MANILA -- Amid rumors that they are already a couple, Ria Atayde clarified that she and JM de Guzman are just friends.
"We are still getting to know each other, friends talaga. I’m saying this all the time genuinely just friends,” she said in an interview with Push at the premiere of the movie "Sunshine Family."
In fact, she said the actor is not even courting her. “Hindi pa din naman kasi dumarating sa ligawan or whatever," she said.
But asked if their friendship can blossom into romance, Atayde said: “Well if it leads to that, eh di go. Pero for now naman wala pa naman 'yon. So let's see."
In the interview, Atayde, who is currently part of the iWant series "ManiLennials," also denied that de Guzman dated her and Barbie Imperial at the same time.
"Hindi talaga. Kung pinagsabay kami eh di jowa ko na hindi ba? Hindi pa rin naman," she said.
Atayde was also asked to react to Imperial's alleged statement that she supports her and de Guzman. "Thank you. I genuinely mean that," she said.
"'Yun naman talaga. We are still at the point that we are still getting to know each other and until we get to that point I can't say that we are going out talaga."