Patuloy ang panliligaw ni Sam Milby sa Kapamilya actress na si Jessy Mendiola.
Ayon kay Sam, ito na lang muna ang gusto niyang ibahagi sa publiko: “You know, it’s an issue that I don’t wanna make any bigger than it already is.
“Kasi, I just wanted to be honest with people.
"If they see us out, I want them to know that, yeah, it’s because I’m courting her.
“I still wanna keep it personal.
"I know it sounds kinda weird ’cause I said that. But parang I already say what I needed to say.
“And yes, I’m still courting her, and that’s all I really want to share.
"That’s all I can share right now, it’s still in the courtship stage.”
Nakapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Sam noong October 9 sa launch ng Oral Care brand Systema sa Whitespace, Makati City.
“RIVALRY” WITH JAKE. Kasisimula pa lamang ipalabas ng bagong primetime teleserye ni Jessy na Maria Mercedes, kung saan isa si Jake Cuenca sa kanyang mga leading men.
Ano ang pakiramdam na may lamang si Jake sa kanya bilang katrabaho ito ni Jessy?
Sabi ni Sam, “It’s not like I’m not a part of showbiz.
"I mean, when you’re working with somebody, personal experience, you start developing feeling for that person, especially. you know, you guys get along and you spend so much time together, e.
“So it’s something you can’t avoid.
"And, you know, in any courtship, you make your efforts, you hope for the best.
“I mean, whoever she chooses, if it doesn’t happen to be me, di ibig sabihin we’re not meant for each other. Take it positively.
“If we’re not meant for each other, then it’ll be... I’m sure, the right person…
"I’m kind of a hopeless romantic guy.
“I believe, whoever you’re really meant to be with, you’re gonna be with.
"Not compromising—if you don’t feel it, then don’t [pursue] it.”
Dahil madalas ngang magkasama sina Jessy at Jake, gumagawa ba siya ng paraan upang ma-compensate ito?
Ayon kay Sam, “Every guy has his own way of courtship and I’m doing my own way of courtship, and I know that there are other guys courting her and doing their own way.
“Kung sino ang pinaka-swak sa kanya, yun siguro ang pipiliin niya.”
JESSY MENDIOLA. Ano nga ba ang mga katangian ni Jessy na nagustuhan niya?
Sabi ni Sam, “She’s someone… I’ve always admired her beauty. Yung tipong, wala siya makeup, natural beauty siya.
“And the fact na before I saw her, sporty, hindi siya maarte. The way she dresses up, hindi niya kailangan glamorous lagi.
“I like simplicity, e, in a girl.
"And she’s a simple girl when it comes to... she doesn’t like to wear makeup, simple the way she dresses.
"Sporty siya, outgoing siya.”
Bukod sa kasimplehan ni Jessy, hinahangaan din daw ni Sam ang pagmamahl nito sa pamilya.
“And, you know, when I got to know her more, the way she handles her family, the way she takes care of them.
“She’s the breadwinner, so parang marami siyang responsibilidad even at an early age.
“And yun nga, actually, her passion to take care of her family and also her passion to grow as a person and to work hard, is something that I really admire about her.”
Ganun pa man, hindi maikakaila ni Sam na marami pa rin siyang hindi alam tungkol kay Jessy kaya naman hindi nila minamadali ang pagkilala sa isa’t isa.
“Actually, kami, we’re still in that getting-to-know stage kami, e. Medyo early pa talaga, e.
“Actually, nung sinabi kong nililigawan ko siya, it was a very early stage of us getting to know each other. Mga ilang weeks lang, two weeks pa lang, e.
“So we’re still in that very early stage of getting to know each other.
"And, yun nga, there’s a lot of other guys courting her so I’m [seeing] a lot of nice things about her.
“And lalo na ngayon, kakalabas pa lang ng Maria Mercedes, she’s very focused on her work right now, and it’s something that I respect so much.
“She’s so young, she has so much going for her and, yun, focused and dedicated sa work.”