By MJ Marfori, News5
“Pag may time, guys. Pag may time.” Laughter.
This was John Lloyd Cruz’s reply when asked on Wednesday if he was ready to settle down with his girlfriend of one year, Angelica Panganiban.
Angelica told media on Tuesday that she hoped their relationship was headed for the altar. John Lloyd, on the other hand, said that they had yet to discuss the subject of marriage.
“Hindi napag-uusapan… Or wala nang kailangan pag-usapan,” he said. “Pag pumasok ka sa isang commitment, you think long term… Sometimes you think forever. I’m very much commited to her. Siya rin ganon so hindi mawawala ‘yung image na ‘yun sa picture.”
Angelica, 26, had said she would prefer to settle down in two years. John Lloyd, 30, has not set a deadline for himself, although he admitted that he has started to ponder the subject of weddings with his close friends.
“Wala … Pwede siya mangyari next week… Ay, hindi pala. Kasi kailangan mo pa kumausap ng wedding planner… Parang matagal daw ‘yun,” he quipped.
Marriage may not yet be a priority for the actor, but he declared that his relationship with Angelica is stronger than ever. They celebrated their first anniversary in April with a vacation in Bangkok with some of their close friends.
Nevertheless, John Lloyd is well aware that not everyone is happy for them, not least the nosy netizens who disapprove of their public displays of affection in social media.
“I feel so violated kasi hindi ako pinalaking ganyan e,” he said with a laugh. Turning serious, he added, “Hindi. Wala naman kami magagawa dun. So di naman namin hawak ang mundo. Kasi kung iba-base mo sa social media buhay mo baka wala ka nang magawa.”
Speaking of pictures, John Lloyd turned defensive when told that there’s one solid proof that he’s happy with Angelica — he seems to be getting fat.
“I look normal naman ah! Hindi naman pwede i-define ng weight ko, ng physical appearance ko, ang pagsasama namin. So ibig sabihin ba nun kung pumayat ako hindi siya masarap mag-alaga?”
In any case, he said he has been engaging in sports to keep his weight in check.