As he displays a straitlaced and stern persona as President Oscar Hidalgo in the well-loved primetime series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, you’re going to be arguably surprised when you find out that actor-director Rowell Santiago brandishes a totally different personality in real life.
Although we do not often see him on television or on the big screen, he has been really active on social media particularly on Instagram, wherein he updates his followers regarding the latest happenings in his life, making it easy for us to say that he indeed has a hectic social life and he actually is a go-getter and a fun-loving person
Going through the photos and videos that the 59-year-old actor-director uploaded, we could see him attending various events (and sometimes being the one to helm and oversee some of those!) and bonding with his beloved family and friends in and out of show business.
And as we did a little ‘stalking’ on him on the photo-sharing platform, we couldn’t help but notice how he’s apparently close with actor Matteo Guidicelli, not to mention an ultimate fanboy and ever-willing thirdwheel to him and her gorgeous and talented fiancée Sarah Geronimo, as what the several snaps he shared with them suggest. We were able to spot photos of him having dinner and sharing fun moments with his all-time favorite couple!
As proof of his huge love for the celebrity pair, he even re-created one of their engagement photos with his FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano co-star Lorna Tolentino in his witty shenanigan and turned their images into a witty meme!
While we’re unsure how his friendship with Matteo had bloomed, what we are certain of is that they treat one another as brothers, as what Direk Rowell called him in one of his birthday posts for him. In fact, they usually grace various functions together and he was even the one to direct the former’s solo concert in 2017 titled “Hey Matteo”.
Take a look on Direk Rowell’s adorable snaps with Sarah and Matteo in this gallery!