Nabalita na may relasyon sina Fabio Ide at Rufa Mae Quinto nang magkasama sila sa GMA-7 fantasy series na Dwarfina.
Pero pareho itinanggi nilang dalawa ito dahil may kani-kaniya silang karelasyon at that time.
Ngayong pareho nang single sina Fabio at Rufa Mae, tuloy pa rin daw ang kanilang komunikasyon nila—bilang magkaibigan.
“Oo, siyempre naman, may communication,” sabi ng Brazilian-Japanese actor-model sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
Aware ba siya na nali-link ngayon si Rufa Mae kay Ahron Villena?
“Ha?” gulat niyang tanong.
Hindi kasi kilala ni Fabio si Ahron.
“Pero it’s okay naman, why not? I’m a good friend of her.
“Whoever she chooses to be with her, I would be happy for her.
“Same as if I’m with someone, I’m sure she’d be happy for me so we’re really friends talaga.”
Sinabi ni Fabio na hindi lalampas sa friendship ang ugnayan nila ni Rufa Mae.
“As of now, no. We’re really friends and I dunno...
“Maybe because maraming tao na nag-i-start creating chismis about us being together—and we just laugh about it.
“Because, you know, we’re really, really friends talaga, e.”
JACQ YU. Recently ay nali-link naman si Fabio sa modelong si Jacq Yu.
Pero tanggi niya, “Hindi totoo ‘yan. We’re just friends, and then, you know, she’s a good friend as well, but we’re not like dating or anything.”
Lumalabas daw sila pero grupo sila, ayon pa kay Fabio.
“I dunno why people start saying that. We’re just friends, you know,” giit niya.
Ayaw muna raw ni Fabio na makipagrelasyon.
Esplika niya, “I just became single a couple of weeks ago, e.
“So mas gusto ko mag-focus sa career ko and not on having a relationship.”
LOYALTY. Speaking of his career, very proud si Fabio na lalong bumubuti ang kanyang pagsasalita ng Tagalog at ang kanyang pag-arte.
“My acting, about my Tagalog, so hopefully GMA will see that.”
Pang-walong show na niya ang patapos nang Coffee Prince sa GMA-7.
Sabi ni Fabio, “That’s my eighth show that I’m doing with GMA.
“I’ve been very loyal to the network kahit wala akong kontrata sa network pero I really feel like a Kapuso, you know.
“Because all my shows are with GMA and then after that, let’s see ano ang plan kasi hindi ko alam.”
Kaya ba hindi siya nag-e-entertain ng offers mula sa ibang TV stations?
“As of now, no. As of now, I will be honest with you, I still prefer to work with GMA.
“Kasi I already know everybody, di ba?
"I know how the system works, I feel like a member of a big family there.
“Lahat ay mabait, they take care of you very well.”
Pag-amin pa ni Fabio, “Before, I was supposed to do another show for ABS, a travel show.
“But then it didn’t push through, then I decided to stay with GMA.
“I was supposed to be a part of a show and then binigyan ako ng Coffee Prince.
“So, sinabi ko sa kanila, ‘Sige, mas gusto ko sa GMA.’ Loyal ako sa GMA.
“Kasi GMA was the one who gave me a break, e, they were the one who made me.
“I’m far from being like, you know, from being there.
“Pero they were the one who gave me the beginning of my career as an artista, so dapat, you know, I cannot take that for granted.”
Pero gusto naman daw niyang magkaroon ng kontrata sa GMA-7.
“Oo, siyempre naman. That would be something very... you know, to maximize and compliment my hard work.”
MOVIES. Nagkaroon na rin ng mga pelikula si Fabio bukod sa mga shows niya sa Kapuso network.
Kuwento ng hunk actor-model, “I have a movie, Ride To Love, kasama si Rufa Mae, Iza Calzado, Benjamin Alves, JC Tiuseco.
“Ako yung Japanese who came from Japan to study English, tapos lahat yung mga istorya...
“It’s a love story that happened sa loob ng train station kaya Ride To Love ang pangalan.
“And I just finished shooting a movie now for the [Metro Manila Film] festival, yung ’Pamana’ [episode of Shake Rattle & Roll 14], ako yung dracula, directed by Chito Roño.
“So many things are happening now. Like, I’m really happy for my career like, you know...
“I’m just trying to maximize my acting skills, my voice lessons, my Tagalog, so slowly dahan-dahan pero surely.”
VACATION. Magbabakasyon muna si Fabio sa Australia ngayong tapos na ang Coffee Prince bago sumabak muli sa trabaho.
“I’m gonna go to a vacation to Australia with some friends and then when I come back, sana another show.
“Sabi daw, I’m also part of Indio so… January start ng taping ko.
“Sabi daw yung engkantado ang role ko. Part of the engkantados.
"So, you know, kahit wala akong kontrata sa GMA, masaya ako kasi maraming shows, maraming work.”
Handa ba siyang maghintay para sa dagag na projects o kaya’y contract?
Tugon niya, “Oo. Kasi ano, slowly, slowly pero surely. Kasi it takes time for you to get there, you know.
“You see Anne Curtis, Dingdong Dantes, they’ve been in the industry for like ten years, or more than that.
“So, who am I… ako ay taga-Brazil, I just arrived.
“Every show I have, I’m still learning from it, you know—bagong experience sa akin.
“Every show I have, every opportunity I have, I try to do my best, you know.
“And then I know, slowly, if GMA believes in my work and other networks... I dunno in the future. I’m sure things will fall into place.
"And so far, now kailangan kong mas mag-aral ng Tagalog...
“Yung acting workshops, yung voice lessons—lahat-lahat para, you know, magaling ako sa trabaho.”
MORE HUNKS. Hindi raw naiinggit o threatened si Fabio sa bagong talent ng Mercator na si Benjamin Alves.
“Threatened? No, oh my God, of course not! I’m really happy for Benjamin.
“Si Benjamin, nakasama ko sa Coffee Prince so I think everyone at the agency has his own moment.
“Same when I came here, I had my moment where... like, you know, people like Jonas [Gaffud of Mercator]...
“Lahat was prioritizing me, then si Daniel [Matsunaga], si Hideo [Muraoka], si Akihiro [Sato].
“Everybody should not be selfish.
“Si Benjamin, dumating siya dito ngayon.
“So siyempre naman, they have to build him up, build his image, his character... sa Mercator, sa showbiz.
“So we, from Mercator, we are not jealous. I mean, I’m not jealous at all, I’m really happy for him.
“To have him as a co-star sa Coffee Prince and I’m also happy that he is part of Mercator.
“And whatever we can help him to... you know, maximize his skills.
“Kasi he’s also new, e, bago siya sa industriya, di ba?
“So I think we all should complement each other to... you know, to help each other to bring us up.
“Dapat hindi puwede like yung seloso.
“Dapat we get together lahat to make Mercator strong also—to make us strong too—sa industriya.”