MANILA, Philippines - Much to hundreds of girls' despair, box-office actor John Lloyd Cruz is no longer in the market having admitted being in a relationship with Kapamilya actress Angelica Panganiban.
Without going into details, John Lloyd, in an interview with ''The Buzz'' on Sunday, said on national TV that being with the actress is ''beyond happiness.''
''It is something na hindi namin ine-expect. Parang bigla na lang saan galing ito, saan galing iyon? Suddenly it's magic. But seriously, iyon talaga ang nangyari,'' he said.
John Lloyd is surprised how fate seemed to have toyed with their emotions when suddenly, after years of friendship, they finally saw each other in a ''different light.''
Why admit just now?
''Wala naman kaming tinatago, wala naman kaming dapat pagtaguan or paglihiman. Hindi naman kami para umiwas sa tanong. Kung may nagtanong, opo kami po.''
Despite much prodding by ''Buzz'' hosts, John Lloyd just smiled and kept mum about the other details on how his relationship with his ''Love'' bloomed.
Recall that they reportedly started warming up to each other last April, when they returned to the country after shooting their upcoming Star Magic movie. But the rumor mill started turning fully when Panganiban posted the now famous ''Perfect Sunday'' collage photo last Aug. 12. Their first public appearance though was just last Sept.1 when they had each other as date for the Star Magic Ball and even left the venue holding hands.
Dante Nico Garcia, director of Angelica's upcoming film ''Madaling Araw, Mahabang Gabi,'' on the other hand, had a lot to give out about the couple. He started off by revealing that the 25-year-old actress has composed a song for John Lloyd titled ''Barcelona.''
But his revelations didn't stop there, as he also helmed a ''romantic video'' featuring the two, according to a report by PEP posted Oct. 27.
PEP noted that in the video, John Lloyd and Angelica were both casual, cozy, and smitten with each other inside a kitchen together with other people close to them.
Garcia trained the camera on the couple the whole time as they unabashedly poured out their thoughts about their much-questioned relationship and professing their passionate feelings about each other.
''Kung iisipin mo, happiness comes with great responsibility, na you don't wanna let loose of yourself, but... para bang, 'wag mong hahayaan na...[Expletive] Sasampa ka sa sofa, magwawala ka, tapos, sasabihin mo sa mundo, '[expletive] I'm so happy!... [expletive] I'm so happy!'
''Di mo puwedeng gawin 'yun... Puwede mong gawin, [kaya lang] it's a matter of puwede and dapat... It's a matter of that, puwede mong gawin, and ano ba yung dapat pang gawin?'' said John Lloyd in the video.
The Kapamilya prized talent laments how tough it is to gauge how the public would react if they'd just come out and say ''Hello, world! I'm so happy!''
''Pero kung iisipin mo, ano ba'ng pakialam ng mundo sa 'yo? You're just another happy soul.
''In the end, we're just two happy souls. We're just happy to share the same feelings. So live it, di ba?'' added John Lloyd.
In the report, Nico pointed out that the two are obviously head-over-heels in love with one another. John Lloyd even declared: ''Happiness is being told that somebody loves you.''
As the video neared its end, John Lloyd wished everyone to ''find a love like this.''
''It's...kasi, ewan ko, kasi parang feeling ko, it's rare! It's ganyan... I hope you sincerely find a love like hers [Angelica],'' stated the 29-year-old star.