“I’m happy, very happy.”
Those were Arjo Atayde’s first words when asked about his relationship with his “almost 21-year-old” girlfriend Sammie Rimando, as reported by PEP last Saturday, April 21.
He shared that they have been dating for two years and it’s also been two years since he first laid eyes on the GirlTrends member at the 2016 ABS-CBN summer station ID shoot.
But he made it clear that it wasn’t love at first sight. The “Hanggang Saan” star got to know her first and discovered all the traits that made him swoon.
“Simplicity, sa pagiging totoo,” said Arjo. “I’m not saying na everyone is plastic. Yeah, ‘yung pagiging totoo niya, pagiging simple niya, ‘yung pagiging Bisaya niya. That’s what got me.”
“It’s more of the simplicity, ‘yung pag-aalaga niya sa akin and the way she teaches me, the way how compatible we are.” He continued, “God-fearing…sobrang god-fearing na tao.”
Arjo’s family, including mom Sylvia Sanchez and sister Ria Atayde, is happy for Arjo and Sammie, but they also remind him to prioritize his career.
“Just to focus sa work and I’m old enough to know what to do, so, ayun,” he said.
But when the interview got the former “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” actor talking about marriage, he seemed to be ready for it, but in no rush, for sure.
“Let’s see. Only God can tell, only time can tell. Why would you get into a relationship if you’re not looking forward to be with that person anyway. So, it’s waste of time if you’re not, ‘di ba? So, why not? If we’ll be given the opportunity? Oh, yeah,” he ended.