"He's very maalaga tapos consistent po. Not like ngayong araw lang siyang sweet, the next day hindi na siya sweet. Parang mas gumagrabe," says Shaina Magdayao about her on-screen partner and real-life suitor, Rayver Cruz.
During the launch of their dance album Ultimate Dance 4 (UD4), the two, along with Maja Salvador and John Prats, danced their first single, "Kembot."
After busting their moves, Rayver got a bottled water, twisted the cap, and handed it to Shaina.
Shaina points out, "Before kasi it's really normal na maalaga siya e, pero ngayon parang mas maalaga siya..."
APPROVAL. Shaina describes her dream guy: "Siyempre gusto ko marespeto, gentleman... Gusto ko mahal din ‘yong pamilya ko. Siyempre mahirap po ‘yon e, kapag ayaw ng pamilya mo, di ba?"
In a previous PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interview, Shaina said that she wants her family to scrutinize and approve of her future boyfriend.
When asked what her family, including her sister Vina Morales, thinks of Rayver, she replies that Rayver passed with flying colors.
"Approve siya sa pamilya ko! Approve siya sa parents ko, kay Ate Vina... Kinakausap siya ni Ate na alagaan ako. Approve naman siya kasi mabait naman," remarks Shaina.
Shaina and Rayver have been an on-screen couple for quite some time. Shaina says she still wants to get to know him more.
She says, "Matagal na siya kasama as a friend, pero as a manliligaw, ngayon pa lang... I think he's full of surprises since every day kami magkasama. Parang sa araw-araw naming magkasama, nakikita ko ‘yong mood swings niya, pero hindi siya ‘yong matalak na tao. Parang one time makulit siya, but the next time tahimik na siya, so ibig sabihin there's something wrong, pero he won't say why."
VALENTINE'S. Rayver gave Shaina a dozen red roses and a teddy bear. Shaina hasn't given the toy a name yet.
"Lahat nagtatanong kung anong pangalan nung bear, siguro bibigyan ko na siya ng name. Siguro Oliver, kasi ‘yon talaga name niya [Rayver], Raymond Oliver," she says.
FIRST BOYFRIEND. Although she is getting along with the young actor, Shaina says that she isn't planning to commit to a relationship soon.
She jokes, "Siyempre pahirapan pa! Hindi naman ako ‘yong type na 'pag tinext lang or kaya 'pag start pa lang ‘oo' na agad."
PEP asks Rayver what he likes about Shaina.
"Lahat ng gusto kong qualities ng babae nasa kanya na. Parang sakto nga, parang bigla siyang dumating sa buhay ko," answers Rayver.He ends, "Mahal na mahal na mahal ko siya!"