Janella Salvador and Markus Paterson’s love story began after starring together in an episode of Charo Santos’ “Maalaala Mo Kaya”!
The couple, who had just revealed their son Jude to the world, sat down for an interview with Star Magic, last night, January 7, which was hosted by Maja Salvador.
Maja, who is a close friend of Janella, asked them to share the story of how they met.
Back in February 2019, Janella and Markus were part of the “MMK” episode featuring the life of OPM singer Moira dela Torre. Janella played Moira, and Markus portrayed one of her ex-boyfriends.
During filming, the "Bloody Crayons" actress admitted they weren’t close. Markus agreed and said, “We met before, pero ‘Hi’ lang. We never really had an engagement beforehand.”
Markus confessed that at that time, he already felt attracted to Janella. And after the "MMK" episode aired, he gathered the courage to send her a message.
“Sabi ko, ‘DM ko kaya ‘to? Should I shoot my shot?’ Baka naman. So minessage ko. Sabi ko, ‘Good job, ang galing mo,’” he shared. “If she doesn’t reply, okay lang. I shot my shot, I’ll be proud.”
Janella said she doesn’t usually check her DMs, but something about that night made her scan. Then, she found Markus’ message and thought, “Cute naman.”
And fast forward to now, they have a beautiful baby boy! ❤️
Watch their full interview with Maja here:
Janella gave birth to Jude last October 20, but only revealed him through a vlog last Tuesday, January 5. In a separate interview with ABS-CBN News, Janella explained that they “hid” the pregnancy to “cherish the moment.”
She said, “I wasn’t hiding it for selfish reasons. I wanted to hide it because I wanted to cherish the moment in my life, na first time ko maging mom. Iyong wala munang ingay, ‘yung may sarili muna akong moment to enjoy it.”
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