Jessy Mendiola hugs Matteo Guidicelli in viral Twitter photo

Kapamilya actor Matteo Guidicelli has confirmed in a live interview Sunday that the woman hugging him in the attention-grabbing Twitter photo was Jessy Mendiola, his leading lady in the afternoon series “Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso.”

With the picture attached, Twitter user @TG_Cebu in a post said: “@TheBuzzOfficial @darlasauler Matteo at Jessy kaninang umaga stolen shot whats the meaning of diz ♥.”

Jessy Mendiola hugs Mateo Guidicelli in twitter photo

The Filipino-Italian actor told “The Buzz” host Boy Abunda that the woman in the viral photo was indeed his loveteam partner. Matteo admitted that he and Jessy have become closer after a year of being together in the teleserye.

However, when Abunda asked if there’s something romantic that’s going on between them, Matteo answered: “Getting there Tito Boy, getting there.” The actor maintained they are close friends.