by: Napoleon Quintos
While Enchong Dee and Erich Gonzales are considered one of the hottest love teams in showbiz today, the two have managed to just remain friends in real life. During his contract signing with Star Cinema, Enchong was asked about any development in his relationship with Erich, and he quickly answered, “Walang development kasi noon pa naman sinabi na namin na there’s nothing between us more than friendship. Sa tingin namin hanggang dun na lang ‘yun.”
In fact, Enchong had admitted in his past interviews that he is actually dating someone whose identity he has refused to reveal. “Kapag nakita ninyong may kasama ako sa mall, siya na ‘yun, ha ha ha!,” he joked. Enchong said that Erich knows about this girl and that his ka-love team is very much supportive of their relationship. “She’s very supportive of my love life. Siya pa nga ‘yung madalas magtanong sa akin, ‘O, kamusta na kayo?’”
Stars that are in a successful love team are often forbidden to be linked to other people. But what Enchong considers to be the advantage of his love team with Erich is that since the start, they never led their fans to believe that there is something romantic going on between them in real life. “Siguro ang naging advantage nglove team namin is from the beginning hindi talaga namin na-promote ‘yung love team namin na parang kami talaga ni Erich sa totoong buhay. We have something special, but it’s more of friendship. Kaming dalawaonscreen, pero we are still free to live our own lives sa labas ng trabaho.”
Enchong and Erich currently headline the daily teen variety program ShoutOut. Their last primetime teleseryewas the top-rating Magkaribal, and next year they are set to begin production on the ABS-CBN remake of the Mexican telenovela Maria La Del Barrio where they will be joined by their Magkaribal co-star Angel Aquino.
But before becoming busy with work again, Enchong will take a break this Christmas to be with his family. They will be spending the holidays with their relatives in Australia. But before they leave, Enchong said he has to buy gifts for his loved ones. “Kaka-start ko pa lang mamili at mag-wrap ng mga presents for my relatives in Australia. Dun kasi kami magpa-Pasko kasama ‘yung mga kamag-anak namin sa side ng mom ko. Hindi ko rin maasikaso pa sa ngayon ‘yung shopping kasi everyday may trabaho. Minsan inuutos ko na lang, he he he! Pero siyempre kapag mga special people I will really find time na bumili ng gift for them.”