“I’m proudly her boyfriend.”
Ito ang masayang deklarasyon ni Luis Manzano tungkol sa pagbabalikan nila ni Angel Locsin.
Pagkatapos nga ng ilang linggong espekulasyon ay kinumpirma ni Luis sa panayam sa kanya ni Boy Abunda sa Buzz Ng Bayan kahapon, February 16, na opsiyal nang sila ulit ni Angel.
Paano sila nagkabalikan?
Lahad ni Luis, “The new love story, it all started a few days after Christmas.
"In fact, looking back, I don’t even think I got to greet her noong Christmas.
“Alam ko, nabati ko ang family niya. But to send her a text, I don’t think I did.
“But a few days after Christmas, that’s when I started texting her.
"Very simple lang, greetings lang.
"Then, New Year, pumunta ko sa bahay nila. She was sleeping already.
“Siguro, after a few texts here and there, a bit of spark was there. Parang merong konti na.
"I’m not sure if it’s reciprocated but, at least, on my side, para sa akin, meron.
“Pumunta ako noong New Year, I spent time with her sisters and her friends were there.
“Nagkataon kasi they had a New Year’s party, so she was sleeping early.
"And siguro a few days after that, that’s when everything fell into place."
At pagkatapos nga nito, biglang nagkaroon ng rebelasyon si Angel sa presscon ng primetime series niyang The Legal Wife na mahal pa rin niya si Luis.
Nagpaliwanag naman si Luis na nang inamin ni Angel ang nararamdaman nito para sa kanya ay nag-uusap na sila bago pa man.
Aniya, “I wanna explain also, kasi some people believe kasi that when she came out on TV saying na mahal pa niya ako, na I had no idea, na it was the first time for us to talk after so long.
"That’s wrong, we were already talking before.
“We got to spend time with each other, we were already enjoying each other’s company once again.
"And, I’d like to think, we were already falling in love once again."
VERY HAPPY. Hindi itinatago ni Luis ang nararamdamang kaligayahan ngayon.
“I am very, very happy. I’m so happy, grabe how happy I am!" bulalas niya.
Saan nanggagaling ang kaligayahan na yun?
Sagot ni Luis, “Pinanggagalingan no'n is faith.
"Faith that there is something called 'In God’s perfect time.'
“You know, in every smile, every tear that you go through in life has a reason, and you’re supposed to be where you are.
“No matter what you experienced in the past, whether it’s happiness or a low point, it’s supposed to be there for a reason.
“And then, you have to learn how to forgive...
“Forgive yourself, forgive others.
"It’s not about forgiving others for being wrong.
"I mean, deep inside, may mga pagkakamali tayo.
"It’s all about forgiving yourself first for all your shortcomings."
VULNERABILITY. Pareho raw matapang sina Luis at Angel.
Pero ano ang mga nakakapagpakilig kay Angel?
Tugon ni Luis, “Yun siguro, when people describe us, we’re both alpha [personality type]. Pareho kaming medyo may tapang.
"Pero kapag nagkakasama kami, you’ll see our tenderness.
“Yung lambingan namin, how we can’t be apart from each other.
"Hindi puwedeng magkasama kami na hindi kami naghu-holding hands.
“Yung kahit magkadikit lang ang kahit na anong parte ng katawan namin.”
Hindi sila natatakot maging “vulnerable” sa isa’t isa?
Ayon kay Luis, “Siguro for the second part of this relationship.
"Kasi, we were talking about last night, sabi niya, 'I like it when I see you vulnerable.'
“Sabi niya, 'Kasi, I don’t see you vulnerable. I like it when I see you [vulnerable].”
Gusto rin niya kapag nakikita niyang “vulnerable” si Angel?
“Yes,” sambit ni Luis.
“That means you also have an effect on that person—whether it’s be good or bad.
“But seeing someone vulnerable, because of something you may say or you may do, shows that you have an impact on that person’s life.”
Malaking bagay ba na boto ang kani-kanilang pamilya sa kanilang dalawa?
"Oo naman," mabilis na sagot ni Luis.
"I strongly believe in a relationship, it’s not just you and that person. Your families are involved, your friends are involved.
"It’s very selfish to think that in a relationship, 'It’s just you and I.'
“The truth is, there’s so many people behind us, around us, that love us and want the best for us.”