JM and Barbie top-billed the Kapamilya series Araw-Gabi in 2018 and their strong chemistry has brought fans overflowing kilig; and made them wish to see JM and Barbie’s relationship go beyond the small screens. JM admits trying to pursue Barbie after the show has come to a close.
He asked Barbie to give their romance a chance and see if things would work out for good. However, the budding relationship, which lasted for just less than a month, was cut short by the pressure they are both getting from their work. At that time, Barbie has just been recently launched to stardom while JM has just made his comeback after years of hiatus; and they decided to prioritize their careers first.
At the moment, JM is reportedly having a special connection with another Kapamilya actress Ria Atayde. JM says he and Ria are plainly friends for now but he sees a good potential in their friendship; as they both know how to lift each other up.
However, JM diligently adheres to his personal life coaches’ pieces of advice to let his heart take a pause first before diving into another serious relationship. Besides, he is just starting anew in showbiz and he wants to give more focus on his work first.
On other news, JM stars in a romantic-comedy film entitled “Last Fool Show” along his good friend and former classmate, Arci Munoz. JM plays as Paulo, a supportive guy who loves Mayessa, Arci’s character, wholeheartedly. He is always by her side as she takes the steps unto her dreams but Paulo has his own set of vision and goals as well. Along the way, Paulo would have to make sure that his own desires would not hinder the fulfillment of Mayessa’s dreams.
Mayessa, on the other hand, is an indie film director who creates flicks by drawing out inspiration from her personal heartbreak experiences. The “Last Fool Show” is hitting the big screens starting April 10.
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