New Kapuso heartthrob Joross Gamboa sat down for a one-on-one interview with Showbiz Central yesterday, April 4.
Well, it was more than just an interview, rather an interrogation—albeit playful—with host John "Sweet" Lapus handling the reigns and Joross safely strapped to a lie-detector machine. An assurance of "tatlong tanong lang, Joross" from Sweet made a calming effect on Joross, who earlier looked stiff with all the wires attached to him
The three questions from Sweet had to do of course with three of the juiciest issues linked to Joross right now. The first question Sweet asked was, "Bulung-bulungan na sweet daw kayo [Jackie] sa isa't isa on and off camera. Crush mo ba si Jackie Rice?"
After thinking a moment, Joross smiled and gave a "Yes." The machine agreed with him: Truth. When asked what made him have a crush on Jackie, he answered, "Si Jackie kasi mabait siya and then professional katrabaho and down-to-earth. Ayaw niya 'yong pinapayungan siya, kasi kaya naman niya. So iyong ganoon traits, e, nakakatuwa."
Joross and Jackie are paired together in the upcoming Dear Friend episode, "Tisay."
Content with Joross's answer, Sweet moved on to the next question. Once again, it was related to a Kapuso beauty, this time Ynna Assistio, his co-star in an episode of SRO Cinemaserye Presents. "Sa palagay mo ba," asked Sweet, "nakaramdam ka ba na nagselos sa iyo si Mark Herras?"
"No," he smiled.
In a calm voice, Joross defended himself by saying, "Unang-una sa lahat, friend ko si Mark before pa. Iyong first time ko tumungtong sa GMA-7, e siya ang tinatawagan ko. Mabait si Mark. Sa taping ni Ynna, okay lang. We are good friends."
When asked if he has any information on Mark and Ynna's relationship (they're rumored to be sweethearts!) he said, "Sa akin, wala ako sa lugar para sabihin iyon, e, pero parang sweet sila."
NOT YET OVER ROXANNE? The last question for Joross was the clincher. With one Lie and one Truth, the last question would decide if he'd walk out of SC with his head held high and proudly announce that he conquered the lie detector.
Again, it was a question related to a woman linked to Joross—his ex-girlfriend Roxanne Guinoo.
"Joross, curious kami," began Sweet, "apektado ka ba sa balitang pagpapakasal at pagbubuntis ng iyong ex-girlfriend na si Roxanne Guinoo?"
"No," answered Joross with a smile on his face.
Joross could only exclaim, "Oy!" and whatever objection he had had to wait as Sweet danced to the beat.
"No, no, hindi," defended Joross. "Sa amin naman ni Rox, nakapag-move on na kami sa mga buhay namin. Yes, we're still friends and nag-uusap kami."
When asked if he has a girlfriend right now, he admitted, "Yes. Nagbakasyon kami sa Phuket, Thailand. She's a model and a student."
Joross's girlfriend's name is Kathy Kimberly Saga.