WATCH: Billy avoids discussing Coleen

By Reyma Buan-Deveza,

Posted at Jan 08 2014 11:46 AM | Updated as of Jan 09 2014 02:20 PM


MANILA -- Singer-host Billy Crawford is not yet ready to talk about his rumored romantic relationship with "It's Showtime" co-host Coleen Garcia.

In a chance interview on Wednesday, Crawford was evasive when asked about his love life and rumored "date" with Garcia in United States during Christmas holidays.

"I don't think I need to speak right now," Crawford told

Crawford, however, shared that his wish for 2014 is to stay healthy and be more patient.

Rumors romantically linking Crawford and Garcia surfaced anew after a photo of them together spread online over the holiday season.

Last Sunday, “Buzz ng Bayan” reported that Garcia and Crawford were photographed while supposedly watching an NBA match between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks at the Barclays Center in New York City last December 27.

The two allegedly went on a vacation in the United States together.

Late last year, Garcia was among several women who have been tagged as the third party in the breakup of Crawford and long-time girlfriend Nikki Gil.

In a previous interview, Garcia said she no longer gets bothered by insinuations that she caused the breakup of the celebrity couple.

“Ako na lang parati ang third party. Iyon naman ang akala nila eh, na ahas ako. Pero ang masasabi ko lang, hindi. Ang masasabi ko lang sa mga naninira sa akin, I don’t blame you. I just feel misjudged,” she said at the time.

According to Garcia, people just misinterpret her closeness to Crawford but there is really nothing romantic between them. “[We are just] workmates. Araw-araw kami nagkikita,” she said.