John Lloyd Cruz admits Shaina Magdayao is his girlfriend, talks about "special relationship" with Ruffa Gutierrez
After being the subject of public speculation for months, actor John Lloyd Cruz has finally admitted that actress Shaina Magdayao is his girlfriend, in an exclusive interview with Boy Abunda on The Buzz aired June 20, reports PEP.ph.
The box office king said, "Matagal ko nang hinihintay ito! Once and for all, gusto ko sabihin at sagutin na, yes, it’s us. I wanted to come out and say something kasi ang dami nang nag-take advantage sa pagtahimik ko. Hindi na maganda kasi marami nang taong nadadamay and marami na ang taong nasasaktan. Hindi na nakakatuwa."
Cruz said he did not tell Magdayao he was going to announce their relationship on The Buzz but he hoped she understood he would not stay quiet for long. "Actually, the beauty of it [is] hindi ako dumating dito na alam ko ang gagawin ko... Lumabas sa bibig ko, iyon ang totoo."
Showbiz writer Darla Sauler published Magdayao’s response sent via SMS: "Nakakatuwa to know that people are also happy for us... Please tell everyone, thank you for the love and appreciation, sa honesty na pinakita ni Idan (Cruz). Sa mundo nga talaga natin, if you give positivity and show happiness, ibabalik din naman nga talaga sa ’yo. Maybe not right away, pero He never forgets... In His time."
In the interview, Cruz said he had "had a very special relationship" TV host Ruffa Gutierrez. He also emphasized that he did not two-time her with Magdayao. He likewise reiterated that he did not steal Magdayao from her ex-boyfriend, actor John Prats. "Nagkausap kami lalaki sa lalaki. Okay, maayos... Lalaki sa lalaki, sabi ko sa kanya na, ’Let us put our egos behind us.’ Kung may naaapektuhan dito, eh, ang babae."
Also linked to his movie co-star Sarah Geronimo, Cruz denied that he asked her to wait for him for four to five years. "Gusto ko lang siya iwanan na may respeto sa kanya at sa magulang niya. Sapat na na alam niya at alam ko ang katotohanan."
With all these rumored relationships, Cruz has been perceived as a womanizer. At this, Cruz said with a laugh, "Ouch!" He said, "Lahat sila nagkaroon ng special part in my past. Huwag nating gawin na at this very moment, lahat sila nasa tabi ko at yakap-yakap ko."