Direk Wenn Deramas Happy About Matteo Guidicelli And Sarah GeronimoA few days before Sarah Geronimo admitted on national television that Matteo Guidicelli is already her boyfriend, it was director Wenn Deramas' Facebook post that put the long-ago speculation to rest.
Every morning, Matteo and Direk Wenn text each other a "good morning" greeting. But one day, Matteo accidentally sent a text message that was meant for Sarah. It read "good morning mahal."
Asked about it, Matteo admitted that he calls Sarah "mahal." Sarah also admitted this term of endearment. Afterwards, she finally said that Matteo is her boyfriend since it wouldn't be right for them to call each other "mahal" if they are not together.
Direk Wenn said that Matteo has been very open to him about his feelings for Sarah—that he liked her since five years ago. Direk Wenn added that Matteo already wanted to admit their relationship but he was waiting for Sarah to be ready.
"Di ba, siguro silang dalawa gustung-gusto na rin ‘yan, kaya umamin, e. Parang naghahanap lang talaga ng tamang-tamang timing."
Direk Wenn said that nobody could stop him from posting on his Facebook account about Matteo's text. In fact, he told the actor-triathlete that he would be posting it and Matteo gave him the go-signal.
"It’s my account. Walang pakialam ang kahit na sino, it’s my FB account!"
His post received a lot of likes and comments. However, Direk Wenn accidentally posted Matteo's number on Instagram. The actor received so many calls and texts that he had to change his number.
Matteo did not get angry at him, however. "Tawa lang siya nang tawa. Subukan naman niyang magalit sa akin, haha!"
No one called his attention about his post. First, that is his Facebook account. Someone from the press saw his post, so he could not do anything about it. Second, Matteo was the one who accidentally sent that text. Third, it is true that Matteo and Sarah have a relationship.
Sarah did not call him either. They are not close after all. He didn't even have her number.
It is Matteo to who he is close to since their "Galema" days. Even when they haven't worked together yet, Matteo always greets him when they see each other.
He knew from the get-go about Matteo and Sarah since the actor-triathlete has been open about it. But he respects Matteo and the way he confides on him. He doesn't want to speak about it before because Matteo trusted him.
"Until lumabas yung tamang panahon na... kung kay Matteo wala, e. Okey sa kanya na ilabas. “Mahal na mahal niya si Sarah. Kaya lang, hinihintay lang niya si Sarah, ‘di ba? Pero si Matteo ang unang-unang inamin publicly [ni Sarah] na boyfriend, e."
Sarah was previously linked to Gerald Anderson and Rayver Cruz.
Matteo told him about how he courted Sarah. He liked Sarah from way back; even before he courted Maja Salvador, who is now the girlfriend of Gerald.
Asked why Matteo decided to pursue Maja instead, the director said it's better to ask Matteo about it. But he confirmed that the actor had a crush on Sarah since five to six years ago.
"At saka alam naman niya siguro na kung liligawan niya that time si Sarah, hindi rin naman magbu-boyfriend si Sarah. So, lahat naman ay nasa tamang ano... Ngayon nga, e, sobra namang nasa edad si Sarah."
The Popstar Princess will be 26 years old this July while Matteo will turn 25 years old next year.
Direk Wenn refused to comment about Sarah's parents, Divine and Delfin, who were known to be overprotective of the actress-singer.
Is there a possibility for them to work together in a project? Direk Wenn said he agrees with Sarah that they are not a loveteam and they should not complicate their relationship by also working together.
Direk Wenn said Sarah and Matteo both have successful careers as individuals.
Also, the director said it wouldn't be possible for him to direct Sarah and Matteo in a movie since he already has four movies this year. He's making two simultaneously while the one with Ai-Ai Delas Alas is slated to be shown next year or in 2016.
Then, he will also be directing "Praybeyt Benjamin" starring Vice Ganda. In fact, Direk Wenn doesn't even know his own schedule. He just lets her assistants tell him what he should do the next day. That's all he worries about.
He requires his assistants to tell him about what scene he will shoot the next day, so he can study it. He also lets them handle his schedule.
"Requirement ko sa sarili ko bilang diva-divahan. Oo, yung, ayoko na. Gigising ako ng alas-singko para sa mga anak ako, ‘yung ganoon."
"Ako pa rin naman ang nag-aasikaso pagpasok sa eskwelahan. Tapos, kapag mga alas-dyes ng gabi wala pa ako, tumatawag na ang anak ko."
He is more relaxed when doing movies rather than teleseryes.
Meanwhile, Direk Wenn also opened up about his lovelife. His boyfriend is working from Monday to Friday, so they only get to spend time on weekends.
His non-showbiz boyfriend sometimes goes to his shooting or it is Direk Wenn who will go visit him in The Fort where his boyfriend works.
He's really enjoying his lovelife now, Direk Wenn said. "Kaya nga may tinatawag tayong past and present. I-correct mo ang past mo sa iyong present. At huwag mong uulitin sa iyung future."