Bea Binene hopes her love team with Jake Vargas will last

Jake Vargas and Bea Binene (Jerome Ascano, NPPA Images)Although she wants to be known as an actress in her own capacity, Bea Binene wants her love team with co-star Jake Vargas to last.

After all, besides starting in the Sunday youth-oriented show “Reel Love Presents Tween Hearts” and the upcoming film “Tween Academy: Class of 2012,” the two have been together since “First Time”--the show that arguably started the tween craze in the Kapuso network.

“Nasa GMA naman po yun. Sila na po bahala kung papa-stay-in nila kami. As far as I know, wala namang sinasabi sa amin na paghihiwalayin kami. Pero I do hope na sana tumagal pa kasi he's a very good person. He's a nice guy and marami na kaming pinagsamahan ni Jake e. Naka-five soaps na kami,” she said in an interview during the “Tween Academy: Class of 2012” press launch on Thursday, August 18, at the SMDC Showroom in Pasay City.

“Syempre po, gusto ko rin ma-known as ako lang. Pero kailangan din naman po (ng love team). Parang team work lang yan e,” Bea added. “Basta kami, we're doing our best sa lahat ng ginagawa namin as a love team. We're doing this for the fans.”

Not closing doors

So what's the real deal between her and tween co-star and admirer Derrick Monasterio?

“We're good friend and we're okay,” she said, adding that anything beyond friendship with anyone is not her priority.

“Basta po ngayon, career muna. Wala po sa isip ko yun. Ang love naman kung darating, darating sya e, di ba po?” Bea explained.

However, Bea did say she finds Derrick's patience a plus. In a separate interview with members of the press, Derrick said he's willing to wait for Bea. After all, not only is Bea part of a popular love team, she's also just 13-years-old.

“I'm not closing my doors kasi, syempre, kung sino man po sila, kung mag-iintay sila, kung mapro-prove nila yung sarili nila, then we'll see,” she said.

If all this talk about love and relationship sounds a bit too mature for the teenage star, Bea said she believes she thinks maturely for her age. “Lumaki ako ng walang batang kasama sa bahay e,” she explained.

God's plan

The “Tween Academy: Class of 2012” star is still visibly emotional about the absence of her father.

“Ganun pa rin po. Ganun pa rin. Wala namang changes. Ganun pa rin,” she said about the state of her household after she revealed last weekend that her father left their family due to undisclosed reasons. “Tatay ko yun e. Bakit ako hindi masa-sad?”

But while the 13-year-old actress is obviously hurt, Bea said she understands that all of this could be part of God's plan for her and her family.

“Na kay God naman po yun e. Kung anong plan nya, tatanggapin ko na lang wholeheartedly. Pero, syempre, of course, he's my dad. Alam ko naman na may reason po ito kung bakit nangyari ito and may plans talaga,” she said.

“Tween Academy: Class of 2012” premieres this Wednesday, August 24, in cinemas nationwide.

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