At 31, Luis 'can't wait' to settle down

Posted at 11/10/12 6:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines – "Not getting any younger," Luis Manzano is setting sights on finally settling down with "the one."

"Im 31. I'm working for it. I can't wait for it," Manzano told "Showbiz Inside Report" in an interview aired Saturday, when asked if he is ready to "settle down."

"But at the same time, it can wait," Manzano added, citing his current showbiz engagements.

Being in a relationship with Jennylyn Mercado for over a year now, Manzano said that while signs point to the actress being "the one," he still wants to achieve more in his career to hopefully provide well for their own family in the future.

"Marami pa 'kong gusto i-achieve bilang Luis Manzano the host, the actor, the businessman, ang dami pa," said the Kapamilya star, who hosts the game show "Deal or No Deal" and recently starred in the big screen hit "This Guy's In Love With You Mare".

"And siguro, gusto ko naman, if I finally settle down, I want to give her the life she deserves," Manzano added.

Mercado has a son with former Kapamilya actor, Patrick Garcia.

When asked for his thoughts on Alex Jazz, Manzano applauded Mercado's "strength" in raising the boy as a single mom.

"'Yung sa [paiging] single mom [ni Jennylyn], when Tito Ralph (Recto) met my mom (Vilma Santos), she was a single mom. So para sa akin, we all consider children as blessings," Manzano said.

"Nagkataon lang na mas maaga dumating 'yung blessing ni Jenn," he added.