Paulo Avelino was one of the guests who graced the birthday/thanksgiving party of Coco Martin held last night, October 29, at the Cities Events Place in Quezon City.
The event was a joint celebration for Coco’s 10th anniversary in showbiz and his upcoming birthday on November 1.
Paulo and Coco worked together in the ABS-CBN teleserye Walang Hanggan.
What is Paulo’s birthday wish for Coco?
He said, “Sana gumanda pa lalo ang career niya, sana makamit niya ang minimithi niya para sa sarili niya pati para sa pamilya niya.”
Paulo says he will be doing a project for ABS-CBN and a movie under Regal Films titled Mara.
KC CONCEPCION. A video of Paulo visiting KC Concepcion in the hospital recently became viral especially when it showed the actor playing the guitar for the patient.
Did he serenade KC at the hospital?
"Hindi naman sa hinarana, pero nagkataon na may dala akong gitara para gumaan ang pakiramdam," said Paulo, who visited KC at the hospital when she was afflicted with dengue.
KC said in a recent interview on The Buzz that Paulo gave his own brand of medicine by giving "yakap-sul" when he visited her at the hospital.
In response, Paulo said with a smile, "Siyempre gagawin mo naman ang lahat para gumaan ang pakiramdam niya.
"Siyempre, ibibigay naman kahit sino naman siguro... bilang may sakit siya, siyempre gusto mo rin na gumaan ang pakiramdam niya at gumaling na siya."
In that Buzz interview, KC revealed that the fact that Paulo already has a son is one of the factors why KC wants to take it slow.
When KC was asked what is preventing them from being a couple, the actress explained: “Honestly, we have our ups and downs.
“We’re very, very close. I can really say na isa siya sa mga best friends ko.
“Not to say na hanggang doon lang, pero ano talaga, maganda ang friendship namin. Very real, genuine.
“Wala naman kaming project together, we’re very, very good friends.
“Siguro nandoon yung, siyempre, may anak na siya.
“‘Tapos ako, ayokong mag-commit sa isang tao na… siyempre dapat tuluy-tuloy na yun."
Paulo is the father of Ethan Akio, his son with former girlfriend LJ Reyes.
Paulo answered carefully, "A, talaga? Siguro may kanya-kanya tayong mga dahilan, pero nirerespeto ko kung ano ang tingin niya... kung ano sa tingin niya ang pumipigil...
"Or yung opinion o gusto niya para sa sarili niya."
Does this discourage him from pursuing KC?
"Not really, but everyone knows I have a son and it’s a part of it.
“Siguro parte na ng sukatan kung mamahalin ako ng tao ay mahal ang anak ko,” stated Paulo.
PAULO’S SON. Has Paulo introduced KC to his son already?
"Nag-meet na sila, pero short lang."
What happened when the two met?
"Wala naman, dumaan lang..."
How did he introduce KC to his son?
"Very casual lang."
What was Aki’s reaction when he met KC?
"Si Aki naman, friends sa lahat," said the ABS-CBN actor.
ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS. Would Paulo say that he is the type who believes actions speak louder than words, which is why he hasn’t said ’I love you’ yet to KC?
"Siguro balance... siyempre gusto mo rin yung may konting lambing and may actions rin.
“Sweet words. Maganda kung balanced siya.”
Do Paulo and KC have plans of going out again?
"Sa ngayon, wala pa, pero malay niyo magkita kami dito," he said.
As it turned out, KC did arrive later during the party.
Is Paulo willing to work with KC in a project in the future?
"Siyempre, marami rin akong gustong makatrabo in the future and okay lang sa akin."
How would he describe the status of his relationship now with KC?
"As I said before, best friends. Single naman kami pareho at parehong nagtatrabaho sa ngayon."
Would he say that they are best friends in love?
Paulo laughed before answering, "Mahal mo naman lagi ang kaibigan mo."
Does this mean that they no longer have to admit about the status of their relationship?
"Malinaw naman ang pagkasabi noon na magkaibigan kami."
Does Paulo have plans on going a trip abroad with KC?
"Plano ko talagang lumabas ng bansa, pero kung sabay, hindi ko sigurado."