Louise delos Reyes has finally opened up about her new non-showbiz boyfriend—a businessman named Jino.
The 26-year-old ABS-CBN actress has been sharing some hints about him in the last few months.
Louise first shared a photo of her new beau last April which got her followers curious about their relationship.
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It was only last September 3 when Louise referred to him as "THE BEST BOYFRIEND" in an Instagram post after her 26th birthday celebration.
Part of her caption reads: "Lastly to you My Love, thank you for helping me plan my Birthday Party.
"Totoo sinasabi nila, YOU ARE THE BEST BOYFRIEND! Thank you for your patience and understanding Love.
"Thank you for helping me make our DIY decors, from going to Divisoria to drawing and cutting decors, I finally found someone who is as DIY crazy as me!
"Thank you for making sure that everything is well executed. Thank you for the surprise!"
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In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last September 6, Thursday, Louise shared some details about her newfound love.
Louise said she didn't mind meeting a guy or dating someone from showbiz, but the Asintado star really wanted her next relationship to be with a non-showbiz personality.
She explained, "Mas gusto ko talaga na, this time, hindi siya from my business para we can also share things.
"Kunyare siya from business world, ako naman showbiz, so hindi masyado toxic pag nag-uusap kami."
PEP.ph had a quick chat with Louise at Rustan's The Beauty Source event in Makati City.
Before Jino, Louise was linked and got together with guys from the entertainment industry.
She was once linked to GMA-7 actor Alden Richards.
In 2014, she and fellow Kapamilya star Enzo Pineda called it quits after four years of being together.
Louise also had a short-lived romance with her Kambal Sirena co-star Aljur Abrenica, shortly after.
In 2016, the Viva Talent confirmed her relationship with Hale's frontman Champ Lui-Pio, but the two ended their relationship a year later.
Talking to PEP.ph, Louise recalled how she first met her new boyfriend.
She said they were introduced to each other by a common friend named Gabby.
According to the Kapamilya actress, she initially wasn't attracted to Jino because of his overconfidence.
She said, "Actually, nag-start kami as hindi okay.
"Like, I find him so... hindi naman sobrang tiwala sa sarili but he's not my type at all.
"Because he has this look na parang lagi siyang nakatingala and I find him na medyo mayabang.
"And then, siya naman, sa akin ganun din. Kasi I met him na medyo hindi okay yung heart status ko.
"So I'm a bit aloof to new guys, so sinusungitan ko siya."
She later revealed that Jino is one of the owners of Dulo MNL, a bar and events space in Poblacion, Makati.
Louise continued, "Yun din yung isang factor na parang sabi ko, 'Kaya siguro siya mayabang kasi he owns the place.'"
After months of getting to know each other, Louise later developed feelings for Jino.
"After four or five months na palagi kami nagkikita because of my friends, there's this one time na nag-uusap kami and then, we suddenly clicked.
"From there, tuluy-tuloy na."
One of the things she appreciates about her boyfriend is that they share the same interests.
She said, "I'm just so thankful of Jino because he's very supportive and, at the same time, we share the same interests on DIY things, on doing stuff on our own.
"Sabi ko nga sa best friend ko, it's actually the first time na I don't have to do it [my birthday party] alone because I have him who assists me and share his ideas also."