When Jessie Mendiola and Robi Domingo were still working together on Your Song Presents Boystown last summer, there were rumors that a romance was brewing between them. But when ABS-CBN.com caught up with Jessie during the Star Magic birthday presscon last December 9, she revealed that Robi is not courting her anymore. As a matter of fact, it’s not even clear to her if their closeness really went beyond mere friendship. “Nag-stop nga siya e. Kasi hindi ko alam na nanliligaw pala siya. Nanliligaw ba yung nagbibigay ng white flowers. Nanliligaw yun ‘di ba? Kasi yun ang favorite ko, white roses.”
Though she’s a bit confused why she and Robi grew apart, the young Fil-British beauty claimed that it’s all for the best since entering a serious relationship would only distract them from their other priorities. “Hindi ko naman siya dinededma. Naging close kami ni Robi kasi same kami ng interests and personality na nagdyo-joke out of the blue. But I guess hindi lang talaga nagwork out kasi I’m only 17 and he's 20.
Pero okay lang naman sa akin kasi ako din hindi ako ready magka-BF right now. Madami din akong inaasikaso sa school and sa work so hindi ko mapapagsabay-sabay. Mabre-break ko lang ang heart niya,” she explained.
Aside from Robi, the only other guy she’s comfortable with is Enchong Dee who was also her leading man in Boystown. When asked if the latter attempted to court her as well, Jessie said that he is more of a good friend to her than a potential boyfriend. “The way he treats me parang friend lang talaga. Kunwari magkikita kami, sasabihin niya agad, “Ano, kumusta na kayo ni Robi?’ Ganon siya. Tapos one time sa ASAP kumakain ako ang hirit ba naman, ‘Binigyan ka ng food ni Robi?’ Ako naman parang, ‘Hello, ano ba, ang kulit mo!’ Tapos talagang nagbibigay siya ng advice. Sweet si Enchong sa akin but in a friendly way. I don’t know kung meron siyang motive sa akin. Pero why not ‘di ba? Mabait naman siya,” she answered.
In the meantime, Jessie shared that she’s really excited because she’s going to start taping Kokey @ Ako on December 15. “Right now ginagawa ko yung Kokey @ Ako starring Angel Locsin and Vhong Navarro. I have also another project coming up pero hindi ko pa pwedeng banggitin. Siguro ang mabibigay kong clue, isa siyang show na kikiligin ang teens pati na rin matatanda kasi ito yung pagbabalik ng mga dati nilang idol.” Even though this means that she will be busy with work this holiday season, Jessie stressed that she has just started to enjoy life in showbiz and she is determined to grab the opportunities coming her way.
Catch Jessie Mendiola on Kokey @ Ako starting January 25, 2010 on Primetime Bida.
CREDITS TO: Rachelle Siazon