What would you do for love? For Matteo Guidicelli, he willingly underwent major career change.
In an interview, the actor-singer admitted Sarah Geronimo, his girlfriend of five years, was a determining factor in his transfer to Viva Artist Agency.
Before that, Matteo was with Star Magic for eight years.
He did not deny that his decision was thoroughly influenced by Sarah, who has been under Viva since her teens. The half-Italian actor even quipped he loves Sarah more than his former management agency.
“Actually, I love them (Star Magic)… but it’s true, I love Sarah more,” was his reply when teased about it.
According to Matteo, he felt it’s time for him and Sarah to be in “one boat together.”
The pop star already congratulated him, a gesture he fully appreciates.
“I’m 28 years old already. To be honest, before the year ended last year, I had several meetings with my manager. And then I was having discussions with Sarah… and it’s like one ship for our future together,” he said.
“This is one of the best decisions I’ve (made), not just me, but my family also. With the help of Boss Vic (del Rosario, CEO of Viva Entertainment), we came to the conclusion that this is the best place for me.
“He is so supportive, he laid down plans and all and we were both convinced and decided that, yeah, here we are.”
In previous years, Matteo and Sarah have avoided doing projects together, stating that he doesn’t want people thinking they’re “using” each other for career growth.
How about now? Should fans expect to see them in a project soon, we asked.
“Please, tell the management,” he smiled.
While he revealed his future projects are still in discussion, Matteo hopes to prioritize his music. He also wants to work with Viva artists Anne Curtis, Yassi Pressman, Nadine Lustres and Cristine Reyes.
The 28-year-old actor clarified he has no bad blood with Star Magic. Matteo’s breakout role was via the 2010 fantaserye “Agua Bendita.”
ABS-CBN remains his home network, he noted.
“I’m very thankful to everything they’ve done to me. It wasn’t an easy decision but this is really important for me. Without them, I wouldn’t be here,” he said.
Stronger than ever
As usual, we asked Matteo about his relationship with Sarah.
“Our relationship has matured. It’s not yet perfect and it will never be perfect. But we’ve been learning so much from each other. I hope we became more efficient together soon,” he said.
He lauded his girlfriend for being a “strong, independent woman.”
Any plans of settling down, we teased.
“It’s a long-time dream goal. Hopefully one day,” he smiled.
Matteo denied rumors he recently got down on one knee and proposed to Sarah. The issue came up after several netizens noticed her wearing a ring, prompting speculations that they are engaged.
Meanwhile, Sarah made headlines recently after she performed during the Pope Francis visit to Abu Dhabi.
The boyfriend couldn’t help but be proud of his girl.
“Sarah is the only Filipina to do such thing. My uncle even called me and said that she came out on Vatican TV. It was really nice,” he said.
Valentine’s Day is a heartbeat away. Will they go out on a date?
“I don’t know yet. It’s a surprise,” he teased.