Edward Barber, who turned 19 on July 15, made a guest appearance on Magandang Buhay, where he was gifted with a birthday video from love team partner Maymay Entrata. In the video, Maymay is asked to complete random sentences about Edward, and we discovered that he’s afraid of spiders, hates ampalaya and bagoong, and gets “pikon” when Maymay keeps problems to herself.
At one point, the actress said, “Ipagawa mo na kay Edward ang lahat, ‘wag lang siyang lumayo sa akin.” The live audience went nuts, and even more so when Edward responded. “Kahit anong mangyari hindi naman ako lalayo sa kanya. Actually pinag-usapan namin a few days ago, if ever something would happen, for example sa families namin and I would need to exit show business, I would make sure that I would still be there for her. Kahit wala nang MayWard, may MayWard pa rin.”
Maymay also said that she loves Edward “kasi importante siya sa buhay ko, period.” Edward said, “Hindi kailangan ng ‘dahil.’ Walang rason, basta mahal niya ako, okay na ako.”
Maymay ended the video by saying, “Happy birthday, Dodong. Chuma!” What does “chuma” mean? Edward said it’s just a word that Maymay made up but that fans researched that it supposedly means “asawa” in Japanese! Maymay used the word again in her IG birthday post for Edward. “Happy birthday, Dong. Hiling ko lang na maging masaya ka lang lagi. Chumaaaa [heart emoji]”
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