MANILA, Philippines – Celebrity doctor Vicki Belo and rumored boyfriend Edward Mendez made their first television appearance together on the Sunday talk show "Gandang Gabi Vice."
|Belo and Mendez share a sweet moment on "Gandang Gabi Vice."
Belo, who ended her relationship with former fiancé Hayden Kho early this year, introduced Mendez only as Edward to viewers of the show but also said that he "inspires" her.
“Matagal na kaming friends, ten years na,” she said about the 27-year-old, who is now a personal trainer at Sexy Solutions, her latest project.
Belo added that they regularly go out on “friendly dates.”
Asked if she is open to having Mendez as her next boyfriend, the celebrity doctor said in jest, “I’m waiting.”
Mendez, for his part, said: “Wala namang imposible ‘pag sa pag-ibig, di ba?”
He added: “Siya ang pinakamaganda kong best friend.”
Aside from being a personal trainer, Mendez is also a model and an actor, with ABS-CBN primetime series "Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig" as his latest project.
He has also appeared on defunct ABS-CBN soap "Magkaribal" and reality show "I Dare You."
Several years back, Mendez appeared in the film "Pinay Pie" with Ai-Ai de las Alas, and did ramp, fashion and commercial modeling in Singapore and Thailand.
|Kho (left) is Belo's former fiance. File photo
But for now, Belo said she is trying to move on from her controversial breakup with Kho.
“Ang hirap ng walang boy ngayon, walang nangyayakap sa dilim,” she said. “I’m smiling on the outside, crying on the inside.”
But she is still thankful for Mendez and her other “good-looking best friends.”
Asked to say something to Kho, Belo said: “Wala, I’m not supposed to say anything controversial.”
“Hi, Hayden. In fairness, gwapo siya, right?” she added.