In a no-holds-barred interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda, Arjo Atayde’s mom, Sylvia Sanchez, reveals how she feels about Arjo exclusively dating Maine Mendoza. The veteran actress approves of Maine for her son and she can see how much he *loves* her. She recalls asking him what made him like her and he said, “Swak kaming dalawa. Nagkakaintindihan kami.” Sylvia says, “Napapatawa siya ni Maine. Mahal talaga ng anak ko si Maine. Nakikita ko ‘yon.”
Given all the controversy surrounding Arjo and Maine’s relationship, is he the type to give up? “Hindi. Ilalaban ni Arjo si Maine. In fact, nilaban na.”
She hasn’t met Maine in person yet—“soon,” according to Arjo— but she commends her son for going to Maine’s home to meet her family. “Umakyat siya sa bahay ni Maine, which is dapat gawain talaga. Ginagawa talaga dapat ‘yan ng lalaki kasi gusto ko rin gawin ng kahit sinong manliligaw sa mga anak kong babae,” says the Jesusa movie lead star.
Her message for Maine? “Nasa top ka, Maine Mendoza ka, hinahangaan ka. Grabe ang career mo at alam natin na puwedeng maapektuhan ‘to. Alam natin ‘yon. Pero nilaban mo ang anak ko.” She thanks Maine for blogging about their relationship status, effectively debunking rumors that her son is a stalker. “Masaya ako kasi hindi natakot si Maine at pinanindigan din niya ang alam niyang tama.”
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