MANILA - Onscreen and real-life couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre endured a tumultuous first month of 2018, with accusation after accusation being hurled at them, in connection with the delays in the filming of their upcoming movie.
Work on that movie, "Never Not Love You", directed by Antoinette Jadaone, has since resumed, and they are in fact currently shooting in London.
But the weeks leading up to its resumption saw Reid and Lustre being the subject of rumors, ranging from drunken nights-out, feigning sickness, to cheating.
The two, it would seem, had been going through a rough patch, but they allayed their fans' worst fears when they appeared together on "Tonight with Boy Abunda" to clear the air.
The allegations of cheating -- from anonymous tweets that made the rounds early this month -- was not directly addressed in that joint interview. But in the upcoming episode of "Gandang Gabi Vice," whose teaser was released Thursday, Lustre is asked directly on the topic of cheating.
"Naniniwala ka na si James, hindi siya mambababae?" host Vice Ganda asked.
Lustre answered, confidently, "Hindi."
The teaser also shows them being asked whether they sleep beside each other -- an apparent reference to their earlier answer on sharing a home, or "living in." While Lustre, in a 2017 interview, shrugged off the topic as no big deal, the couple's "Tonight with Boy Abunda" guesting showed them being more careful about confirming the speculation.
Despite a rumor-plagued month, the couple appears unaffected, with Reid posting recently a "careless" photo of him with Lustre on the beach, learning, or perhaps mastering, "the art of deadma."