Jericho Rosales appreciates his current girlfriend Kim Jones for being open-minded about show business.
Award-winning actor Jericho said showbiz has become part of his life, so, he’s happy that his girlfriend willingly adjusted for him.
“She’s adjusted big time pagdating sa career ko,” Jericho (or Echo in showbiz), told the media during the press conference prepared for him by the clothing company Collezione C2 recently.
He further said, “Siyempre, my career is a big part of my life.
“She’s done a great job in absorbing ‘yong mga bagay na mahirap, nag-adjust talaga siya.
“I respect her for that. I thank her for that.”
Jericho had girlfriends before, but he realized that it’s different when the girl is not from showbiz—like Kim, who once worked for a bank.
“Maraming-maraming magkarelasyon sa showbiz na medyo mahirap, mabigat, maraming pressure," he reflected.
“Siguro ‘yon lang, mas bawas kapag hindi parehong artista—siya host, ako actor-singer.
“Interesado ako sa mundo niya, interesado siya sa mundo ko.
“Walang negative na nangyayari. She learns from me, I learn from her.”
KIM GETS TO KNOW SHOWBIZ. Right now, Echo is slowly introducing showbiz to Kim.
According to Echo, the newbie TV host used to be hesitant about joining the industry.
However, he said, Kim’s perception about show business is changing now.
“She’s open na,” said Echo.
“Noong una sabi niya parang hindi siya open, but I encouraged her.
“Sabi ko, ‘Mag-workshop ka kasi magagamit mo rin sa hosting at kung ano pang gigs ang ginagawa niyo, sa commercials especially.’
“So, nag-workshop siya at nagustuhan niya.”
Upon seeing a video clip from Kim’s workshop, Echo was surprised that she could actually act.
“May tears pa at kung anu-anong drama na pinili niya. Kinilabutan ako.
“Sabi ko, ‘Marunong kang umarte, ha.’
“Sabi niya, ‘I’d like to do acting if it comes.’
“So, next year, plano niya na mag-New York din kung ano ‘yong tinake ko,” related Echo.
Jericho left the country for two months last year to attend acting and directing classes in New York. (CLICK HERE to read related article)
EXCITED FOR KIM. Since everything about showbiz is new to his girlfriend, Jericho is excited over the possible opportunities she may get.
“Excited ako para sa kanya, sa mga plans niya,” Echo smiled.
“Like, nag-hosting lessons siya, acting lessons.
“I think she’s gonna start voice lessons soon and she’s really into it. Kasi, sa bangko siya dati, e. ‘Yon ang trabaho niya talaga so, ang layo talaga.
“Ngayon, she discovered ‘yong other side ng talent niya, dine-develop niya at ini-enhance niya. Ang galing, para akong nanonood ng PBB [Pinoy Big Brother].”
Would Jericho be worried if Kim joins show business?
“No, kasi may foundation kami, e,” he answered.
“May basehan kami kung ano ‘yong relasyon naming dalawa.
“Mayroon na kaming naka-set kung ano ‘yong mga gagawin namin at dapat hindi namin gagawin.
“May mga roles tayo to play, mayroon tayong paninindigan.”
In closing, Jericho related why he feels secure about his relationship with Kim:
“Basta ito ‘yong relasyon namin, we will protect it. Hindi puwedeng any material thing in the world will shake it.”