This year is definitely going to be Erich Gonzales’ year. With the influx of projects that she has on her shoulders – from films to endorsements to her own television series – it’s hard to deny that she is in reach of the pinnacle of her showbiz career.
When it comes to her love life, we can’t say that it’s much different.
For the first time ever, “The Blood Sisters” star opened up about the current state of her heart, and who’s holding it at the moment. First off, she confirmed the months-long speculations about her non-showbiz suitor, whom she described as “consistent and persistent.”
Apparently, the rumors arose after they were seen together at her sister’s exhibit in Japan.
“I think nag-start iyan kasi may nakita silang picture coz I went to Japan for my sister’s exhibit. Painter siya doon. And then, matagal na itong naka-block off dahil lagi kong sinasabing walang time and all but ito, thank you sa Blood Sisters kasi pinayagan nila for two days lang. And then, my sister invited him also so he followed.”
While she could only go as far as referring to him as the brother of Claudia Barretto’s boyfriend, a scoop from Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) reveals that the aforementioned mystery suitor is Mateo Lorenzo, one of businessman Martin Ignacio Lorenzo’s children.
Lorenzo has quite a handful of business ventures, namely, Teriyaki Boy Group Inc., Dencio’s Food Specialists, Del Monte Philippines, and various others.
According to Erich Gonzales, she and her suitor have known each other since around April of last year. Talking about Mateo, the actress said that what they have is, to quote a cliché, “too good to be true.”
“Alam niyo yung sinasabing too good to be true? Di ba parang hindi ka maniniwala na gano’n pero may mga tao palang nag-e-exist na ganun. Too good but it’s true talaga.”
However, the two are currently taking it slow, especially since Erich is still swamped with work.
“We don’t know naman, di ba. Kahit sabihin ko, ‘Gusto ko, siya na,’ but then, ayaw, hindi naman para talaga kami sa isa’t isa so ngayon, wala, we’re just enjoying each other’s company, and mas kinikilala pa namin yung isa’t isa.”
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