Speculations abound that Bea Alonzo and her boyfriend, actor Zanzoe Marudo, have called a time-out from their relationship because of their hectic schedules.
“Ha? Buti sila alam nila!" Bea exclaimed, surprised to hear about this rumored development in her love life.
"Parang masayang-masaya naman kaming dalawa," she told members of the media on Wednesday afternoon, October 23, at her re-launch as endorser of Olay in its 4th advertising campaign.
The A-list actress assured that she and her 31-year-old beau remain a solid couple: “Hindi kami nag-cool off."
Bea said the tittle-tattle may have started during the period that she and Zanjoe were hardly seen together.
She had been busy filming the romantic comedy She’s The One. Zanjoe, meanwhile, had started work on his afternoon soap, Annaliza— this, on top of his nightly gag show Banana Split.
“Siguro akala nila… Kasi merong two months that I was doing She’s The One, halos hindi kami nagkikita.
“And para sa akin, ngayon, na-realize ko, mas nag-work siya for both of us.”
Bea went on to say that, in fact, their time apart made them long for each other's company so much more.
“Yung ano, parang ngayon mas sweet kami sa isa’t isa.
“Siya, parang feeling ko mas extra sweet siya sa akin kasi na-miss niya ako…
“So, nakatulong siya.”
And it helps, especially when both are busy with their respective projects, that she and Zanjoe feel secure in their relationship.
“Walang selosan, he trusts me enough na alam niyang hindi ko siya lolokohin, ako din gano’n sa kanya," Bea said, emphatic.
“Siguro kasi hindi kami nagsasawa i-reassure yung isa’t isa every single day.”
SHOWBIZ BREAKUPS. The rumor of a cooling off between Bea and Zanjoe has sprung amidst the back-to-back reports on the breakups of two high-profile celebrity couples.
No Other Woman stars Derek Ramsay and Cristine Reyes ended their almost one-month relationship, first confirmed by PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last September 30.
Last week, talk show host Luis Manzano and GMA-7 actress Jennylyn Mercado confirmed their split after what appeared to be a blissful two-year-old relationship.
This week, rumors have been circulating that actress Angel Locsin and her football star player boyfriend, Phil Younghusband, have also ended their romance of more than a year.
In yesterday’s interview, Bea commented on the issue.
“Yun na nga, e!
“We were talking about it last night. ‘Oh my gosh, sunod-sunod na!’ Kami na lang ang kumakapit!”
The actress declared she treasures her relationship with Zanjoe even more when she hears about celebrity couples breaking up.
She said, “Parang mas lalo ko siyang minamahal.
“Mas lalo akong nagiging appreciative kung anong meron ako kasi parang at this point of my life, parang ngayon ako wala nang mahiling pa.
“Sa lahat ng bahagi ng buhay ko, career, family, love, everything. I feel so blessed.”
Bea shared her hope that Zanjoe would be the only man in her life.
“Sabi ko nga parang sana nga, he’s the one. I hope he’s the one.”
PERFECT HUSBAND AND FATHER. Bea has realized in the course of their two-year relationship with Zanjoe that her partner is a keeper.
“Alam mo na he’s going to be a perfect husband. Alam mo na he’s going to be a perfect father.”
The actress said her boyfriend is not given to grand gestures to express his love, but he is sweet in his own way.
“Hindi siya yung kagaya nung ibang tao na ‘I’ll show you the world’ or whatever.
“He’s not like that but at least he’s real,” Bea said, bursting with pride.
Zanjoe revealed in an interview that he wanted a child, are they planning a family soon?
Bea said that that won’t happen in the near future.
“Pero natutuwa ako kapag nababanggit niya, di ba? Ibig sabihin, seryoso siya sa akin.
“Nakikilig ako pag sinasabi niya na magiging mabuting ina ako sa mga anak ko.
“So, yun. Pero alam niya na matagal pa, [in] six or seven years,” Bea said, capping the interview.