Juliana Gomez recently made headlines when she brought Pinoy Big Brother alum Marco Gallo as her date to her prom. TBH, they were the ~*cutest couple*~ and even won an award for it!
With this development, people wondered about the status of their relationship. Is he courting her? Are they officially together? What's up, you guys?
In an interview with PEP.ph, Marco opened up about his "special friendship" with Juliana and revealed that he had to ask permission from her parents Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres if he could take her to prom.
"I asked, siyempre kinakabahan, not because he's Richard Gomez. Kinakabahan ako 'cause he's still her parent, they are still her dad and mom. Siyempre respeto 'yon sa Filipino culture to still ask if I can go."
He stressed, however, that even if they aren't in the courting stage yet he considers Juliana a special friend.
"Sa ligaw, sasabihin natin na hindi pa. Pero halata naman na special friend siya para sa akin. Honestly, I never saw our friendship coming, never."
He also said they only met during their shoot in Leyte for the Bench summer campaign and didn't expect their friendship to blossom from there.
"Things fell like [a] domino na sunod-sunod na yung friendship namin, na naging closer kami every time. It came just to the point na walang malisya, she looked at me and said, 'Do you want to go to prom?' Sabi ko, 'Yeah, why not?' Wala siyang kasama na pupunta. So, sabi ko, 'Bakit naman hindi, wala namang malisya. Okay, fine, let's go.'"
Marco detailed that he ended up surprising Juliana on prom night because he was initially supposed to be busy at a shoot.
"Supposed to be ‘di na ako makakapunta dahil nilagyan ako ng taping sa araw na 'yon. I prayed every night days before, 'Sana ma-cancel yung taping, sana ma-cancel yung taping.' Na-cancel nga at nakapunta ako, siyempre nakakahiya naman sa kanya kung wala siyang kasama. Hindi niya alam 'yon, ang alam niya pupunta siya mag-isa, and then the day itself, naghanap ako ng suit. Tapos sinuprise ko siya sa bahay niya, sabi ko, 'Ano, let's go.' Every day. I'm just so happy that I know her now."
If this isn't the sweetest thing, I don't know what is!