Luis Manzano calls Jennelyn Mercado 'love'

Posted at 10/01/2011 8:04 PM | Updated as of 10/02/2011 12:02 PM
Actor and television host Luis Manzano. File Photo

MANILA, Philippines - Actor and television host Luis Manzano admitted that his term of endearment for his rumored girlfriend Jennelyn Mercado is “love.”

When Push.com.ph asked why he chose the particular term of endearment, he replied, “Napakaespesyal niya sa puso ko, so why not 'love'?”

Meanwhile, when he was asked to clarify the real status of his relationship with Mercado, Manzano reiterated that the two of them are just good friends.

However, he didn’t deny that he is actually looking into something more than friendship with her.

He admitted, “Wala pa naman talaga [hindi pa kami], pero hindi ko sinasabing hindi pwedeng mangyari dahil ‘yon po ang intensyon ko. Sana naman ‘yon din ang intensyon namin, so wala pa lang talaga.”

In line with the recently reported closeness between Mercado and her ex-boyfriend Patrick Garcia, on the other hand, Manzano remained nonchalant.

He said that he sincerely understands their situation, and that he finds it is proper for the two to maintain close ties considering that they share a son.

“Kung lumabas man sila, para sa anak nila ‘yon and I can’t take that away [from them]. Kung ano man ang relationship ni Pat at ni Jen kasi they have an angel to consider, which is Jazz, I cannot touch that relationship,” he explained.

When asked whether he feels even a tinge of jealousy given the said arrangement, he immediately replied, “No, no of course not.”

Manzano is confident that the former couple have moved on.

“May kanya-kanya na silang buhay, although sabi ko nga meron silang common denominator [and that’s their son],” he said.