JM de Guzman: Love life to take back seat

Posted at 08/29/12 6:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines – It seems like love would have to take the back seat for actor JM de Guzman.

According to the “Angelito: Ang Batang Ama” actor, he would rather focus on his career first following the misunderstanding that happened between him and actress Jessy Mendiola weeks ago.

Actor JM de Guzman

It would be recalled that Mendiola said she was caught off guard when de Guzman revealed on “Kris TV” that he loves Mendiola and the actress feels the same way towards him.

In an interview with Push.com.ph, de Guzman said he has decided to set aside his love life first and prioritize his work. “Siyempre minsan lang po dumating ito, [at ito] ang priority ko for my family, for myself,” he said.

While he admitted that he and Mendiola are on speaking terms, de Guzman refused to give further details about what happened.

“Kinakausap ko naman siya, pero hanggang dun muna,” he said.

Asked if he plans to woo Mendiola again, he said: “Hindi ko pa naiiisip sa ngayon, mas focused muna ako sa trabaho.”

On Mendiola’s statement that she is willing to give him a second chance, de Guzman said: “Eh siguro mas maganda po na take things slowly. Bata pa naman, di naman seryosohan.”

Meanwhile, de Guzman said he was flattered to know that Mendiola said in an interview that she still appreciates what he said.

“Masaya, kasi totoo naman kasi ‘yung mga sinabi ko. Sincere naman and kung naa-appreciate niya, masarap sa pakiramdam,” he said.