Model-actress and former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Heaven Peralejo admitted she felt pressured after Jimuel Pacquiao, son of boxing champ Sen. Manny Pacquiao, decided to court her.
Heaven said in an interview with ABS-CBN morning talk show “Magandang Buhay” that she initially hid her relationship with the younger Pacquiao because she wanted to avoid the unnecessary negativity from the people who would disapprove of their romance.
“Na-pressure ako. Kaya itinago namin for a while habang nanliligaw po, habang hindi pa sure,” Heaven said.
“Sabi ko: ‘Atin na lang muna, privacy muna.’ Kasi ayaw ko rin naman na ang daming masabi ng mga tao and hindi ko din naman po maiiwasan ‘yon. So parang mas gusto kong i-cherish na lang kung ano ang mayroon kami at hindi siya ano sa public eye,” she added.
The 19-year-old model-actress also said she took time before deciding to get in a relationship with Jimuel.
“One year din po siya nangligaw. Ako kasi po, gusto kong makita ’yung effort. At saka naghihintay din po ako ng sign, hinihintay din po ako na ready ako. Kasi siyempre ayaw kong pumasok sa first relationship ko na nagmamadali,” she said.
Jimuel and Heaven confirmed that they are dating back in March.
According to them, they first met at a mall after Jimuel asked for a photo with Heaven.
They met again at the same mall for the second time around and it did not last long before Jimuel started to court Heaven.
Jimuel and Heaven said that their relationship is going well because they have so many similarities.