Garcia says that just because she’s now officially engaged to Billy Crawford, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re now making arrangements for their wedding. “It wouldn’t be anytime soon,” she says. “Marami pa kaming ibang commitments.”
She just flew to Spain with Billy and her family to spend the holidays with their relatives there. As such, she won’t be able to help promote her new movie, “Extra Service”, where she co-stars with Arci Muñoz and Jessy Mendiola, as she’ll be back on January 10 yet, the day before the movie opens on January 11.
Billy reveals that he actually bought the diamond engagement ring he gave Coleen over a year ago. “When I bought the ring, I already knew sa sarili ko na siya na talaga ang babaeng pakakasalan ko,” he says. “But then, hindi puwedeng madaliin ang lahat kasi there are a lot of other things going on in our lives, so kailangang unti-untiin namin and we have to know how to prioritize things. We don’t have a wedding date yet but we’ll keep you informed kung mayroon ng further developments.”
COGIE SWEARS HE’S NOW A CHANGED MAN
COGIE Domingo looks like he gained a bit of unwanted weight when we spoke to him on the set of “Someone to Watch Over Me”, where he plays Ian, the new guy in Lovi Poe’s life who might be her replacement for her ailing husband, Tom Rodriguez, who’s suffering from irreversible Alzheimer’s disease. We tell him we remember his very first soap on GMA when he was still a teenager was “Kung Mawawala Ka”, where he became a problem ‘dahil lagi nga siyang biglang nawawala sa set.’ Through the years, he’d come and go and his once promising career failed to fulfill its promise due to reports of being unprofessional.
“Iba na ako ngayon,” he says. “31 na ako. I’m back for good. Kung pasaway ako noon, seryoso na ako ngayon. Tanungin nyo sila rito sa ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ kung binibigyan ko sila ng problema.”
And the show’s executive producer, Michelle Borja, confirmed to us that he is indeed very cooperative now and never gives them a headache. Does he somehow regret that he somehow neglected his career before?
“Pag naiisip ko, yes may regret, but then, it’s part of my growing up. Siguro kailangan kong pagdaanan ‘yun. As of now, may asawa na ako at may anak.”
His daughter Rihanna is now four years old, but his wife now is not Rihanna’s mom. “Yung mom niya has moved to Australia. Iniwan siya sa akin.”
Does his daughter and his wife get along fine? “Oh yes, magkasundo sila. My wife also has a daughter from a past relationship na 8 years old naman. We all get along fine.”
“Someone to Watch Over Me” is ending on January 6. What’s his next project? “Wala pa. But I hope masundan sana agad. I’m now being managed by GMA Artist Center. Right now, I work out regularly to get rid of my unwanted pounds para mabigyan uli agad ako ng bagong project.”
SOLENN WELCOMES ANNE AS FUTURE SISTER-IN-LAW
SOLENN Heussaff continues to get great feedback for her portrayal of Cassiopeia in “Encantadia”. She also got good reviews for her recent daring portrayal as the victim of a gang rape in the “Liberated” episode of “Karelasyon”. In both shows, she gets to display her lean and slender body that makes people think she’s a vegetarian because of her slim figure.
“Actually, I’m no vegetarian as I love to eat meat,” she says. “I love cooking and sometimes I get to show this in ‘Taste Buddies’. I just prepared and ate a lot dishes for this holiday season with my favorite ham, CDO Premium Holiday Ham from CDO Foodsphere Inc. It’s the ham of choice this season and I don’t settle for anything less as my family and friends deserve nothing less this Christmas holidays.”
Why did CDO Premium Holiday Ham got Solenn as their endorser? “She’s just perfect kasi she loves to cook at kahit ang lakas niyang kumain ng CDO Ham, she’s still so sexy,” says Category Brand Manager Kim Favis.
And what can she say about the recent engagement of her brother Erwan to Anne Curtis? “I’m very happy for them and I’m very happy to have Anne to be part of our family.”