“So, our present state is just perfect since we’re still in the process of knowing each other better. It’s a good preparation if ever.”
It’s obvious that Erich Gonzales is very happy these days. It reflects in her aura. “Well, thank you,” she says. “Let’s just say that I’m content with what’s happening in my life in general. Career-wise, I’m blessed. After the commercial success of The Significant Other opposite Tom Rodriguez and Lovi Poe, I’m also busy taping for my soap Blood Sisters over at ABS-CBN. I also have new endorsements like MySlim. So, who wouldn’t be glad, right? All these contribute to my extra glow at this point!”
Talks are rife that apart from her busy showbiz schedule, she has a new apple-of-the-eye as well.
“Ha-ha-ha! Just as I thought exactly. I know people will connect it to my personal state. Okay, I’m not one who will deny so I admit I have a suitor at present. I must say he’s very persistent. I find nothing wrong with it since we’re both single. So, we’re currently at the stage of enjoying each other’s company. That’s all I can say,” she shares.
Many are curious to know who the lucky guy is. It’s been sometime since Erich broke up with Daniel Matsunaga.
“Oh my! His family is not used to being dragged in the spotlight,” she insists. “They’re privy. But it all started when I posted a picture in social media a month ago. I flew to Japan that time to attend my sister’s painting exhibit.
“I was out for two days and it was fortunate that the production of Blood Sisters allowed me to make the trip. My sister formally invited him to also attend the occasion so he followed. There was a group picture which I posted and the people instantly connected things. As for his identity, all I can say is that he’s the brother of Claudia Barretto’s present steady.”
But reports have it that the guy’s name is Mateo Lorenzo, a good-looking lad who belongs to an affluent family. “Actually, it was last year when we met. We’ve been friends since April 2017. Who knows, next year, we’re already together (smiling)? Let’s just wait and see, okay? We’re taking it one step at a time,” she claims.
“His family is into various businesses,” she goes on. “I just don’t want to divulge. As I’ve mentioned earlier, I respect their privacy. They’re not used to the controversies of the ‘biz! What’s important is that we’re enjoying our friendship at present and hopefully, we get to the next level soon.”
The pretty Kapamilya star is not really hurrying things between her and Mateo. “For one, I have my work to attend to. It’s no secret that doing three characters in Blood Sisters is not that easy. I have to be cautious with their respective nuances. But I love the challenge it brings. It would really test your acting skills.”
Mateo’s persistence is a plus point for Erich. “Yes, in fairness to him! Ha-ha-ha! He exhibits his care and concern both in words and deed. I only have good words for him.” Does this mean he has a huge chance to win her heart eventually?
“Let’s see in the coming days. As I’ve said, he’s such a nice guy so, maybe in the near future, right? It’s hard to force or rush things. It’s better to be sure.”
For the talented lass, Mateo is an ideal boyfriend material. “All I can say is that he’s too good to be true. He’s one rare species whom you don’t think exists but he does. So, as I mentioned earlier, let’s see what the future holds for the two of us,” ends Erich.