While his character Gabriel Villarosa in the primetime series Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin is apparently unlucky after putting himself in a horrible trouble, Sam Milby feels the opposite in real life. Aside from having a loving family, supportive friends, and a gorgeous girlfriend, there’s also another person who’s been showering him with unconditional love through the years.
Having worked with him in the past 12 years, we probably have seen photos of Nene Limosnero with him more than once that made many of us possibly assume that she’s just a loyal fan. While this could also be true, but Ate Nene (as what he fondly calls her) actually plays a more important role in his life as his ever-reliable personal assistant. Thus, he considers her as one of the “biggest blessings” he has ever received.
“When it comes to help, mahirap makahanap ng taong pagkakatiwalaan, but I got lucky right from the start. My assistant for over 12 years na, I couldn’t ask for someone better. Napakahusay, maalaga, #1 defender... Nene is of the biggest blessings in my life. And I just want to honor her today for who she is,” the 38-year-old heartthrob wrote in the caption of his birthday tribute for her two years ago.
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He went on to comment the same during his guesting on Tonight With Boy Abunda a few days after posting it when asked by the King of Talk about her.
“She’s more than just my assistant. Napaka-swerte [ko]. She’s the biggest blessing sa buhay ko. She’s been there through everything with me, she has put up with me sa mga times na sobrang matigas ang ulo ko. She’s really a family to me now,” he stated.
Sam also disclosed how completely involved Ate Nene is to his life and how very protective she is to him, to the point that she would tell him whether she likes the girl he’s dating or not.
And it seems that his current sweetheart, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, “passed” her qualifications to be the girlfriend of her “forever alaga” as she uploaded a photo of the couple taken from one of their media guestings and wrote “kilig much” in the caption.
On that same year, they both appeared in Magandang Buhay wherein they enthusiastically talked about their tight relationship in the past decade. The actor once again reiterated how she’s been a family to him as she sometimes acts like her mom and loyally supported him and courageously defended him from his bashers.
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Ate Nene also couldn’t help but be emotional as she expressed how hard it is to leave Sam, to the point that she won’t get married until he finds the right woman who’s going to take care of her as much as she does. She thanked him as well for being a kind and generous employer who helps her in giving her family in the province a better life.
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Surely, their more than 12 years of working together is enough proof on how their bond has grown beyond being just mere professional, as seen in their lovely photos together in this gallery.
Catch Sam on Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.