Alden Richards, 27, is about to accomplish his mission: Secure his family's future.
He already had a house built for them, and invested some of his hard-earned money in food businesses—the latest of which is a McDonald's branch, which will be managed by his sister Riza.
In an interview held after his thanksgiving presscon on January 6, he told the press, "Unti-unti pong lumiliwanag…Yung future nila for me [kasi] yung kaligayahan ko na lang po.
"Parang almost malapit na akong puwedeng unahin ko naman yung sarili ko, e."
His responsibilities are partly the reasons he has no girlfriend.
Is his love life still on hold?
The Kapuso leading man replied, "Hindi siya on hold po, e. Wala pa po."
He sounded serious, but his eyes were smiling when he said that his wish for 2019 is "love life."
Reporter Allan Diones threw in, "Parang wish mo rin 'yan nung Victor Magtanggol presscon."
He said, "Oo nga po, e, sana po talaga."
It would seem that his standards are too high. What exactly are the traits that he's looking for?
"Siguro yung attitude lang po yung hinahanap ko. Dun po ako talaga naka-focus kasi nahihirapan po ako humanap ng tamang attitude na partner ko.
"Wala pa po akong nakikita dun sa mga iba.
"Ako supportive lang, saka maintindihin, okay na ako. That’s it. Kahit looks, bonus na, either showbiz or non-showbiz, okay lang yun.”
In the past few years, the ladies who were linked to him were bashed, does he have that fear for his future girlfriend?
"Alam mo, ang mga fans, I’d like to believe na mas, ano ba ito, open sila sa mga possibilities," he briefly said.
In the meantime, he would like his food empire to diversify.
"Ang dami pong offer na partnership with other areas po of business, pero ayoko po muna masyadong i-entertain kasi baka mahirapan po ako mag-recover.
"More on kami po yung tumatanggap, kumbaga we get franchisees.
"Dun po muna ako sa restaurants, food business po muna, kasi Concha’s po, pinapalaki rin namin siya since we’re into franchising…
"Kaka-re-rin na po namin this year."
The first branch of Concha’s—located in Silang, Cavite—is currently being renovated, and will reopen in February.
"So yun po yung magiging model unit for franchisees for them to see what Concha’s will look like if they get a franchise."