Jennylyn Mercado Is Happy Despite Being LovelessKapuso actress Jennylyn Mercado, who currently stars in "Rhodora X," is quite happy despite being loveless. She broke up with ex-boyfriend Luis Manzano last year.
Last year wasn't the first Christmas she spent alone, but it was significant for her because she just started feeling what it means to be happy from the "inside."
Now that she is really focused on her job and her life, Jennylyn said it is easy for her to just understand where her happiness is coming from.
All she needs is her family and her son with ex-boyfriend Patrick Garcia. Jennylyn said, "Tapos, ang dami kong mga nari-realize sa buhay, like, hindi mo kailangan ng ka-partner sa buhay para maging masaya. Sobrang okay na okay ako."
Aside from "Rhodora X," which is quite similar to a role played by Star For All Seasons and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto, she will also be hosting "Sunday All Stars" and the cooking show "Sarap With Family" on GMA News TV.
She has been receiving a lot of blessings these past years, so it's easy enough for her to be happy.
So even though she just broke up with Luis, she was so busy that she had no time to really mourn for that relationship. She is thankful to GMA-7 for keeping her busy because she was able to move on from that episode of her life.
In order to be more relevant in her cooking show, Jennylyn even took a short culinary course.
She learned a lot of things when it comes to love--one should not give his/her all to one relationship. "Yung, alam mo ang mga dapat mong gawin, like, siguro dapat magtira ka rin for yourself."
But Jennylyn said she still doesn't regret falling in love, but there needs to be a balance in everything.
The actress said she has always been like that in love--giving her everything.
Meanwhile, Jennylyn refused to answer questions about Luis and Angel Locsin. The two admitted they still have feelings for each other and want to be together again.
But asked if she can do a project with Luis and Angel, Jennylyn said she can because that will show her professionalism.
"As long as wala akong sinasaktan na tao, wala akong tinatapakan, wala akong sinasabing masama, wala akong dapat ikatakot."