Jeric Gonzales on his recent encounter with ex-flame Rabiya Mateo
Jeric Gonzales’ recent appearance on the GMA morning program TictoClock where his former girlfriend Rabiya Mateo is one of the hosts trended in social media. This was part of the promotion of Start-Up PH where the actor is a member of the cast. That particular guesting, he was with Yasmien Kurdi.
Jeric had not seen Rabiya since their split-up until his guesting in the show, which is why people are curious to know what his reaction was when he knew he would be in the program and how he was convinced to make the appearance.
“I said yes mainly to promote Start-Up PH since Bea (Alonzo) and Alden (Richards) are busy and it so happened that Yas and I were the ones available that day,” avers Jeric.
Didn’t he feel nervous or awkward with the thought that he’d surely see Rabiya being one of the show’s hosts?
“To be honest, I didn’t think about it right away. But of course, at the back of my mind, I was feeling nervous as to how we’d meet if it would become awkward. But when we’re already there, Rab was game and so am I. When the production talked to us about what we’d do, we both said we could do it.”
In that particular episode of TictoClock, they were teased by the other hosts Kim Atienza and Pokwang. They were even made to hold hands and hug each other in the challenges given to them during the game.
“Things were so light then. There was no awkward or icky feeling because, in truth, we’re good friends. Actually, we never closed our doors to each other. Of course, our priority is our career, but we never forget that at one point, we had a romantic relationship.”
Interestingly, people want to know what caused their split up.
The former flames remain good friends, saying they didn’t close their doors on each other
Considering this, is there a possibility that they’ll get back into each other’s arms in the coming days?
“Of course, there is a possibility. There is a chance,” ends Jeric.
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Real-life sweethearts Paul Salas and Mikee Quintos are both excited and proud to have a special participation in the latest installment of the Mano Po Legacy series on GMA. In The Flower Sisters headlined by Aiko Melendez, Thea Tolentino, Angel Guardian, and Beauty Gonzalez, the couple plays important roles. How does it feel to be working together on one project?
“Of course, I’m glad not only because I’m working with my girlfriend in the soap but also, I’ve watched all Mano Po movies in my growing up years and I know that all the actors tapped for the project are highly competent. That’s why it’s a huge honor to be part of the cast in this latest installment,” says Paul.
The good-looking young actor treats his and Mikee’s participation in “The Flower Sisters” as a challenge.
“It’s a challenge indeed for both of us. We made adjustments in the first three taping days. I hope we were able to pull it off well.”
On her part, Mikee admits they really had struggles in the initial phase of the taping.
“There is confusion since it’s the first time that I’ve worked on a project with someone I’m romantically involved with. Good thing is, we talked about it and decided to make it a strength instead of a liability.
“At least, there’s the two of us who think about how to improve our scenes together. In the story, we play the characters of Leopoldo and Carmen so we simply wanted that the viewers will see them instead of Paul and Mikee!”