How Billy wooed Coleen's family

Posted at 08/02/14 4:57 PM

Coleen garcia and Billy Crawford. Photo from Garcia's instagram page

MANILA - One of the main reasons why Coleen Garcia agreed to make her relationship with Billy Crawford official was her family's approval.

Speaking with Push, the 21-year-old said that even she was surprised at how Crawford managed to win over her family, despite only admitting to courting the actress last January.

"I don’t know how he did it. Palagi niyang kasama 'yung family ko. Siya pa 'yung nagyaya na 'Let’s go to your Dad,' mga ganon,' she said.

The television host added that, unlike most suitors, not once did Crawford "try to suck up" to her family and other relatives.

"Talagang from the day they met him up to this day, he was just himself," she said.

Garcia, who has been living alone "for years," also credited her now boyfriend for helping her again bridge the gap and become more closer to her family.

"I don’t get to see my family that often, 'pag may mga events lang, mga birthdays," she revealed. "Eh [madami] naman sila sa family so palaging may birthday ang mga titos and titas ko," she then quipped.

Asked about the reported meeting between her and Crawford's former girlfriend Nikki Gil, at a press event, she said that she did not bump into the "Hawak Kamay" actress.

However, should they meet in the future, she said: "I’ll still be polite and respectful because I was brought up naman to be polite and respectful to everybody no matter what and wala namang away or anything di ba?"

"There’s absolutely no reason to be bad vibes with anybody," she added.