His character Dave in the well-loved primetime series A Family Affair may be the one who’s the most protective of his younger brothers since he’s the eldest, but in real life, there’s a special person in actor Sam Milby’s life who has been constantly by his side for more than 14 years – his personal assistant Nene Limosniro.
Through the years, we have most likely already seen at least a photo of her with the actor. Those who did not know any better might have thought that she is just a loyal fan – and she’s definitely more than that. Being his most trusted right-hand, she has certainly experienced some luxuries of his life – from travelling the world together (not to mention, in first class!) and meeting a lot of artists that he has worked with, which includes Anne Curtis, Angel Locsin, and Jericho Rosales, to name a few.
On Nene’s birthday in August 2018, Sam dedicated a sweet Instagram post to her. “I got lucky from the start. My assistant for over 12 years na, I couldn’t ask for someone better. Napakahusay, maalaga, #1 defender.”
In their Magandang Buhay guesting in 2018, Ate Nene recounted how she started working for him and how their relationship has become since then.
When he was still new in the industry and could hardly speak Tagalog, Nene was also tasked to help him in any way possible. Since his family was based in the United States, she instantly served as his family here in the Philippines as she sometimes acted like his mom, who reprimands him. They may have a love-hate relationship sometimes, but he has remained loyal and supportive to him by defending him from his bashers.
Aside from helping him out with his daily life, she also guides him in his dating life. As the actor has been open with his romantic affairs, she has always been honest about how she feels towards the women that Sam likes or dates, as well. And they are opinions that he is more than happy to listen to because he knows she does it to protect him.
And it seems that Catriona Gray has earned Nene's favor, as she and Sam have been together for two years now. It can be recalled that it was in May 2020 when he confirmed their romantic affair through an Instagram post.
The seasoned actor expressed on the said Magandang Buhay interview how absolutely grateful he is to have her in his life. He conveyed, “Isa sa mga pinaka biggest blessings sa buong buhay ko si Nene. You find people in your life that become family talaga, and you are someone na habang buhay, ikaw ang family ko.”
He continued, “So, thank you sa pag-alaga mo sa akin. Grabe ‘yong malasakit mo sa akin, and even ‘yong mga times na matigas ang ulo ko, tiniis mo, you’d never left me. You’ve always been here, you’re so loyal. I love you, Nene, you’re such a big blessing sa buhay ko talaga.”
Catch Sam on A Family Affair, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z and iWantTFC.