It’s a well-known fact that Jessy Mendiola is dating Luis Manzano, who just happens to be the son of the “Star of All Seasons,” Gov. Vilma Santos. So, what exactly does the Lipa representative think of her son’s girlfriend?
According to ABS-CBN Push, Vilma Santos shared that Jessy Mendiola has been attending their family’s bi-weekly dinners. She emphasized that she appreciates what Jessy has been doing for her son, Luis.
In an interview, Vilma said:
“Well, the mere fact na dinadala ng anak ko, that’s respect. ‘I want you to meet my family…’ And that’s respect, so dinadala niya, so we met.”
The source asked if the matriarch holds Jessy in high regard compared to Luis’ past girlfriends. Vilma revealed:
“She’s very nice. No, no… hindi sa ganun. It’s just kung magugustuhan ng anak ko, then why not?”
Jessy isn’t the only one of Luis’ girlfriends who has met his mother, Vilma Santos. Angel Locsin, Jennylyn Mercado, and Nancy Castiglione – all of whom are Luis’ ex-girlfriends – have met the legendary actress-turned-politician as well.
Vilma acknowledged this and said:
“Yeah, that’s true. Kasi I… but one lang I noticed with Jessy… Kasi puro artista lang yung nagiging girlfriend ng anak ko eh. But one thing I noticed with Jessy… hindi ko po nakikitaan na kinukumpetisyon si Lucky.”
She added that Jessy never acted like she was a local celebrity in their home. The matriarch revealed:
“Siyempre, kahit naman ako, imbitahin mo, meron pa rin akong arteng Vilma, di ba, yung artista. Pero pag may dinner kami, wala, e, hindi nakikipag-compete, it’s just that: ‘I’m the girlfriend.’”
The source also delved into the rumors that Vilma was eager to be a grandmother. Vilma Santos explained:
“Lambing lang yun kapag magdi-dinner kami. Ganito totoong istorya nun… ‘Dyusko, anak, 36 ka na,’ sabi ko. Ang baby namin, puro aso. Sabi ko, ‘Nak, baka ano… wala na tayong baby.”
She shared how Luis would respond to her quips and said:
“Sabi niya, ‘Mom, soon, soon, don’t worry. Mom, kung hindi pa ako, baka si Ryan can give you.’”
“Sumagot yung anak ko [Ryan], ‘Mom, if Kuya cannot give you baby, you want me to give you na?’ Yung ganun ba, usapang pamilya?”
“Masarap daw po eh. Kasi wala na rin kaming baby.”
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SOURCE: ABS-CBN Push