JENNYLYN Mercado is every inch the happy and fulfilled woman in her social media posts showing her photos with Dennis Trillo when they jointly celebrated their birthdays. She turned 31 on May 15 and Dennis turned 37 on May 12. Their fans are all thrilled seeing them so sweet and romantic with each other.
“Super kinikilig talaga kaming DenJen fans! You’re both super hot and sexy! Prenup pictures na ba yan? Sana kayo na talaga and you end up exchanging I do’s at the altar!” they said in their response to Jen’s posts.
Jennylyn has really much to celebrate as both her love and career are currently doing very well. Her latest show, “The Cure”, is getting excellent feedback and always a trending topic in social media. It’s one of the Top 10 in the Social With List for April along with other interrnational shows.
In World Screen, an interrnational publication that has been covering international media business for over 30 years now, it was listed at number 4 in the list of “most talked about shows in social media” with the pilot episode getting 46,000 tweets. World Screen writes about the show: “The thriller telenovela follows Greg (Tom Rodriguez), who gets his hands on an experimental drug to help his mother, but his life takes a turn when the drug becomes the root of an infection that threatens to spread all over the city.”
The next episodes of “The Cure” becomes even more exciting and suspenseful as the virus spreads throughtout the country. The whole cast and production staff are now very much inspired because of the international accolades they are getting on social media with the hashtags #WalkingDeadFeelings and #NotYourAverageLoveStory.
WHY MANILYN OPTS TO BE MANAGED BY HUSBAND
MANILYN Reynes plays the mom of Barbie Forteza anew in “Inday Will Always Love You” that starts airing tonight right after “Kambal, Karibal” on GMA Telebabad. They were just together in Barbie’s last soap, “Meant to Be”.
“It’s always nice to work with Barbie dahil wala siyang attitude at all,” she says. “She’s well-grounded at totoong dapat siyang gayahin ng ibang young stars kasi kung anuman ang narating niya ngayon, nakita kong pinaghirapan niya 'yun nang husto.”
Manilyn’s own eldest son, Kyle, is almost as old as Barbie at 21. “Kaya puwedeng-puwede ko na talagang anak si Barbie and I’m very happy to be reunited with her after we did ‘Meant to Be’,” she adds. “Ang second son ko, si Kirk, is 15 at ang bunsong si Kael is 6 naman.”
She’s personally managed by her own husband, former actor Aljon Jimenez. Why didn’t she get another manager? “Naku, mas okay na sa’king si Aljon ang manager ko kasi anumang project ang ino-offer sa’kin, pinag-uusapan muna naming mabuti. Kapag ayaw ko, at least, madali akong makakatanggi.”
At the presscon on “Inday Will Always Love You”, Manilyn was asked to sing one of its theme songs, “Malay Mo Maging Tayo”, and she showed that she remains to be a very good singer. Her voice has not changed at all through the years. “Diyan naman ako talaga nagsimula. I was 9 years old when we left Cebu at dinala ako kay Mother Lily (Monteverde) sa Regal na pinakanta ako agad at kinuha na akong Regal baby. I’m just happy to be here after all these years.”
She’s the original Cebuana but in “Inday Will Always Love You”, which is shot on location in Cebu, her scenes so far are all shot in Manila. “Yes, sa start ng story, na-demolish ang bahay namin ni Barbie as Happylou sa squatters' area kaya napadpad siya sa Cebu while looking for a job. But eventually, susunod din ako sa kanya sa Cebu at magkakaroon din kami ng scenes na kinunan ko roon, so this will be a special homecoming for me to Cebu, which will always have a special place in my heart dahil nandiyan ang roots ko.”