- Janella Salvador asked for privacy regarding the reported rift with mother Jenine Desiderio
- It was rumored that the elder singer doesn't like Elmo Magalona for her daughter
- Elmo said he's waiting for the right timing to court Janella
Janella Salvador is choosing to remain silent about the rumored misunderstanding between her and mom Jenine Desiderio.
PUSH quoted Janella saying: "Siguro for me lang, sana, all the people talking about it would respect my privacy na lang even if what she did was not so private. 'Yun lang."
The rift was made public when Jenine posted on her Facebook account a rant about an unnamed individual who went to their Christmas reunions uninvited.
"How dare you gate crash both sides of our family's Christmas reunions. Do you really just do this as in come uninvited? And how could you enjoy knowing i did not come in knowing you were there?," wrote Jenine on her post.
Speculations spread that Jenine was referring to Elmo Magalona, her daughters love team partner.
PUSH asked Elmo how he felt about what happened with Jenine.
Elmo answered: "I just want peace, peace lang."
The young actor said he's staying out because it's a family matter, but he supports Janella no matter what happens.
"Like Janella said naman, it's something that is really in the family so, I just try to keep on telling her na I'll support her naman whatever happens pero 'yun, if it's part of the family, like I don't want really to be involved," said Elmo.
The issue with Janella's mother is causing a problem with Elmo's future with Janella.
Rappler reported that Elmo was asked if he sees himself settling down with Janella during the press conference for their movie My Fairy Tail Love Story.
Elmo answered honestly that it's his goal to do that.
"That's my goal talaga but... I'm not trying to rush. I understand Janella is only 19 years old," said Elmo.
According to Rappler, Elmo acknowledge that Janella still has a lot of goals to achieve before settling down.
Elmo also said he's willing to formally court Janella, but due to the rift with her mother, he will have to wait for the right timing.
"I think I'm ready but the right timing is needed. Hindi pa ngayon at naiintindihan ko 'yun," said Elmo.
For her part, Janella said she's also not in a rush and is just enjoying being friends with Elmo for now.
Janella is already welcomed in Elmo's family. She was even part of Maxene Magalona's wedding ceremony last January. Janella did the first reading.
Janella made her breakthrough debut in the immensely popular Be Careful With My Heart in 2012.
She also lent her singing voice to Disney for the Philippine release of the theme song of Moana.
At 19, she already received a number of acting and singing awards.
Elmo is the son of rap icon Francis Magalona.
The 23-year-old actor is also a recording artist.
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