By: Mario E. Bautista From: People's Journal
[January 05, 2009]
"This is a good start in 2009 for me," John says. "May bago agad akong show. Natapos naman ang 2008 na kasama ako in a hit movie, 'Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat' where I'm paired with Shaina Magdayao."
It's not only his career that's doing well but also his lovelife. He's now more open about his relationship with Shaina. "I'm serious in really caring about her. If God would will it, siya ang gusto kong iharap sa altar when the right time comes. Pero huwag nyo kong tatanungin kung kailan dahil malayo pa 'yun. Siguro when I'm 30 and she'd be 25 by then."
They were together on Christmas and New Year's Day. "I had dinner with their family. I gave her a framed special picture of her na ako mismo ang kumuha sa set ng 'Tanging Ina' when we were shooting it."
He says he has no complaints at all about Shaina other than her being "selosa". "When she learned gine-guest ako in 'Banana Split', ayaw niya kasi si RR Herrera, lahat daw ng guest dun, hinahalikan. But if you'd watch it, RR failed with me. She tried to kiss pero umiwas ako para huwag magselos si Shaina."
John has had past girlfriends before like Heart Evangelista and the daughter of basketball coach Frankie Lim named Miyaka. It was only when he was paired with Maja Salvador in Ultimate Dance Four that he got close to Shaina, who was then paired with Rayver Cruz. "Nag-umpisa 'yun na nag-uusap kami sa phone at inaabot ng ilang oras dahil enjoy kami talking to each other. I asked her kung boyfriend niya si Rayver and she said no. I asked Rayver kung puwede kong ligawan si Shaina and he said, no problem. So 'yun."
He looks forward to working with Shaina in "Sanlakas", a show where all the superheroes featured in "Mars Ravelo's Komiks" will be joining forces ala-Justice League. "Pero ma-tagal pa 'yun kasi after Shaina in 'Dragonna', meron pang 'Flash Bomba' si Luis Manzano."
Working with Zanjoe and Jayson in "Parekoy" is a breeze. "Nagkasundo na kami sa 'Aalog-Alog' pa lang kaya para talaga kaming close barkada. Si Jayson lang ang may asawa rito, si Angelu de Leon, and they have two kids. Kami ni Zanjoe, wala pang leading ladies."