Jessy Mendiola on being friends, working with Angel Locsin

Alexa Villano

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Jessy Mendiola on being friends, working with Angel Locsin
Jessy says she is open to being friends with Luis Manzano's ex-girlfriend, Angel Locsin: 'Siguro in time. Panahon din naman iyon eh'


MANILA, Philippines – Jessy Mendiola, who is currently seeing Luis Manzano, says she is open to being friends with his ex-girlfriend Angel Locsin.

In an interview with reporters after a Banana Sundae press conference on Thursday, November 10, Jessy was asked if there was a chance she and Angel could be good friends.

The question was brought up, because it was reported that Angel and Jennylyn Mercado, both former girlfriends of Luis, have followed each other on Instagram.

Jessy answered, “Siguro in time. Panahon din naman iyon eh. Sila kasi I’m sure, matagal naman rin yung gap nung pagiging friends.”

(I guess in time. That’s also in the timing. For them, I’m sure, there was also a long gap before they became friends.)

Jessy added: “I’m not saying na [we can be] chummy na friends pero diba panahon lang ‘yan? Para sa akin talaga kung saan siya [Angel] masaya, okay. Kung saan ako masaya, iyon. May mga kanya-kanya kaming buhay.

(I’m not saying we would be chummy friends time will tell, right? For me, where she’s happy, okay. Where I’m happy, that’s that. We each have our own lives.) 

“It’s such a waste of energy kung palagi na lang tayo nagagalit sa isa’t isa para sa wala or paulit-ulit na lang tayong lahat.”

(It’s such a waste for energy if we’re always angry at each other over nothing or if we just keep repeating everything.)

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Jessy also said that there’s no point in talking about the issue between her and Angel, since Angel seems happy.

I mean blooming naman siya ngayon. So ano pang sense kung bakit kailangan pa natin i-push yung issue?”

(I mean, she looks like she’s blooming now. So where’s the sence of pushing the issue?)

Jessy added that if she and Angel would greet each other if they do see each other, and that she’s open to welcoming the actress if she appears on Banana Sundae, the variety show that Jessy is a part of.

On the possibility of working together, Jessy answered, “Di ko alam kung posible. Di ko sure.” (I don’t know if that’s possible. I’m not sure.)

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Last July, Angel said in a TV Patrol interview that she would rather not comment on Luis and Jessy’s relationship, since she had nothing good to say, and therefore preferred to keep quiet.

“Ito, reaction ko. Nandoon na sila sa ganoong buhay. Kung ini-enjoy nila yung moment na yun, e, di good job! Wala akong magandang masabi, so hindi nalang ako magsasalita,” said Angel.

(This, this is my reaction. They’re there, at that moment in life. If they’re enjoying that moment, then good job! I have nothing nice to say, so I won’t say anything.)

People have speculated that Jessy was the reason for Angel and Luis’ breakup, but Jessy has denied the accusation, saying it would be better for the former couple to fix the issues between them.

On Luis, criticism

As for Luis, Jessy said that she’s very much happy being with him. The two have remained quiet to the real status of their relationship.

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“Okay naman po. Masaya naman po (We’re okay. We’re happy). Peaceful.”

When asked if she and Luis will post more sweet photos together on social media, Jessy simply said to watch out. She recently posted a photo of them together, where Luis’ arm was around her.


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As for the criticism against her on social media, Jessy said she has gotten used to it but still gets annoyed.

Napipikon minsan, pero sa dami-dami ba naman, lagi ba akong mapipikonE, di napagod ako. Sayang yung energyIbibigay ko na lang sa pagiging masaya yung energy na yun,” she said.

(I still get annoyed, but with so much of it, should I always be annoyed? If I do, then I will get tired. The energy is wasted. I’ll just use that energy for being happy.) 

Last June, Luis confirmed he and Jessy were “going out.” The two attended the Star Magic Ball together last October. –


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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.