As he never failed to make us laugh through his droll utterances and shenanigans, as well as his hilarious banters with his co-hosts and/or performers of every program he headlines, such as Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3, we can say that Luis Manzano is indeed an awesome and fun-to-be-with person.
And if there are people who can attest to it, it would be his beloved siblings Addie and Enzo – his dad Edu Manzano’s children to former model-actress Rina Samson – to whom he’s able to establish a tight and harmonious bond with.
Since his sister and brother are not in the limelight like him and their dad, it’s just seldom for us to see them together on-cam. And the first instance that happened was in 2013, when Enzo and Addie surprised him on his birthday by guesting on his previous show Minute To Win It. The 39-year-old sought-after host wasn’t able to contain his emotions as he shared the stage with them and heard their sweet messages for him.
“As a Kuya, I see Kuya Luis as a typical brother because he loves to tease me and he loves to make fun of me. He loves to make jokes, especially when he’s with my dad. But the thing that makes him different, that makes me love him so much, is that he’s always there for me. Whenever I have problems, I’m always sure that if I call him, he’s gonna give me good advice and that he won’t leave me until everything’s actually solved,” Enzo disclosed.
Addie also expressed his admiration towards their older brother, “My relationship with my Kuya is like really comf’table. Obviously, I’m his only sister, so he’s kind of really strict with me. But that’s what I like about him – he disciplines me.”
While both of them were proud to have him as their kuya, Luis thought that he could have done more and better as the eldest if he was only able to spend more time with them in the past years.
And in his guesting in Magandang Buhay in 2017, we got to know him more as a kuya as he enthusiastically talked about his relationships with each of his siblings. He may be a kunsintidor or very much lenient towards his brothers Enzo and Ryan Christian, but he proudly described himself as strict when it comes to Addie.
They may have different moms, he imparted that he actually never thought of them as only half-siblings. “I was never a believer sa half – half-brother, half-sister. Hindi ako naniniwala do’n. Para sa akin, ako, Adie, Enzo – magkakapatid kami nang buong-buo. Sabi ko nga, anytime of the day, I will die for my siblings.”
Take a glimpse on his beautiful bond with Addie and Enzo, as well as with their Daddy Edu, through their lovely photos in this gallery!
Catch Luis on Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3 every Saturday and Sunday evening, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z!