Maine admits she's dating Arjo

Jan Milo Severo - Philstar.com
Maine admits she's dating Arjo
“It's true, I am dating Arjo,” Maine Mendoza admits in her blog on Sunday.
Maine Mendoza / Instagram, Arjo Atayde / Instagram

MANILA, Philippines — After months of speculations, Kapuso actress Maine Mendoza admitted that she and Kapamilya actor Arjo Atayde are dating. 

In her blog post on Sunday, Maine also said that their friendship is “growing deeper with time.”

“Again, without waiting any longer, here's the statement and confirmation you have been waiting for: It's true, I am dating Arjo,” Maine revealed. 

“You might be waiting for an explanation as to why I chose him. Excuse me for saying this but... why not?” she said.

READ: Arjo Atayde 'exclusively dating' Maine Mendoza

“You may have listed a long list of reasons why I shouldn't but we all know it's made out of hatred, anger and disappointment. I choose not to judge his character for whatever he's done in the past because that does not define him as a person. I was raised to never judge a person, to always see the goodness of people no matter how other people see them,” the “Eat Bulaga” host added. 

Maine described Arjo as a guy who makes her extra happy.

“He always goes out of his way to make me extra happy and actually puts in effort in everything he does. I appreciate everything he does for me and I am happy that I get to experience such wonderful things,” Maine said.

The “Phenomenal Star” also added that Arjo already met her family and friends. She said that it was her first time to introduce someone to her parents.  

"He went to our house in Bulacan to personally talk to my parents and tell them that he has nothing but good intentions for their daughter. My parents also gave him a warning that they'd kill him if he does something bad to me. Haha,” she said.

Maine also addressed her “AlDub” fans as she explained that she and Alden Richards are just friends. The actress said she respects her fans’ feelings but spoke against online bashing.

“[It] will never be right and acceptable to resort to personal attacks to get back at anyone or to relieve your frustration.”

Arjo and his family have been the center of attacks online from “AlDub” fans since Arjo admitted recently that he and Maine are exclusively dating.

"A lot of people close to me have experienced the immense bashing from some 'fans' and haters combined, including my family and friends. It has to stop. You may not be required to love the people around the person you idolize but I don't think it's too much to show them at least some respect," she added.

READ: Twitter: Vice is most followed Filipino, Maine most tweeted

Maine added that she knew how their fans invested so much in the “AlDub” love team but added that their romance is just on screen.

"Sadly, I cannot stay as Yaya Dub forever. This is Maine, the real me. And this is real life. And I cannot go on with my life behind a fictional character," she said.

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