2021 started out really great for Angelica Panganiban — she spent New Year's Eve celebrating with her new man, and she was finally able to reveal their relationship to the world.
And while their kissing photo was all that we have for now about the identity of her new boyfriend, we did a little digging for all the hints Angelica subtly dropped about this mystery man:
September 25, 2020: Angelica approached by the mystery man while filming "Ask Angelica"
For the pilot episode of her digital show, she invited her showbiz BFFs Bela Padilla and Kim Chiu as guests. In the middle of the episode, a tall man approached Angelica and offered her a glass of water, which the actress responded to with a sweet, demure smile.
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The two guests, together with Angelica's co-host Via Antonio, then teased the actress about the guy.
Bela asked her, "Bakit parang nakatingala ka. Matangkad ba?"
Kim also butted in and said, "Matangkad ba 'yan? Yes or no?"
Via Antonio also chimed, "Bakit parang iba 'yung approach mo doon, parang may konting sweetness?"
And based on the photo uploaded last January 1, confirmed...matangkad nga talaga si guy! 🙊
You can watch the moment play out at around 23:28:
November 6, 2020 - Angelica's closest friends drop hints about her new man during her "Ask Angelica" birthday episode
In the seventh episode of "Ask Angelica," the actress' closest friends made an appearance on the show to ask her some "tough" questions and greet her a happy birthday.
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Among them was "It's Showtime" host Vice Ganda who asked her, "Kung merong isang lalaki na gusto mong maging romantically involved ka, sino 'yun?"
To which she answered, "Sa local wala, meron na 'ko, eh!"
"Wala na akong hihilingin pa sa aspeto na 'yan. Okay na 'ko, eh. 'Di ko na kailangan ng ganoon sa life," she added.
Her good friend Glaiza De Castro seemed to have confirmed this through her birthday greeting. She said, "Salamat sa pagke-care mo sa'kin at ngayon 'di ka na mahihirapan kasi may nagke-care na sa'yo. Basta alam mo na 'yun!"
Watch the rest of the episode here:
November 20, 2020: Angelica was called "Honn" by a certain Gregg Homan
In November, Angelica was linked to her "Walang Hanggang Paalam" co-star Zanjoe Marudo and even used the hashtag #RumoredBoyfriend to poke fun at the rumors.
A few days after, showbiz site FashionPulis then uploaded a screenshot of Angelica's reply to a post by an Instagram user named Gregg Homan.
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Gregg posted a photo pinned in Batangas with the caption, "Not the normal we want but what we got at the moment. This too shall pass. Must keep pushing ahead."
The actress replied, "Come home na," to which Gregg replied with, "Just a few more days Honn. 😗😗😗"
Could Gregg really be the tall, mystery man of Angge?
November 23, 2020: Angelica poses with dog reportedly owned by Gregg Homan
Days after Fashion Pulis posted the screenshot, the showbiz site posted another photo of Gregg cuddling with a dog — the same dog from a picture Angelica uploaded on November 17.
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January 1, 2021: Angelica makes her relationship public
Angelica then finally confirmed all the romance rumors and introduced her new boyfriend in a New Year post. And while the actress has yet to reveal who he really is, we're very, very happy to know that Mamee Angge's heart is happy! ❤
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