“We have a mutual understanding.”
This was Alden Richards's declaration when he and Maine Mendoza appeared recently on CNN Philippines.
Maine had the chance to explain this further in an interview held yesterday, July 28, at the Eat Bulaga! studio during the episode dubbed #ALDUB54thWeeksary.
When PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked if she and Alden have a mutual understanding, Maine answered, “Well, literal meaning po kasi ng mutual understanding: nagkakaintindihan po talaga kami sa mga bagay-bagay.
“Sa mga sentiments po namin sa life.
“Literal meaning ng mutual understanding.”
Would it be okay with her if people label them as 'mag-MU'?
Maine said, “Depende naman po sa tao kung paano nila ii-interpret.
“Pero sa amin po ni Alden, nagkakaintindihan po kaming dalawa.
“Yung relationship po namin is deeper na than before.”
Does she and Alden go out, just the two of them?
“Yes po. Every once in a while.
“Iba pa rin po kasi yung bond namin dito sa show and outside.
“Mas importante po ang ginagawa namin off-cam.”
What are the characteristics of an ideal guy for Maine?
She said, “One thing's for sure, hindi sa physical ako tumitingin. Ugali talaga.
“Kailangan gentleman, magalang, mabait, and understanding.
“Ugali po talaga ang major factor po pag sa lalaki.”
Did she find those qualities in Alden?
“Pasok naman po. Pasok sa banga!” she said with a laugh.
Maine added, “Nakikita naman po ng tao yung ginagawa po ni Alden sa akin.
“Pati po sila agree po diyan.”
Is Alden courting her now?
Instead of answering, Maine called the attention of Alden who was seated right beside her.
Alden did not directly answer but just said with a smile, “Kain na lang po tayo!”
Is Maine now ready to enter into a relationship?
“Opo, ready naman po ako,” she replied.