Kapuso actor Rocco Nacino isn’t only a bona fide good-looking guy who boasts a Greek god-like physique. Despite his proliferating career in the ‘biz, with numerous projects coming side by side, he still persevered to finish his master’s degree. What’s more? He finished graduate school as cum laude.
Rocco is a complete package, indeed.
Given this, we cannot help but think that only the best, or at least the nearly perfect ones, would be suitable for the “Haplos” leading man. He’s been romantically linked and involved with TV personalities in the past, such as his fellow “StarStruck” alum Sheena Halili, A-list celeb Lovi Poe, and “Ika-6 Na Utos” star Arianne Bautista.
Rocco was also shipped with his “Encantadia” co-star Sanya Lopez, but no romance bloomed between the two.
But we were all surprised when news about him finally coming across the apple of his eye surfaced. It’s quite funny, yet sweet, that Rocco found his new love beyond the walls of showbiz.
In March this year, Rocco finally admitted his relationship with Melissa Gohing. Does her name ring a bell? To some of us, perhaps, but most probably to the sports aficionados.
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It’s because Melissa is a former De La Salle University volleybelle, or a Lady Spiker who was part of the team that bagged four championship titles. In fact, she clinched the accolade “Rookie of the Year” during the 71st season of UAAP.
Melissa’s athletic career didn’t stop after leaving the institution. She currently plays for Creamline Cool Smashers in this year’s Premier Volleyball League.
In a later interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), Rocco narrated how he and Melissa got to know each other and blossomed into more than friends.
“Nakakatuwa lang, we started out as friends, ‘tapos biglang nag-click kami bigla, nagtuluy-tuloy lang. So, I think the love for sports. Nakita ko sa kaniya kung anong meron rin ako — ‘yung fire, ‘yung hunger, and sobrang nagja-jibe kami when it comes to talking about everything.”
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Rocco added that they met for the first time a couple of years ago, but they didn’t instantly become official given their work.
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“Matagal na kami magkakilala… nagkataon na nagkita kami ulit. And then, that’s where things kicked off. Nag-date na rin kami before, pero dahil sobrang busy siya sa season niya, ako sa Enca (Encantadia), hindi rin nagkatuluyan. Nung nagkita kami ulit, dun na. Yung strike two, dun kami nagdire-diretso.