloy namantalaga doon, e."
JOHN PRATS & RAYVER CRUZ. The entertainmentmedia couldn't help but ask Shaina, "Ano'ng meron si John na wala si Rayver[Cruz]?" Rayver was Shaina's formeron-screen partner.
Shaina tried to veer away from the topic by saying, "Nevernaman po ako nag-compare kasi magkaiba po talaga silang dalawa, si John at sakasi Rayver. They're both good men. They're very nice to me, so hindi ko po silamakukumpara."
But what was her reaction to reports saying that Rayvercried over her?
"Talaga po, totoo poba 'yon?"Shaina answered with another question.
Then, she vaguely explained what happened to her and herformer dance partner.
"I think po, 'yong nangyari sa amin before, hindi lang saaming dalawa. Kasi, ang dami ring taongnangingialam, e, not nadamay, pero marami pong sumasaling tao, kaya siguro ganun ang nangyari. Pero wala po akong masasabing anythingagainst Rayver, kasi naging mabuti naman po siya sa akin."
Shaina clarified that everything is fine between her and Rayvernow. In fact, she's open to the idea ofworking with him again in her future projects."Sabi ko nga, if ever may offer ulit naprojects, di ba, game naman ako kung kani-kaninong lalaki ma-partner, magkaroonakong ibang leading men. Go pa rin, trabaho naman 'yon, e," she said in closing.