Now, it can officially be told.
Popular television host and actor Luis Manzano is going after actress Jessy Mendiola who has been proclaimed as the country’s sexiest by the FHM magazine.
This as Luis, son of actress and now Congresswoman Rosa Vilma Santos Recto with Filipino American actor from San Francisco Eduardo “Edu” Manzano, finally admitted that he is dating the sexy actress.
This after denying he was pursuing the actress after he broke up with long-time girlfriend actress Angel Locsin although they have been seen together, the latest while watching a movie together.
Luis earlier had insisted he and Jessy are just friends.
Jessy, who has broken up with actor JM de Guzman, says she’s happy where she is now and wants to focus on her career, as it is really on the upswing.
She has lately realized that, aside from drama roles, she is at home doing comedy roles, according to columnist Ethel Ramos.
“Na-realize ko ito – would you believe? – when I joined the team of ‘Banana Sundae’ (the ABS-CBN gag show aired every Sunday),” Jessy beamed, “Ang saya ko whenever I join the group, na mostly comedians.”
Another mainstay of “Banana Sundae” is Angelica Panganiban, who was initially being built up as a drama actress.
Jessy hopes to soon realize her dream to build a house for her family. She now has the plans for it, she revealed.
Another columnist and showbiz authority, Aster Amoyo, reported on the admission by Luis that he was pursuing and dating Jessy.
Amoyo reported that Luis gives credit to his estranged parents, the Star for All Seasons and now congresswoman of Lipa City Vilma Santos and actor-businessman, for his success, saying he inherited his talent from them.
“Kung inakala niyo na minana ko ang kakulitan ko sa dad ko, hindi niyo lang alam na mas makulit pa si Mommy,” Luis said.
On his lovelife, Luis admitted dating his fellow ABS-CBN star Jessy Mendiola, Amoyo reported.