JM de Guzman, Happy for Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano

  • January 25, 2018
  • INSIDESHOWBIZ.PH TEAM

Award-winning actor, JM de Guzman, returns to showbiz after taking a two-year break. Last December 2017, ABS-CBN’s talent management Star Magic announced that JM is indeed back and is set to star in a movie with the producers of the acclaimed movie, Heneral Luna.

Related: JM de Guzman Opens Up About Addiction and Rehabilitation

Everyone knows that JM took a break from showbiz because he had to go through rehabilitation due to substance abuse. JM was last seen in 2015 in ABS-CBN’s romantic fantasy drama series All of Me with Yen Santos and Aaron Villaflor.

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JM recently revealed why he got addicted to illegal drugs in the Kapamilya magazine show Rated K. He said that he grew up having really low self-esteem and that taking drugs gives him power and instantly boots his confidence.

“I was bullied before when I was really young. So wala akong (I didn’t have) self-esteem or confidence that time… taking drugs gives me power,” he revealed.

JM told Rated K host Korina Sanchez that he started taking drugs when he was 18 years old and treated it as a remedy or some sort of escape from his problems. He also thought that it amplified his talent as an actor. “Akala ko nakakatulong siya sa akin as a person, as an actor at first,” he said. “It will lure you na sobrang ok dito sa pupuntahan mong ibibigay niya sa yong state…tapos kukunin niya sa ‘yo ang lahat. And sa huli di mo rin siya masisisi dahil bagay lang siya so kukunin din niya yung self-respect mo, yung pagmamahal mo sa sarili mo.” JM added.

Rated K. sunday 8:30pm.

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However, JM noticed that his addiction slowly pulled him down and made him even more struggle. “Parang niloloko ko lang ang mga tao na naniniwala sa akin. Nasayang ko ang blessings and opportunities.”

After all of the challenges JM went through, he’s now back with a new outlook in life. He’s ready again to accept projects and is excited to showcase his astounding acting skills once and for all.

At the premiere night of Viva Films’ latest movie Mr. & Mrs. Cruz starring JC Santos and Ryza Cenon, JM made an appearance and was interviewed by a lot of members of the press. Apart from the generic questions about how much he missed being in the limelight, JM wasn’t also able to dodge the question about his ex-girlfriend Jessy Mendiola.

The reporters asked him how he feels about his former lady love’s relationship with Luis Manzano. Seemingly unaffected, JM unhesitatingly said that he’s happy for Jessy. “Ah, masayang masaya po ako! Kung ako bilang kaibigan ni Jessy at babae ako, si Luis din ang pipiliin ko for her. Halos lahat na ng magagandang qualities na hahanapin ng isang babae ay na kay Luis na,” he said with a big smile.

Hi. ☺️

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JM and Jessy ended their relationship for the second time before JM took a break from showbiz in 2015.

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