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Dennis Trillo balances love and career in healthy, thoughtful way



Kapuso actor Dennis Trillo makes it a point to spend quality time with girlfriend Jennylyn Mercado despite their hectic schedules, believing in the saying “If there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Dennis Trillo (

Dennis Trillo

“Ganu’n naman talaga ’di ba? Kapag gusto mo, magagawan at magagawan mo ng paraan,” he told Bulletin Entertainment.

The 36-year-old actor knows a healthy relationship requires effort and dedication.

Though he remains evasive about the nitty gritty of the relationship, Dennis maintained he and Jennylyn care for each other in more ways than one.

“Siyempre nandiyan lang kami palagi to comfort each other lalo na kapag pagod,” he shared. “Suporta lang talaga tsaka pagkakaintindihan.”

Dennis was among guests at Jennylyn’s 30th birthday bash last May 15.

According to him, the actress’ special day was made complete with the attendance of her biological father, Noli Pineda, who was based in South Korea for the longest time.

The actor related he established good rapport with Jennylyn’s father.

“Nakakatuwa kasi mahilig sa music ’yung daddy niya, tsaka sobrang mabait kaya madaling pakisamahan,” he maintained.
Dennis admitted his parents already has good bond with Jennylyn’s.

“Nakakatuwa na nagkakasundo sila. Sobrang nakakataba ng puso na makita na okay ’yung relationship nila,” he said.
Does this mean marriage is in the offing, we teased.

“Mangyayari ’yun kapag oras na. Hindi ko masabi kasi ayoko bigyan ng oras,” he said, also dismissing rumors he already asked Jennylyn’s parents permission to marry their daughter.

“Hindi ko alam kung saan nanggaling ’yun pero wala pa,” he said, laughing.

Right now, work is Dennis’ utmost priority. He is set to lead GMA’s sequel telefantasya “Mulawin Vs. Ravena;” while Jennylyn is gearing up for “My Love From The Star,” a Philippine adaptation of the Korean hit series of the same title.

Tagged as GMA’s power couple, Dennis said he and Jennylyn can only be thankful for all the opportunities given to them.

Jennylyn Mercado (

Jennylyn Mercado

“Kami naman ni Jen, chine-cherish din naman ’yung lahat ng oras na magkasama kami. At siyempre, ine-enjoy namin ’yung magagandang nangyayari sa buhay, sa career namin lalo na ngayon na pareho kaming mayroong magagandang major shows,” he explained.

Ready, set, fly

Speaking of “Mulawin Vs. Ravena,” which airs its pilot episode today, Dennis said he never thought that he would be part of the series anew.

“Ako ’yung isa sa mga original members na nakasama sa bagong version,” he said. “Napaka-importante sa’kin ng show at very nostalgic ’yung pakiramdam na pinagkatiwala ulit sa’kin ’to.”

He is also thankful that GMA took an effort to do a sequel after 13 years.

“’Yung ‘Mulawin’ kasi naging benchmark na siya. So hindi ko talaga akalain na bubuhayin siya ulit kasi maganda na ’yung legacy niya,” he shared.

So what should fans expect from “Mulawin Vs. Ravena?”

“Maraming bagong characters, mga bagong henerasyon. I can say na mas exciting ’to,” he said.

In it, Dennis reprises his role as Gabriel, who was purified into a Ravena by his father Ravenum. He was eventually hailed prince of the Ravenas.

According to him, people will also be able to see a different side of Gabriel on the upcoming sequel.

Cast of ‘Mulawin Vs. Ravena’ (

Cast of ‘Mulawin Vs. Ravena’

“Kasi we all know na very intimidating ang itsura niya, pero makikita din natin na mayroon din pala siyang malaking puso,” he said.

He admitted the role is quite the challenge for him.

“Medyo may mga eksena kasi naka-harness sa puno, medyo masakit pero balance lang talaga,” he said, adding he now refrains from staying up late because of “Mulawin Vs. Ravena.”

“Lagi kasi maaga taping namin eh. So lagi na lang akong natutulog ng maaga kasi physical (strength) kasi talaga ang requirement on the show,” he noted.

Dennis is aware of the possibility of comparison to the previous instalment of the show. He appealed to the viewers: “Bago sila manghusga, sana mapanood muna nila ito.” (With report from Jojo P. Panaligan)

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