Angelica Panganiban’s new car, a swanky Mercedes Benz, has further fueled rumors about her and fellow Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz.
This was after Panganiban posted a three-picture photo collage via Instagram on Aug. 28. The collage shows the Mercedes Benz logo embossed on the driver’s wheel, the car’s digital instrument panel, and the actress’ self-portrait taken from what seems to be the inside of the vehicle. The accompanying text read, “Namutla na... Kakahintay kay madam ayen.. #grocery walang magawa.. Driving around.. #ganapKahapon”
A report by PEP on Sept. 6, citing an “anonymous source,” identified the car as a Php 5.1M-worth white Mercedes Benz SLK350 purportedly given to the actress as gift by rumored boyfriend Cruz. The actor supposedly ordered the car some months back from the Mercedes Benz showroom at EDSA and even paid for it “in cash.”
The report added that the car was delivered to Cruz’s Valle Verde home “two Sundays ago” upon his request before having it transported to Panganiban’s residence.
“Si John Lloyd din daw mismo ang nag-inspect sa kotse at naglagay ng bulaklak at chocolates,” a part of the article read.
Interestingly, these pieces of information match fans’ speculations posted via comments on the Instagram post in question. User Phoebeornotobe asserted, “Galante ni JLC 5 mil benz delivered last week.” Another, Michblithe, added, “with matching chocolates and flowers inside the benz car.. sweet papa JL..”
The last comment, it seems, was in reference to another of Panganiban’s Instagram photos posted at an earlier date, Aug. 26. The post shows three stems of red roses laid on a red wrapper.
Meanwhile, a separate PEP Alerts item reported last month that Panganiban’s Mini Cooper – a gift from ex-boyfriend Derek Ramsay for their third anniversary in 2009 – has already been sold.
By JULIEN MERCED C. MATABUENA