“I’M PROUDLY her boyfriend.” Ito ang walang kagatul-gatol na pag-amin ni Luis Manzano sa tanong ko sa Buzz ng Bayan kung ano ang real score sa kanilang dalawa ni Angel Locsin. Ito ay isang patunay lamang that Luis is really a lucky guy.
Luis is a perfect example of a man in love. Sabi nga niya, “I am very, very happy. Grabe how happy I am! Ang pinanggagalingan noon is faith – faith that there is something called ‘in God’s perfect time.’ It proves that every smile or every tear you go through in life has its reason. And you’re supposed to be who you are no matter what you’ve experienced in the past, whether it be happiness or a low point, you’re supposed to be there for a reason.”
Paano ba nagsimula ang lahat leading to their reconciliation? “In fact looking back, I don’t even think I got to greet her noong Christmas. Alam ko, nabati ko ang family niya pero to send her a text, I can’t even remember if I did. Pero siguro a few days after Christmas, that was when we started texting again. Very simple lang. Greeting lang.” Noong New Year ay pumunta daw siya sa bahay nina Angel but she was already sleeping.
Luis felt that a bit of the old spark was rekindled after they exchanged text messages but he admitted he did not know if she felt the same way. “May konti na. I’m not sure if it was reciprocated but at least on my side, meron. Pumunta ako noong New Year. I spent time with her sister and her friends. Nagkataon kasi that they had a New Year party. Siguro a few days after that, that was when everything fell into place.”
Pagdedepensa ni Luis kay Angel, “Some people believe kasi that when she first came out on TV saying na mahal pa niya ako, na I had no idea, that it was the first time for us to talk after so long. That’s wrong. We were already talking, we were already spending time with each other, we were already enjoying each other’s company once again.”
Luis set the records straight na hindi si Angel ang dahilan why he broke up with Jennylyn Mercado. “How is that even possible? For three years na walang text, walang kahit ano. In fact, Angel was even scared to see me for the first time dahil iniisip niya na it would be so much negativity between us. That’s why we also didn’t want to see each other. Naisip namin na kapag nagkita kami, it would breed negativity. We were on that stage. So how could I be the reason of their breakup and how could she be the reason of my breakup?”
Dagdag pa niya regarding his separation with Jennylyn, “Our families know the reason why we broke up. Our friends, people close to us know the reason why we broke up and we are definitely sure it’s not Angel. She was never a factor of the breakup.”
Now that they are giving love a second chance, may posibilidad kayang malapit na rin silang lumagay sa tahimik? “This year, maybe not. In 2015, we’ll call you,” ang sabi niya sa akin. Luis, aabangan at panghahawakan ko ang pangako mong ito sa akin!
Marami mang pinagdaanan sa kanyang buhay pag-ibig, Luis still believes in the magic of love. He shared his learnings, “Relax. No matter what life throws at you, sit back, relax, have faith in yourself, have faith in destiny, have faith in God. You only love once, why get scared?”
Kaibigan, usap tayo muli!
Points of Boy
by Boy Abunda