Robin Padilla is single, which makes him all the more desirable to the ladies.
His six-minute runway exposure last night, May 29, at the Jag Dstrkt event for Fashion Week elicited the loudest cheers, shrieks, and giggles.
He felt a bit embarrassed when PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) mentioned the girls who weren't shy about screaming, "I love you, Idol!!!"
Robin said, "Naku, hindi naman po... Nakakatuwa lang [at] nakakataba ng puso na maraming tao ang sumuporta sa akin sa gabing ito. Mahal na mahal ko rin sila."
But a word of warning to his admirers: Future love might have to wait a long time.
"Siguro, mag-girlfriend muna si Ali," he told the press and media people who gathered around him after the show.
Ali is his youngest son with ex-wife Liezl Sicangco. He is 10 years old.
He added, "Medyo seloso, e... At ang mga anak yata, kahit kelan yata, hindi yata boboto iyan, e."
But is he ready to fall in love again?
It will be recalled that just before his 40th birthday last year, Robin confirmed that he and Liezl had been divorced for more than two years. (CLICK HERE to read related story.) But save for the rumors linking him to his leading ladies, the publicity about Robin's lovelife has been quite dormant.
Until his brief reply last night: "May mga nagugustuhan na diyan, pero siyempre, kailangang makasigurado tayong walang masasagasaan."
That jumpstarted the teasing about him and his Wowowee co-host, Mariel Rodriguez.
Robin quipped, "May boyfriend, e... Si Mariel, laging may balakid, at may boyfriend."
The guy he was referring to was Zanjoe Marudo, whom he described as "mabait na bata." He added, eyes smiling, "Ayokong sumama ang loob niya. Kahit sinong tao..."
But Mariel's latest declaration in Entertainment Live! was that she's single. What's his reaction?
Initially, he joked about literally jumping for joy. "Tatalon ako..." he said.
The good-looking dad resumed, "Matagal kasi akong ano, e, walang nag-asikaso ano... Ang tagal! Nung naasikaso ako, masyado akong natunaw. Natunaw ako talaga."
Before the people could misconstrue what he said, he clarified, "Sila ni Poks [Pokwang], dalawa silang nag-aasikaso sa akin. Hindi naman patas kung sabihin ko lang si Mariel."
But after much prodding from the reporters, he gave the real deal about his feelings for Mariel: "Siguro wala pa sa akin. Wala pa sa puso. Nasa isip. Nasa isip ko lagi."
After his failed relationships, he said he's learned his lesson: "Panahon na siguro para gamitin ang isip."
When PEP asked him to elaborate, "Hindi na dapat padalus-dalos. At saka siyempre, sa dami ng pinagdaanan natin, at sa dami ng ginagawa natin, hindi basta-basta gusto mo lang. Maraming bagay ang dapat isaalang-alang."
He is happy with his life at present. "Nandiyan ang foundation ko. Kasama ko ang mga anak ko. Marami akong pinagkakaabalahan. At nakakataba ng puso na hindi ako iniiwanan ng mga taong sumusuporta sa akin."
He is also glad about his past. "Mas okay kami ni Liezl ngayon. Mas matalik kaming magkaibigan. Siguro, hindi pa kami naging ganito ka-close sa dalawampung taon namin na nagsama."
And his future?
"Kung may isang dalaga na, una, tatanggapin niya ang sitwasyon ko. Ang buhay ko, abnormal. Ang priority ko, foundation ko. Dapat alam nung dalaga yun. Uunahin ko yun, bago siya. Kapagka yung dalaga na yun, hindi niya matanggap yun... Kailangang susuportahan niya ako sa mga gusto kong gawin."
So, ladies, Robin Padilla's status is single, but he is not closing his door on love. "Kung meron na kayang intindihin ang mundo ko, bakit hindi?" was his parting shot.