"The Promise of Forever" lead actor Paulo Avelino went to the Star Magic Ball 2017 last Saturday, September 30, together with his Fil-Polish model girlfriend, Jodi Elizabeth Tarasek.
It was the first time that the two made a public appearance together.
In a story by PEP last Tuesday, October 3, Paulo answered why he chose to finally make their relationship public.
Paulo said, “Hindi ko rin alam, siguro it’s proper timing, tsaka ang tanda ko na. Matanda na ako, tumatanda na ako."
Asked if they are planning to get married anytime soon, Paulo said that they are still enjoying their time together.
"For now, we’re at the stage we’re enjoying each other’s company. Grabe naman, kasal kaagad, parang sinasabi ninyo walang girlfriend-boyfriend, diretso kasal na! Pagkaligaw, kasal kaagad?" he said followed by a laugh.
Meanwhile, Jodi described Paulo as a selfless person.
"He’s probably the most selfless person that I know. I think that’s the best thing I can say about him. There’s much more,” she said.
According to Jodi, the choice to make their relationship open to the public came as a natural decision, and nothing was ever rushed between them.
"It feels good Paulo respected my privacy. I think everything came out at the right time, so there was no rushing. I didn’t push him to, like, publicly come out. It was just all about timing and right choices," the model said.