Kapamilya actor Elmo Magalona revealed that he’s ecstatic that his on-screen partner Janella Salvador gets along so well with his family.
“That’s also one thing that I am really happy to see because it was the biggest event that my family had na Janella was a part of,” he said in an interview with PUSH today, January 24. “And ‘yun, I am just happy with the outcome - everyone gets along naman with her especially my little pamangkins, so I am happy.”
Janella recently attended the wedding of Elmo’s big sister Maxene to Rob Mananquil last January 11.
The two were also asked to perform at the reception, something Elmo admitted he didn’t expect to do.
“After the reception, [we were] jamming with the band tapos biglang tinawag ako ng sister ko na umakyat daw kami ni Janella on stage,” he shared. “We sang ‘Cold Summer Nights’ of my dad (late Francis Magalona).”
“Siyempre, ako naman, I’m used to singing with Janella, but in front of my family, it was different,” he revealed. “I couldn’t contain my laughter while singing kasi natatawa ako na ginagawa ko ‘yun in front of my family.”
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However, despite Janella’s closeness to his family, Elmo insisted that they are really just close friends.
“We’re really close in a way na we understand each other and what we need to do,” he said. “We’re just super close. I can’t deny that she’s special to me.”
Elmo and Janella star on their very first episode together of the long-running drama anthology “Maalala Mo Kaya” this Saturday, January 27.