Is Melissa Ricks jealous of Alessandra de Rossi?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 17 2011 12:12 AM | Updated as of Feb 17 2011 11:39 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Drama actress Alessandra de Rossi has shrugged off rumors that there is a building tension between her and actress Melissa Ricks.

In an interview with “Showbiz News Ngayon” on Wednesday, De Rossi denied that her intimate scenes with actor Jake Cuenca in the primetime series “Green Rose” triggered Ricks's reported jealous sparks.

“Kaibigan ko rin si Melissa. Silang dalawa para ko na silang [anak]. Sabi ko nga kay Jake, 'Kulang na lang sa akin ka manggaling.' Ganoon. Kasi bata pa lang talaga, kaibigan ko na siya,” said de Rossi.

De Rossi also assured Ricks that she can trust her. “Mabait si Melissa sakin kasi alam naman niya puwede niya ako takbuhan anytime. Ganoon din si Jake,” she said.

It was in December 2010 when Cuenca admitted that he and Ricks have been dating for more than a year. Cuenca has said Ricks is his inspiration.

Cuenca was romantically linked to Melissa after they worked together in ABS-CBN's television program "Pedro Penduko," which actor Matt Evans topbilled.