February 24, 2017, 2:47 am
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Erich fires back

Actor Piolo Pascual admitted that he and Shaina Magdayao have been dating for five years now.

Despite their closeness, Pascual refuses to label whatever the two of them have.

“Mahirap i-label, I guess. Whatever it is…we just have to mutually respect everyone involved and not talk more about it... 

“I’ve been with her five years na, exclusively dating, but I know and she knows that we don’t date out of what we have. Nandun kami,” he said.

He added that it’s more important that they know that their relationship “is something that we value, something that we treasure and we appreciate.”

In a separate interview, Magdayao said she does not want to rush into a relationship because she wants her next boyfriend to already be the one.

“I’m at a point in my life na I really value the word commitment kaya siguro I’m also taking my time para the next one that comes, whoever that person is, ‘yun na ‘yon. While waiting, let’s do more productive things like trabaho,” she explained.

Asked whether Pascual has the qualities she is looking for in a husband, she said: “He is a very good person. He’s been a good friend to me. Sa ganung aspeto, hindi ko pa siya masyadong kilala. Kasi for me, masyadong heavy ang husband. Hindi siya random thing lang. Pero kung ideal ba, mabait.”

Pascual and Magdayao were first romantically linked with each other back in 2012 after reportedly getting cozy during the concert tour of “ASAP” in Singapore that year. 


Daniel Matsunaga’s sister Vanessa asked Erich Gonzales to set the records straight regarding speculations that money was one of the reasons behind the celebrity couple’s breakup.

Commenting on one of Gonzales’ Instagram posts which entertainment site PEP was able to grab, Vanessa said Daniel asked them “to keep quiet and not fight back or even reply to any comments, but the truth is I can’t keep quiet when people are invading my privacy asking us if we owe you money and saying that you were spending on us.”

Saying she cannot believe that this is actually happening, Vanessa said: “I know you answered the interview with the best of your ability, I understand it’s hard to answer too many questions but I honestly wish you had addressed the money issue.”

Vanessa acknowledged that her brother and Erich do not owe anyone any explanation, but she urged the actress to “please look back at the good times.”

“Remember, you were with us for two years, you were included in every family plan, trips, weddings. We took care of you and your family and took in consideration your preferences and watched over you. I’m not here to measure what we did for each other because this is love and it comes with it naturally. All I’m saying is I’m very sad to see people defaming not only you and my brother but also my mom and family,” she wrote.

Up to this day, Vanessa claims their family is still defending Gonzales from all the hate.

“We all love you to the best of our abilities and with all our hearts. It’s your choice to unfollow us, delete your photos, some people move on that way, ‘out of sight out of mind,’ others would like to treasure the memories, whatever works best right? Whatever it is we respect that and chose to give you your privacy.

“Anyways, I’m asking you to please address this issue, people are calling us users, but you know best and you know the truth. I’m counting on your integrity, dignity and your love for our Lord Jesus.”

Responding to Vanessa’s lengthy message, Gonzales exclusively sent her statement to ABS-CBN News’ Marie Lozano, emphasizing that what happened in her relationship with Daniel is just between the two of them.

“Gusto ko na po sana manahimik na lang at mag-move on na pero sila ‘yung comment ng comment sa social media. Social media is not the proper venue. I turned off the comment section of my Instagram account kasi pagpipiyestahan lang ng mga tao, lalong hahaba at hindi matatapos,” she said.
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