John Lloyd Cruz has taken a stand to live a life unfettered by public opinion.
Today, September 18, John Lloyd posted on Instagram more snippets from another carefree weekend getaway with rumored girlfriend Ellen Adarna.
In the video, John Lloyd and Ellen are seen on a boat, dangling their feet. John Lloyd's caption is telling: “this is the real life talk. not some manipulated bullshit. learning & living.”
Another video of his boat ride has this cryptic post, "selfish.daw.tuvs."
VACATION MODE. In a separate post this morning, John Lloyd describes how he spends his time outside work: skinny-dipping in a pool surrounded by lush greenery.
He also talked about how a simple breakfast can be “healing.”
Ellen, meanwhile, shared a video of John Lloyd painting on a huge canvas yesterday.
In her caption, the 29-year-old Kapamilya actress said she and John Lloyd are channeling the characters from the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
The American film is about a talented but womanizing painter (Javier Bardem) who is caught in a complicated relationship with his emotionally unstable ex-wife (Penelope Cruz) and a new lover (Scarlett Johanson).
Ellen's caption was: "Therapy @ekomsi channeling Juan Antonio ???? happy birthday @jiggercruz me channeling penelope cruz Maria Elena #vickychristinabarcelona i need vodka ahhaha"
The Home Sweetie Home co-stars remain tight-lipped amidst talk about the status of their relationship.
Both Ellen and John Lloyd, however, keep netizens guessing with glimpses of their time together off cam.
The rumored couple flew to Mactan, Cebu, last September 14, just days after the video of their vacation in Bantayan Island in the northern part of Cebu had caused controversy and consternation.
VIRAL VIDEOS. Last week, videos of his Bantayan Island vacation showed the ABS-CBN top matinee idol and big endorser dancing, singing, hiding beside a gas range, and flashing the dirty finger.
Some netizens found the behavior of the 34-year-old actor odd, particularly because he has cultivated a private, serious, brooding image for himself.
John Lloyd’s videos were posted online by Ellen’s non-showbiz friend, and it remains unclear if the two permitted the uploads.
The Kapamilya star, however, has since apologized for causing a stir, especially with the video of himself flashing a dirty finger.
But he also wrote on his own Instagram post that he has “no regrets” about enjoying life in its “raw beauty.”
Johnny Manahan, chairman emeritus of Star Magic, the talent-management arm of ABS-CBN, issued a short statement in defense of John Lloyd.
Manahan, who is known in the industry as Mr. M, said that John Lloyd was just "letting off some steam" and enjoying much-deserved time off work.