Itinanong namin kay Gwen Zamora kung balang araw ba ay lilipat din siya sa ibang TV network tulad ng kaibigan niyang si Ellen Adarna (na mula sa GMA-7 ay nasa ABS-CBN na ngayon).
Sagot ni Gwen, “That’s not in my control, at the moment. I don’t know.”
Patapos na raw ang kontrata niya sa GMA. Dahil dito ba ay pinag-iisipan na rin niya na lumipat sa ibang istasyon?
“At the moment, no,” ani Gwen nang makausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kamakailan sa presscon ng Innamorata.
“Because I am happy where I am now. And I feel like if I move hindi ako ready, like physically.
“And like, I love how GMA’s very patient with me. Kasi me I’m a slow rider,” at natawa si Gwen.
Chill lang raw siya palagi at ayaw raw niya ng aberya.
“Not yet. I’m not ready for that. That’s what I love about GMA, they’re very understanding with me and how I do things and they know naman if I really wanted it, I will show it I will knock at their door every day, ‘Give me a show!’
“Pero I’m not doing that and they know that if I really wanted to, I would do that.”
Magre-renew ba siya ng kontrata?
“It’s in the process," sagot ni Gwen.
NO WEDDING YET. More than a year nang magkasintahan sina Gwen at Raymund Romualdez, anak nina Councilor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez at Mayor Alfred Romualdez ng Tacloban City.
Napag-uusapan na ba nila ang wedding?
Mabilis niyang tanggi, “No! No, no, no. I’m still young.”
Kahit daw si Raymund ay bata pa kaya hindi rin ito nagmamadaling magpakasal.
“No, kasi ang dami naming plano, you know. For our relationship now, na wedding’s not in the books right now.
“Kasi ang dami naming plans. For this year we opened a restaurant together, ’di ba?”
RESTOBAR. Business partners sila ni Raymund sa Speakeasy na isang restaurant sa Makati.
Kuwento ni Gwen, “Speakeasy is an expression from back in the prohibition time when alcohol was banned."
Ayon naman sa Wikipedia, ang speakeasy, na tinatawag ding “blind pig” o “blind tiger," ay “establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages. Such establishments came into prominence in the United States during the Prohibition era (1920–1933, longer in some states). During that time, the sale, manufacture, and transportation (bootlegging) of alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout the United States."
Western comfort food daw ang specialty ng Speakeasy na nagiging bar naman sa gabi.
"Our cocktails are topnotch, we got a mixologist from Russia,” pagmamalaki ni Gwen.
Binuksan daw nila ang restaurant/bar nila tatlong linggo matapos manalasa ang bagyong Yolanda.
“We weren’t supposed to open that early kasi we weren’t really fully ready pero we opened for charity.
We did a dine-for-a-cause,” sabi pa niya.
Nag-donate daw sila sa mga biktima ng bagyong Yolanda.
GWEN AS ENTREPRENEUR. May mga iba pa raw silang partners ni Raymund sa kanilang negosyo.
Ayon kay Gwen, “I’m a hands-on investor. Hindi lang ako investor.
“’Pag wala akong work, I’m there all the time kasi we’re all fairly new with opening a restobar, so we’re very hands-on as in palaging may taong nandun just to supervise.”
Ito ang unang business venture ni Gwen at masarap daw ito sa pakiramdam.
“It feels like having a baby! It feels like ’pag maraming tao, I want to cry, tears of joy. Parang, ‘Oh, my God, there’s so many people!’
“It’s like a baby talaga. I even take care of the Instagram page, the Twitter,” pagdedetalye pa niya.
FUTURE PLANS. Kaya ba ito muna ang gusto niyang baby, hindi yung totoong anak na?
“No,” sabay tawa ni Gwen.
“We have so many plans kasi, we’re going to Europe this summer, as in marriage is not in the books.
“As in our whole plan this year is planned out na. Like, okay we’ve opened Speakeasy, we’re opening another one in the North. So, siyempre we’re gonna focus all our time on that.
“For the next two years it’s not in the books.”
Kaya sa susunod na dalawang taon ay mananatili silang magkasintahan lang muna ni Raymund.
“And doing business ventures together,” pahabol pa ni Gwen.