Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin are back together again
MANILA, Philippines – Confirmed. Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin are back together.
“I am proudly her boyfriend,” said actor Luis Manzano in an interview in Buzz ng Bayan on February 16, confirming his relationship status with actress Angel Locsin.
All smiles, Manzano said he is very happy. “I am so happy, grabe, how happy I am,” he said, saying that those feelings come from faith.
“Pinanggagalingan no'n (Where that comes from) is faith, faith that there is something called 'in God's perfect time,'" he said.
"Every smile or every tear you go through in life has its reason. You're supposed to be where you are, no matter what you experienced in the past, whether it be happiness or a low point, you’re supposed to be there for a reason."
Locsin made headlines early this year when she publicly confessed her love for Manzano, her former boyfriend of two years. Since then, the couple has taken to social media to post photos of their sweet moments as well as Manzano's Valentine's day surprise.
“When she came out on TV, we were already talking, we got to spend time with each other,” he told Buzz ng Bayan.
He narrated how they both made an effort to stay away from each other after their break-up. They had no communication for 3 years, he said.
“Effort na iwasan 'yun ah, no talk, no text, no see,” he said, explaining that they were uncomfortable with each other because of “unresolved issues.”
But the “spark,” he said, was rekindled after they exchanged text messages a few days after Christmas 2013.
He told Buzz ng Bayan that they started texting a few days after Christmas and that he went to visit Locsin’s house on New Year’s. He said Locsin was already sleeping when he came over, but he spent time with her sister and friends.
"A few days after that, everything fell into place," he said.
Angel caused break-up with Jen? 'Hell no'
Mazano and Locsin first became a couple in July 2007, but separated two years later. After which, both entered respective relationships, most recently, Locsin with athlete Phil Younghusband and Manzano with actress Jennylyn Mercado.
In October 2013, both Locsin and Manzano ended their respective relationships, but Manzano, in his interview with Buzz ng Bayan, denied that Locsin caused his break-up.
“Hell no,” he answered when asked straightforwardly if Locsin caused his break-up with Mercado.
He said the assumptions were caused by “ignorant and unfortunately stupid people.”
“Jen and I know the real reason why we broke up, our families know, our friends know, and we are definitely sure that it’s not Angel,” he said, although not elaborating on the real reason.
As the Locsin and Manzano worked on their rekindled romance, both their exes wished them well.
Mercado told Pep.ph in January that she's okay and that she has nothing to do with what's between the couple.
"Kahit papaano naman, I wish them well. Wala na ako dun, kung anuman ang meron sila," she told Pep.ph. (I can say I wish them well. I'm out of whatever there is between them.)
Around the same time, Younghusband took to Instagram to ask the public to move on from the issue.
“To all those involved, can I kindly request we put an end to this issue? We appreciate all your support, but if we are to be happy, we must all move on. As supporters of Angel & I, let's all move past this & look forward. Thanks!" he wrote as a caption to the image of a peace symbol.
In the same way speculations about the cause of their respective break-ups emerged, so did rumors saying they plan to get married soon.
"Maybe not," Manzano told Buzz ng Bayan, when asked if they have plans of tying the knot this year.
In 2015, perhaps? "We'll call you," he teased.
In the same episode, Manzano's mother actress Vilma Santos said she believes her son is mature enough to know if he is ready to tie the knot. She told Buzz ng Bayan that she is looking forward to her son having his own life.
"As long as I know na maligaya ang anak ko, at hindi naman iba si Angel... Mature na po ang anak ko to decide for himself. Kung iisipin niya na ready na siyang magpakasal, walang problema," she said. (As long as I know that my son is happy, and Angel is no stranger. My son is mature enough to decide for himself. If he thinks he's ready to get married, there's no problem.) – Rappler.com