Jean Garcia ready to give love advice-A A +A
Monday, September 23, 2013
SEASONED actress Jean Garcia will slightly veer away from her usual drama projects as she hosts the newest GMA News TV program "Love Hotline."
Aimed to take the spotlight to heartwarming and inspiring real-life love stories, the show gives practical solutions to the featured love problems through heart-to-heart conversations.
"This is a very light, feel good show. We will tackle matters of the heart and hopefully we can help those who are problematic when it comes to the matters of the heart," Jean said.
The project came as a surprise to the actress because she's known for doing drama. Jean said her experience in love and lost makes her one suitable candidate to host the program.
"Sabi ko nung umpisa bakit ako kasi hindi ako expert sa love. Pero sabi ng production, my experience will help me give sound advice to those who are seeking help and guidance," she said.
Aside from practical solutions offered by Jean and resident life coach/expert Dr. Ali Gui, the show will also feature short films as re-enactment on a particular love episode.
A guest male celebrity will also share his take on problems of the viewers and his views on other romantic issues. Among the names that will represent the male psyche in the pilot week include Rocco Nacino, Kevin Santos and Betong Sumaya.
Meanwhile, Jean revealed that her non-showbiz boyfriend inspires her. They've been dating for more than a year now and he's fine with her kids.
"Okay naman siya with my kid, actually favorite nga niya yung bunso ko. Minsan pa nga pag matagal pa siyang nawawala, hinahanap na siya. Sobrang magkasundo sila kasi naghahanap din ng father figure yung anak ko. They get along very well."
The actress said she's not hiding him from the public because they are very open of the relationship, but they wanted to keep it very private.
She added that this is different from her past boyfriends as they started out as really good friends. They bond over food, movies, and travels.
"Nagsimula talaga sa magkaibigan kami. Walang pa talagang ligawan agad na nangyari. Tapos lumalabas lang pag may occassion tapos dumalaw dalaw siya sa akin," she said.
Jean said it took her three years before committing to the guy. Right now, Jean said she likes the privacy they're having and the kind of relationship they share with each other.
"Mas feeling ko mas maganda yung non-showbiz. Wala masyadong complications, wala masyadong drama sa buhay, smooth yung relationship, and mas maganda yung iba yung ginagawa namin kasi pagnagkakasama kami may bago kaming natututunan sa isa't isa," she said.
Asked about the advice she could give to everyone who gambles on love, Jean said, "always love yourself first before offering yourself to others."
"Respetuhin at mahalin mo ang sarili mo. Diba magiging open ka sa pagmamahal kasi yang ang isa sa pinakamasarap na feeling. Pero kung hindi ka masaya at taken for granted ka na lang, mahalin mo muna yung sarili mo. Maas mamahalin ka ng taong mahal mo kung nakikita din niya na mahal mo ang sarili mo," she said.
"Love Hotline" will air starting Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m. on GMA News TV.