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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 12, 2015

Lovi Poe & Rocco Nacino Celebrate Their First Anniversary As Sweethearts With A New Soap, 'Beautiful Stranger'

LOVI POE and real life BF Rocco Nacino will be working together again in the upcoming GMA-7 primetime soap, “Beautiful Stranger”, which has started taping last Monday. They’ve been going steady for about a year now and they say their relationship is getting stronger by the day.

“Hindi pa naman kami nagkakasawaan,” says Lovi. “I think one good reason is that we’ve been friends muna for a long time bago naging kami, kaya hindi kami nagkakasawaan. We’re not like super cheesy. Hindi kami magboyfriend lang, magkaibigan din kami. So I think it’s more fun.”

“Yes, we started right,” says Rocco. “Maganda ang aming naging simula kasi hindi kami agad nag-jump into a serious relationship agad-agad. Nabuo muna yung friendship while we were doing the show ‘Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas’. That’s what’s nice about it. Mas maganda yung foundation, kaya mas naging deep yung relationship at naging mas masaya.”

But it doesn’t mean they have a perfect relationship. “May time pa ring nagkakatampuhan kami, pero hindi namin natitiis ang isa’t isa,” adds Rocco. “Usually, ilang minuto lang tumatagal ang tampuhan namin, dahil kapag nagkatinginan na kami, nauuwi na agad sa tawanan. It’s during such times that I realize how much I’m willing to do just to make her happy. I realized how much of a clown I can be when I’m with her. Na hindi ako nahihiya magmukhang tanga para lang patawanin siya, ganung hindi naman ako ganun dati. So what we do is we try to have open lines of communication all the time, para magka-conflict man, napag-uusapan agad bago pa lumala.”