Eight months into their wildly popular Kalyeserye segment for “Eat Bulaga,” Alden Richards said he still getting to know Maine Mendoza.
The GMA-7 actor added that he considers the 21-year-old actress “special.”
“Mahirap po kasi magpadalos-dalos sa mga desisyon to get into a commitment,” Alden said when asked about the real score between him and Maine during his launch as the newest endorser for medicine Neozep on Wednesday.
The two young stars, who have catapulted to love team fame thanks to their onscreen partnership on “Eat Bulaga,” have been constantly questioned by fans and the press if their relationship has turned from friendly to romantic the past few months.
This is especially after Alden surprised Maine during her birthday earlier this month by renting a private plane and going to Boracay, where the young actress was staying at the time. Many see this as a sign that Alden and Maine may been becoming more than friends, just like their “Eat Bulaga” onscreen alter egos.
Alden said Maine, too, is also trying to enjoy what they have right now since she’s new in showbiz.
But he said: “Masaya po kami ni Maine kapag magkasama. I’m very happy kapag kasama ko siya, on and off cam. ‘Yun ang maganda ngayon kasi nabibigyan kami ng chance off cam, without cameras, without anyone following us.
Alden added, perhaps in reference to those who doubt that his gestures for Maine are scripted and “showbiz” and not genuine: “Kung ano naman po ang ginagawa for Maine, I’m doing that out of free will, hindi pilit, walang nag-plant, walang nagsabi.”
“At this point po, we’re still having fun. We’re still getting to know each other kasi it’s been, what, eight months pa lang.”
Nonetheless, the Pambansang Bae said Maine is one of the most special women in his life right now.
“I’m very happy whenever I am with her,” he said.
What’s next for Alden and Maine after their movie last December and their ongoing Kalyeserye? Alden said there’s a movie in the works, although he can’t divulge the details yet. They will also be part of the annual “Eat Bulaga” Lenten Special, to be aired next week.
Also, Kapuso heartthrob Alden Richards will turn up the heat in Canada as he headlines “Bae in the City Canada Tour 2016” this March. He will be performing with Rocco Nacino
Sponsored by GMA’s three international channels – GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International, “Bae in the City Canada Tour 2016” begins on March 22 at the Club Regent Event Centre, 884 Sergent Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba. The event is staged in partnership with Corazon’s Money Express.
The next day, Alden and Rocco will head to the Maharaja Banquet Hall, 9257 34a Ave NW, Edmonton Alberta, for the second leg of the tour, held in cooperation with Palabok Promotions, on March 23.
In cooperation with Red Productions, the last stop will be on March 24 at the Massey Theater, 735 Eight Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia.
As the fans give the Kapuso duo tips on how to make their stay an enjoyable one, Alden and Rocco are also preparing a fun-filled show for their fellow Filipinos in Canada.
All shows start at 7:00 pm. The tickets are priced at $98 for VIP seats and $68 for General Admission seats (Manitoba); $100, $78 and $58 (Alberta) and $100, $80, $60 and $50 (British Columbia).
For ticket inquiries, please call 204 786 1112 (Manitoba), 780 995 6907 (Alberta) and 778 785 6322 (British Columbia). See posters inside this PST. (C. Smith, PS)