John Lloyd Cruz recalls how he met, fell in love with Isabel Santos
MANILA, Philippines — Actor John Lloyd Cruz has finally confirmed that artist Isabel Santos is his girlfriend.
On Tuesday's edition of "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda," John Lloyd said he met Isabel during his showbiz hiatus while he began venturing into the arts.
"Napadpad ako sa pag-e-explore ng art, so gallery nila 'yung una kong napasok," he said.
He, however, said that they have known each other for a long time, but the romance just evolved during his showbiz hiatus.
"Matagal na kami magkakilala, we were talking before but hindi nag-evolve into something ideal for us at that time," he said.
"Mula noon, present na rin siya sa buhay ko," he added.
Romance rumors between the two began when Isabel posted a photo of a man taking care of her dogs in November 2021.
Isabel also posted a photo of John Lloyd in an art gallery. Another post showed her in a lockdown quarantine with an indentified man that seemed to resemble John Lloyd.
John Lloyd's ex-partner Ellen Adarna revealed last May that she already met Isabel.
"Yes, just 'hi, hello.' 'Di ba, sinusundo ni John Lloyd si Elias? 'Pag sinusundo ni John Lloyd, then I'll bring him to the car and then she was there," Ellen said. — Video from GMA Network YouTube channel
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