It has been three years since Marco Gallo and Juliana Gomez parted ways, but the actor still treasures the good times he had with his ex-girlfriend's family.
According to a report by Cosmo.ph, the "PBB" alum was put on the hot seat after he was asked about his ex, and if he remembers Juliana in "Di Na Muli" co-star Julia Barretto's character Yanna.
While he admitted the character doesn't remind him of his ex, he has nothing but good things to say about her. "I can really say that it was such a young relationship. It was an experience. I’m really happy about it," said Marco.
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But if there's anything that he truly remembers about Juliana is the time he spent with her very down-to-earth parents, Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres.
According to Marco, Richard and Lucy's hospitality was very far from the unwelcoming culture he grew up with in Italy.
"I got to meet Tita Lucy and Tito Richard. They’re such sweet people, so different from my [Italian] culture, but I'm glad I had that," he said. "They're really Filipino, so hospitality was really a big thing for them. They were really so nice to me all the time I was coming over [to their place]."
Marco even recalled being so scared meeting Richard, although he was glad his experience was the total opposite.
"I thought Tito Richard would scare me because that's how it is in Italy. You have to put up with the dad, and Tito Richard never demanded that from me. I remember him saying that he will treat good anyone that his daughter loves, and I felt it. He was nice to me without judging me."
He added, "It’s one of the biggest things I miss, their family itself. They're so fun to be around."
Currently, the actor is happily in a relationship with his non-showbiz partner Rachel Hemphill. And seeing how Juliana and her family are all well and healthy, Marco said that's what matters the most to him now.
"I still follow her [on social media] and I see that she's taking up different sports now, which I am happy about. I see her family is doing fine, that’s all that matters and I hope her the best," he said.
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