In a report from ONE Balita aired on November 19, a screenshot of news anchor Cheryl Cosim's text conversation with Edu was broadcast where the 66-year-old actor confirmed his relationship with Cherry Pie.
Cheryl sent Edu a photo of the script that romantically links the two actors and the journalist asked, "How true?" Edu replied, "You're the funniest! Yes, my dear." Cheryl re-confirmed the news and responded, "How true!?!" and Edu replied, "Opo, Ma'am Cheryl."
Rumors of a possible relationship first surfaced when Cherry Pie shared a photo on Instagram during a recent trip to New York. In the post, Cherry Pie can be seen leaning on Edu's shoulder as they posed for a group photo. They were accompanied by Tim Yap, Janine Gutierrez, Arci Munoz, and several other companions.
Arci even posted highlights of their trip to New York, and if you look closely, there's a really *quick* capture of Edu and Cherry Pie sharing what looks like a super ~sweet~ moment!
In September, Cherry Pie posted a birthday greeting for Edu where she wrote, "You are blessed and graced with an amazing life with all that it has to offer, and you’ve lived and continuously living it with so much gratefulness, charism, generosity, kindness, positivity, and laughter… To more wonderful years that are yet to come!"
The 51-year-old actress added, "Happy happy birthday good-looking @realedumanzano!!!"
Edu was last linked to non-showbiz girlfriend Iryne Garcia and he was previously married to Vilma Santos in 1980 and Maricel Soriano in 1989. Meanwhile, Cherry Pie separated from her partner Gary Tria in 2006. The two veteran actors currently star in the ABS-CBN teleserye Marry Me, Marry You where they play each other's love interest.