Senator Koko Pimentel has openly admitted that he has a crush on actress Cristine Reyes, whom, the senator said, gets him “starstruck” whenever they bump into each other inside the ABS-CBN building.

“Napahinto, napatingin ako sa kanya…at medyo nagising ang dugo ko,” Koko told the entertainment media at a recent party.

The public servant cleared, though, that he and Cristine have not yet been introduced to each other.

“But I’ve heard a lot about her. I’m excited to meet her,” he said.

Actress and senator have something in common in that they were both victims of typhoon Ondoy a few years back. “Habang nasa second floor siya ng bahay niya noong baha, ako rin nasa second floor din ng bahay ko,” said he who is “technically single” now that his wife, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe title holder Jewel Mae Lobaton, had already filed for church annulment in Bacolod.

Aside from Cristine, Kris Aquino was once linked to Koko. The senator said that back in the ‘90s, Kris Aquino’s mom, Cory Aquino, and his mother, Lourdes de Llana-Pimentel, had suggested that they go on a date.

“But it was not our fate, It did not happened,” said Koko.

Well, as the song goes, what about now? The senator said that he had appeared as guest on “Kris TV” recently and that he finds her to be attractive and eloquent. However, “ang problema, siya free na, ako hindi pa.”


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