PNS — AFTER ‘I Love Betty La Fea’, former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Wendy Valdez is glad to be given a new show right away, “Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers.” She appears in an episode with newcomer Joem Bascon. So how’s it working with him?
“Okay naman kasi kilala na namin ang isa’t isa,” she says. “He was also in ‘Betty la Fea’ at nagka-bed scene pa nga kami sa role niya as playboy executive who beds the women in our office. Nagkailangan pa kami noon sa ‘Betty’, but now, comfortable na ako with him.”
Does she read romance novels like the ones published by Precious Hearts? “Sa totoo lang, no. Kasi mas gusto kong magbasa ng horror stories. Pero hindi ibig sabihin niyon, hindi ako romantic kasi I love romantic movies. The story Joem and I are doing is really romantic. Makulit ang character ko rito at sa simula, para kaming aso’t pusa ni Joem na laging nag-aaway, but we end up doing a lot of sexy scenes..”
How’s her real life boyfriend Bruce Quebral who she met inside Bahay ni Kuya? “He decided na mag-quit sa showbiz nang makuha siyang flight attendant sa United Arab Emirates where he’s getting a good pay. Decision niya ‘yun kasi walang ibang offers sa showbiz, e he’s helping his family, just like me.”
Is it difficult to have a long distance relationship? “Mahirap ‘yung first few months kasi hindi siya nakakauwi rito dahil nag-training muna siya sa Emirates. So we talk lang sa phone and we chat. But now, nagkikita na rin naman kami kasi kapag nasa Manila sila, they stay up to four days before they board their next flight assignment. So far, enjoy naman siya.”
Isn’t she worried he might meet someone else abroad? “We always get to talk naman and we trust each other, so hopefully, there’s nothing to worry. Pareho naman kaming busy sa trabaho, which is our priority. Parang test din ito sa amin kung magiging faithful ba kami talaga sa relasyon namin.”
But how come it’s reported that they were secretly married on March 10, 2009? “May nagsabi rin sa’kin, may nagkakalat daw sa internet na kasal na kami, but it’s not true. Ewan ko kunsaan nila nakuha ‘yan. If ever ikakasal kami, ba’t namin ililihim ganung we’re of age na.”