Janella denies her mom doesn't like Elmo

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 13 2017 11:28 AM

MANILA – Janella Salvador denied that her mother does not like Elmo Magalona for her.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Salvador explained that just like any parent, her mom, veteran singer-actress Jenine Desiderio, is just being protective of her.

“Hindi naman sa ayaw. I think ang problem lang talaga is mothers are really protective when it comes to their children so kung sino man ang lumapit diyan, gusto lang nila i-make sure na worthy and all,” she said.

Does her mother think Magalona is unworthy?

“No naman. I think she’s just being a mother. She really wants to get to know him or whoever man,” she said.

When asked directly if Magalona is courting her, Salvador said: "Hindi pa. Hindi."

The actress added that they are just enjoying their time together.

“We are just really important to each other naman. 'Yun 'yung masasabi ko lang and we are not rushing [to get into a relationship yet]. Priority namin ngayon is work. We are not putting a label,” she said.

Will they be attending the upcoming Star Magic Ball together on September 30?

“Wala pa akong date. For me, mas okay kung mag-a-ask pa rin. It doesn’t matter naman to me [if I’m alone or with a partner]. If Elmo will ask me, I will go with him naman,” Salvador said.

Salvador and Magalona were first paired when they worked on the ABS-CBN series "Born For You." This was followed by "Bloody Crayons," their first big screen project together.

Currently, Salvador and Magalona are busy working on their second movie "My Fairy Tail Love Story.”