Sam Milby, Jessy seen together at Star Magic Ball
MANILA - Following Sam Milby’s admission that Jessy Mendiola is his new object of affection, many people expected that the two would be walking the red carpet together at the recently concluded Star Magic Ball.
But to everyone’s surprise, Milby arrived first at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati on Saturday, while Mendiola came in a little later without an escort.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Milby said their separate arrival should not be an issue.
“We are walking alone. We are all going to be together naman. We’ll all be seated in the same area anyway,” he briefly said.
This was echoed by Mendiola, adding that they all just want to have fun during the annual event. “Nauna si Sam. Magkikita naman kami sa loob eh. Siguro mas maganda if we’ll just have fun inside,” she said.
In a previous interview, Milby admitted that he likes the 20-year-old actress for her simplicity and beauty.
“Nililigawan ko si Jessy. She’s aware. I did let her know my intentions, yes. I like her, she’s beautiful. I like her simplicity. Hindi siya maarte,” he said at the time.
In a separate interview during the Star Magic Ball, Mendiola said she's not yet ready to enter a new relationship but hinted that Milby has a chance to win her heart.
"Oo may pag-asa naman, mabait naman," the "Maria Marcedes" star said. "Consistent naman siya manligaw. Very reliable."
Meanwhile, Milby reacted to reports that actor Jake Cuenca is also courting Mendiola. Unlike him, Cuenca allegedly doesn’t want to announce on national television his intentions for the actress.
“It is better to be discreet pero at the same time, there are times na nagha-hangout kami and I want to be honest sa mga tao,” Milby said.
Milby and Mendiola were seen together most of the time throughout Saturday's party.