Angelica Panganiban has made it up to Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco for her absence at their wedding last year by attending the baptism of their baby, Amelia Lucille, at the St. John Bosco Parish in Makati City last Saturday.
Melai was ecstatic in seeing Angelica while Jason was spotted giving her a peck on the cheek.
“First time ko (siyang makita) after ko magbuntis. Sobrang na-miss ko din siya,” Melai said in a report on “The Buzz.” “At least napatunayan namin na totoo kaming magkaibigan talaga. Showbiz or without showbiz, we are true friends.”
Jason added, “Parang normal na samahan, nagkakaroon (kami) minsan ng misunderstanding. Gano’n lang naman. Wala na ’yun, ang importante masaya kami at (nag)-thank you rin ako sa kanya.”
Recall that some months back, the couple admitted they got upset when Angelica aired her doubt over Jason’s preparedness for fatherhood.
Then last December, Angelica shared a screengrab photo of her SMS exchanges with Melai about renewing their friendship. Their chat ended with Angelica telling how much she’s excited over the baby, even saying, “I will be the ninang. You can’t say no. I will spoil the baby.”
Some of the other godparents of Amelia Lucille were Eddie Garcia, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Tom Rodriguez, Alex Gonzaga, Ryan Bang, Kaye Abad, Sam Pinto, and Laurenti Dyogi.
“Sobra akong happy, sobra akong proud and flattered na kinuha nila ako maging ninang ni Mela (child’s nickname),” Angelica said.
According to Jason, the christening also saw the reunion of the “Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up” batch, including Sam, Paul Jake Castillo, Rica Paras and Carol Batay.
After posting photos of them together on their respective Instagram account, Kaye Abad and Paul Jake Castillo have finally confirmed being in a relationship.
“Yes we’re together na,” read part of the couple’s joint statement sent to ABS-CBN writer Darla Sauler.
According to the Kapamilya stars, their relationship only happened recently.
“We are ok. Happy,” they added.
Castillo, a former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate, was with Abad and her family in Cebu last week for the Summer SunScream Music Festival, based on their Instagram posts.
One of Abad’s recent posts shows her and Castillo in swimwear. Its accompanying caption read: “Thank you…”
Castillo, on the other hand, shared a photo of him and Abad at the festival venue.
Early May, Abad and Castillo spent time together with a group of friends in Bangkok, Thailand.
Abad was in a three-year relationship with singer-actor Guji Lorenzana before calling it quits early this year. Castillo broke up with actress Melissa Ricks last year.
Before the news of confirmation broke, Ricks had already weighed in on the supposed Kaye-Paul Jake link.
“May kutob na akong mangyayari iyan eventually so ako naman, I just wish them the best. I just wish them happiness. Lahat na lang tayo maging masaya… Ayaw ko nang pahabain, hayaan na lang natin sa ganoon.
“Ayaw ko na ng gulo. Parang, can we just live happy lives? Friends naman kami ni Paul Jake. Relasyon na nila ’yun… sila na lang tanungin niyo,” she said at that time.
The former “Star Circle Quest” finalist went on to share that she and Abad had the chance to bond before.
“Lagi kaming magkasama before kapag mga Sinulog, mga group-group, gimik-gimik. Kaming lahat nina Paul Jake, nina Guji, nina Beauty (Gonzales). Marami kami,” she recalled.
“Ganoon talaga ang buhay nowadays. Saka artista naman tayo; switch, switch, pass, pass. Tanggap ko na ’yun.”
Showbiz balita naman, big winner sina pop princess Sarah Geronimo, Yeng Constantino, Gloc 9 at Rico Blanco sa MYX Music Awards.