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How Enchong’s parents reacted to his GF

Enchong Dee

Enchong Dee

After publicly introducing model Samantha Lewis as his girlfriend at the 8th Star Magic Ball in September, Enchong Dee has confirmed that she already met his parents.

He told ABS-CBN News, “Two months ago, sumama siya (Samantha) sa Sunday mass tapos kumain kami after…”

Since the first meeting, Enchong said the Fil-British model is often invited to various family gatherings, particularly every Sunday.

Such is his parents’ acceptance of her that he shares they would even joke, “’Papakainin ka namin kasi ang payat-payat mo.’ So ’yun ang goal nina mama at papa, na pakainin siya nang sobra.”

Enchong, on his part, said that Samantha already introduced him to her mother and colleagues.

“Actually may deal kami. Sabi ko, sige sa Star Magic Ball ako ang magpapakilala sa mga friends ko, sa mga katrabaho ko. Pero pagdating sa Fashion Ball, ikaw naman ang magpapakilala sa akin kasi mundo mo ‘yon. So ginawa naman niya, so ako sunod lang nang sunod sa kanya,” he recalled.

Menwhile, the hunk is thankful that Samantha is supportive of his career, saying, “masaya at parang lahat ng trabaho ko ngayon ay mas naiintindihan na niya – from tours abroad, to tapings, to shootings (and) music videos. Unti-unti na rin niyang nakikilala ‘yung mga tao – my friends, my work. Nagiging part of it na siya.”

Enchong has already released his self-titled debut album under Star Records featuring his radio hit single “Chinito Problems,” “Isip O Puso,” “Step No Step Yes,” “Hanggang Dito Na Lang,” among others.

Star Magic Ball 2014: The scene stealers

Best Dressed Male Paulo Avelino and Best Dressed Female Julia Barretto

Best Dressed Male Paulo Avelino and Best Dressed Female Julia Barretto

The annual Star Magic Ball has always been one of the most talked about celebrity events and this year proved no different. Held at the Makati Shangri-La Rizal Ballroom over the weekend, the party was graced by about 300 Star Magic artists, as well as former talents and surprise guests.

Aside from the announcement that Paulo Avelino (in a Dolce and Gabbana suit and Julia Barretto (Rajo Laurel gown) were the Best Dressed Male and Female, respectively, here are other scene stealers at the ball:

Melissa Ricks and boyfriend

Melissa Ricks and boyfriend

Preggy and sexy

Escorted by her non-showbiz boyfriend, Melissa Ricks, who is expecting her first baby, looked stunning in a cleavage-baring plain black Michael Leyva gown that showed off her growing baby bump.

Chokoleit and 'date' Pokwang

Chokoleit and ‘date’ Pokwang

LOL at the ball

Comedian Chokoleit sure had the audience and the press laughing that night when he came to the ball with a rather unusual “date.” He walked the red carpet with a standee of Pokwang, who was out of the country that time.

Enchong Dee and Samantha Lewis

Enchong Dee and Samantha Lewis

For real

Talks about Enchong Dee’s supposed “imaginary girlfriend” can now be put to rest with the actor turning up at the event with his sweetheart, 24-year-old Fil-British model Samantha Lewis.

Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares and husband Neil Llamanzares

Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares and husband Neil Llamanzares

Senators in the house

The annual party had some surprise politician guests in the persons of Sen. Grace Poe, who, in a flattering black gown, was escorted by her husband Neil Llamanzares; and Sen. Sonny Angara and wife Tootsie both in white outfits.

Heart Evangelista and Senator Chiz Escudero

Heart Evangelista and Senator Chiz Escudero

Ring-a-ling

Newly engaged couple Heart Evangelista and Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero came together, of course, and her hand only let go of his when she proudly flashed her engagement ring for all to see.

Jessy Mendiola

Jessy Mendiola

Pixie hair for Jessy

Jessy Mendiola wowed the crowd with her black Popo Go ball gown and short ’do.

Reel and real tandem

On-screen and real-life pairs also came in full force.

Maja Salvador and Gerald Anderson looked stylish in an Ivarluski Aseron long-sleeved white outfit and black Dolce and Gabbana suit, respectively.

Zanjoe Marudo’s black Edwin Tan suit complemented Bea Alonzo’s Rosa Clara detailed white number completed by dark lipstick and full bangs.

Kim Chiu came in a backless Patricia Santos gown. She was escorted by Xian Lim.

Kathryn Bernardo was elegant in an Albert Andrada embellished white gown, and her escort Daniel Padilla shone in a Joey Samson red suit.

Beauty queen Megan Young

Beauty queen Megan Young

Thy queen

Reigning Miss World Megan Young looked effortlessly queenly on the red carpet wearing a Leo Almodal white gown with intricate embellishments. (All photos by Richard Viñas)