Kapuso actor Rocco Nacino finally opened up about his rumored relationship with professional volleyball player Melissa Gohing. The 31-year-old actor spoke with PEP.ph and revealed that the two of them have been in a relationship for at least five months now and it sprung from their mutual love for sports.
He said, "Nakakatuwa lang, we started out as friends, tapos biglang nag-click kami bigla, nagtuluy-tuloy lang. So, I think the love for sports."
He added, "Matagal na kami magkakilala... nagkataon na nagkita kami ulit. And then, that's where things kicked off. Nag-date na rin kami before, pero dahil sobrang busy siya sa season niya, ako sa Enca [Encantadia], hindi rin nagkatuluyan. Nung nagkita kami ulit, dun na. Yung strike two, dun kami nagdire-diretso. Matagal na, mga two years ago kami nagkakilala."
Rocco then opened up about what she liked about Melissa. He shared, "Siguro yung pagiging very competitive, because isa siyang athlete and I, being one, aside from being an actor. And nakita ko sa kanya kung anong meron rin ako—yung fire, yung hunger, and sobrang nagja-jive kami when it comes to talking about everything."
In March, speculations of their relationship got the attention of netizens because a photo of them taken at Melissa's friend's wedding made the rounds online.
The 26-year-old former DLSU Lady Spikers libero was in the line up of the school's winning UAAP streak, where she was awarded the Rookie of the Year in Season 71 of the collegiate league. She is currently among the players for Creamline Cool Smashers, who are competing in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League (PVL). At the same time, she is a sports reporter for the ABS-CBN Sports & Action (S&A) channel.
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