Earlier today, September 10, a press conference was held for Ella Cruz on her recent triumph as Best Supporting Actress during the 2019 Cinemalaya Festival.
During the presscon, questions about her and Julian Trono’s wedding photos was asked, prompting Ella to reveal what was really the real gist behind the photos that shocked the online world.
“That’s for our show po A Not So Fake Love Story sa Sari-Sari Channel,” she explained. “We got Nice Print (Photography & Exige Weddings) para magmukha siyang totoo kasi the story of the series is a fake marriage so na-fake marriage ko rin kayo in real life.”
It could be recalled that last August 24, wedding photos of the reel-and-real life couple circulated online, with netizens speculating that the two have tied the knot because of such.
A number of celebrities also believed their fake wedding photos, which Ella found amusing. The actress-dancer admits that on a daily basis, friends and fans keep congratulating her and Julian for allegedly being wed.
“Pinaninindigan na lang po namin,” Ella said. “Pero, nakakatuwa kasi walang negative reaction ’yong mga tao sa ganoong bagay. Lahat positive vibes lang.”
The Viva artist then revealed that it was her and Julian’s idea to release fake wedding photos online to promote their Sari-Sari show, inspired by its wedding scene.
“Ang nakaisip na [i-contact ’yong] Nice Print, ako po.” Ella revealed. “Ang naka-isip na gawing teaser ’yong wedding, si Julian po. Tas ’yong lumabas ’yong mga photos at same-day edits ng Nice Print, sabi namin ‘Bakit ’di tayo mag-release ng parang same-day edit pero tayong dalawa lang and magmukha siyang [real wedding]?’
The couple did not expect that people would believe it would be real wedding photos.
“Lumabas po siyang totoong marriage kasi wala rin kaming hint na for a show siya,” Ella said, laughing, before expressing her shock that her name trended after she and Julian released the wedding photos online.
Ella also revealed that some netizens speculated she was pregnant that is why she and Julian allegedly got married, which was not the case according to the actress. However, she admits that that is the only negative message they got from what they did.
“Lahat, they see wedding as a happy goal,” she said. “Happy achievement ’yon ng isang tao and lahat is just happy and congratulating [me]. Kahit hindi ko talaga kilala, kahit yung mga hindi namin kilala, cinocongratulate kami.”
When asked if she sees herself getting married in the next few years, Ella remained mum about it, saying it is an activity that requires financial and emotional stability.
“23 pa lang po ako,” she said. “Hindi ko pa po kaya. Ma! Si mama nasa tabi ko pa. Nagpapayaman pa rin ako.”
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