Mark Herras has been single for some time now, but some people have been asking, "For how long?"
Known as a dance-floor heartthrob, Mark has this ability to sweep girls off their feet and make them swoon with his smile and charm. Unfortunately for Mark, the reality of relationships coming and going has tended to leave a mark—not to mention controversy—in his career as a ladies' man. Case in point: EB Babe member Lian Paz.
However, one ex-girlfriend remains Mark's friend through thick and thin— Jennylyn Mercado. Apparently, he is one of the friends Jennylyn needs the most for emotional support, especially during her pregnancy.
"Para sa akin, naging part na ng buhay ko si Jen," Mark said in an interview with StarTalk. "Hindi ko na makakalimutan. Wala naman akong bad intentions at wala naman akong masamang binabalak sa pag-text at pagtawag ko kay Jen. Iniisip ko talaga kung ano nararamdaman ni Jen."
RHIAN RAMOS OR YNA ASISTIO? From past girlfriends, let's move to the future shall we? There's been talk that Mark is being linked to Rhian Ramos and Yna Asistio. So who's it going to be? After all, there should only be one.
"Naging malapit sa akin si Rhian dahil nakatrabaho ko at naka-love team ko," Mark explained. "Si Yna naman, nakatrabaho ko [in Mga Mata ni Anghelita] pero naging close kami because of her family, like Tita Nadia [Montenegro, Yna's mother]."
Mark is especially close to Yna's family. He even attended Yna's family dinner to celebrate her high school graduation. When asked about Mark's participation in this family gathering, Yna fondly answered, "Wala lang, normal lang kasi sa akin na kasama ko siya, kasama siya ng family ko. Sa tingin ko, family talaga [si Mark]."
Yna also couldn't help but admit that her mom Nadia wanted to know if Mark indeed has plans in wooing her.
"Tinanong ng nanay ko sa akin," Yna laughed. "Tinanong ko [si Mark], puwedeng pakisagot ang tanong ni Mommy? Natawa rin siya at tinext niya si Mommy na hindi totoo na nanliligaw siya."
Nadia confirmed this by saying, "Siya [Mark] mismo nag-text sa akin. Sabi niya, ‘Tita wala ka dapat alalahanin. Malinis ang intention ko, at alam ko na hinde pa pupuwede.' Siyempre, naiintindihan ko mga kilig-kilig factor ng mga anak ko sa kanya, siyempre."
Good news for Mark, however, when Yna turns eighteen two years from now. That's the time when Nadia will allow guys to woo her daughter.
"Okay lang naman kasi alam naman ni Mark na maghihintay pa siya ng dalawang taon," Nadia said. "Pero sabi ko nga na ever since nakilala ko si Mark, sobrang na-appreciate ko yung sobrang galang nung bata."
Yna chooses to expect a different scenario.
"Umaasa ako na two years from now, ganun pa rin kami. Ganun pa rin kami ka-close," said the young actress.