Janine Gutierrez and Elmo Magalona choose to see the advantages of being a reel and real-life couple, despite the notion that theirs is not an ideal relationship, although not rare in showbiz.
Just recently, Elmo finally admitted to being in a relationship with Janine, and although Janine did not specify how long they have been together when she was asked, she said that she and Elmo have been an item for “a couple of months.”
Rather than get bothered by the possible complications that being a showbiz couple may entail, Elmo and Janine seemed to more focused on seeing the advantages.
“I consider it a blessing na parehas kaming magkasama. Yung tulungan kahit sa work at kahit outside of work, yun yun best feeling when it comes to being in a relationship,” Elmo pointed out.
Janine explained that what matters is that they are able to separate work from their relationship.
“I agree [with Elmo]. Sa tingin ko mas madali tsaka nasi-separate naman namin when we need to be serious about work, tsaka chill lang kapag pahinga,” the actress pointed out.
“Pag trabaho naman, trabaho. Pareho naman kaming focused and gusto din naman talaga namin na maganda kalabasan ng trabaho na ginagawa namin.”
She continued that since they are both from the industry, they are able to understand each other easily.
“Madali pag-usapan ang trabaho kasi nagkakaintindihan sa mga problema, tungkol sa work, sa mga challenges.
“So meron agad masasandalan at mahihingan ng advice tungkol sa work, tapos kapag may ganito, we can be together.
“It's easier kasi mas kampante ako kapag kasama ko si Elmo.”
MEET THE PARENTS. Elmo confirmed that he has already met Janine's parents; actress Lotlot de Leon and Ramon Christopher.
“Mabait naman yung approach ko sa kanila.
“I just really try to make them happy because that's what I want naman din kay Janine,” said Elmo.
Janine added that her parents seem to like Elmo.
“Really, really good, as in gusto siya ng mommy ko,” Janine revealed.
“Nung umamin siya [Elmo], nag-tweet pa ang mommy ko na, 'Wow, happy for you.' Parang ako, 'Wow, Mom.' As in super nakakatawa siya kasi she likes Elmo. And also my dad, so there's no problem with them. Masaya sila for me.”
Janine also said that she also got the chance to meet Elmo's family and she has a smooth relationship with them.
“Yes, I'm very lucky kasi I get to spend some with them pag may occasions and they're very, very sweet towards me, so nagpapasalamat din ako sa kanila.”
The two will pair up in the upcoming GMA teleserye More Than Words.
They previously teamed up in the afternoon soap opera Villa Quintana (2013).