Matteo Guidicelli admitted that he and Sarah Geronimo have grown accustomed to being seen together in public.
Most recently, Matteo was spotted with Sarah at her gig in a resto-bar in Makati City. A video of him, watching amongst the audience, instantly went viral on social media.
Speaking about recent sightings of them in public, Matteo said, “I guess it's now more comfortable because everybody knows about it already.
“We're just happy that a lot of people are happy for us.
“Siyempre may mga bashers here and there, pero wala akong pakialam. Hahaha!”
When told that most people feel kilig to see them together, Matteo agreed that it feels good to inspire others with their love story.
“Seriously speaking, it's so nice to see that a lot of people are happy for us.
“They're also inspirations for us, kumbaga. It's nice to make people happy all the time.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to interview Matteo before his PEP Jams shoot at Summit Media's conference room last Tuesday, October 25.
COURTING SARAH IN THE PAST. Long before they became a couple, Matteo further said that he once went out of his way just to catch a glimpse of Sarah.
“It was many years ago. What happened was I found out she had a show in Batangas.
“And I lived in Alabang. And my music teacher was in Batangas.
“Sabi ko, 'Sir, si Sarah may concert sa isang coliseum dun. Punta tayo.'
“Pumunta kami. Pumila ako sa backstage.
“May VIP picture-taking, parang ganun. Nagpila talaga kami dun.
At the time, Matteo already had a secret crush on Sarah.
“Tapos nakita niya ako, 'Uy, Matteo anong ginagawa mo dito?'”
“Hindi pa kami close nun. Hindi pa kami magkakilala nun.
“Sabi ko, 'Wala lang.'
“I was watching. Kunwari macho-macho pa ako. Tahimik lang ako, kunwari wala akong crush [sa kanya].”
After their photo op, Matteo fondly recalled that he stayed at the venue to watch Sarah perform her hit songs.
“I was sitting down with Popsters at the back. And then before the show ended, I left na.”
Few years after that supposedly chance encounter, Matteo gave Sarah their old photo as a Christmas gift.
“It was funny because after so many years, that same picture I gave it to her as a Christmas gift.”
How did Sarah react upon seeing their old photo together?
Matteo answered, smiling, “Nagulat siya.”