How Bea, Zanjoe fell in love


By on 9:33 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- For celebrity couple Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo, what started as pretend turned out to be the real thing.

Guesting on "Gandang Gabi Vice" aired on Sunday, Alonzo revealed that she asked Marudo to pretend to be her boyfriend at a bar to escape from a drunk man who was bothering her.

"Parang may pagka-DOM, lasing. Parang out of control na siya. Tapos binibigyan niya ako ng drink eh ayaw ko naman. Nakakatakot na siya 'yung ganoon na nakaka-bother na. Lasing, parang hindi niya alam ang ginagawa niya," Alonzo narrated.

It was her manager who told her to sit next to Marudo.

"Sabi niya doon ka tumabi kay Zanjoe, kahit paano, lalaki, hindi ako malalapitan. Tapos biglang lumapit 'yung lalaking umaaligid sa akin tapos tinanong niya ako, 'Excuse me, is he your boyfriend?'. Tapos sabi ko, 'Yes.' Tapos pag-alis, sabi ko kay (Zanjoe) 'Sorry talaga  ha.'" Alonzo said.

"Gumaganoon ako doon, tapos biglang may girlfriend na ako. 'Hoy teka  muna huwag mong iwan si Bea,' sabi noong handler ko. Sabi ko, 'sige sige,'" Marudo recalled.

But Marudo admitted that it took time before he decided to pursue Alonzo.

"Baka kasi isipin niya magte-take advantage ako noon kaya pinatagal ko na muna," he added.
Marudo pretended to be Alonzo's boyfriend for a second time during a birthday party.

"Nandoon ako sa isang corner tapos nilapitan niya ako 'Gusto mo ako na lang ang boyfriend mo tonight, tonight lang,'" Alonzo said.

"Kasi wala siyang kasama at saka nakikita ko siya sa malayo tumitingin siya sa akin at kapag nahuhuli ko siya yumuyuko siya," Marudo said.

The couple will celebrate their second anniversary on March 16 next year.

Alonzo and Marudo also kissed on "Gandang Gabi Vice" after the actor performed "Ordinary Song."