Coco Martin and Julia Montes in "Ikaw Lamang". Photo: Handout
MANILA -- Actor Coco Martin denied reports that he is secretly in a relationship with "Walang Hanggan" leading lady Julia Montes.
In an interview after a press conference for their upcoming series "Ikaw Lamang" on Wednesday, Martin shrugged off the rumors, saying this isn't new anymore.
"Pero nakaka-proud kasi siguro 'yung chemistry na nakikita nila sa amin," he said. "Kasi automatic kapag kami ni Julia, kahit first scene pa lang, ay nakikita na 'yung chemistry."
"Sa amin ni (Kim Chiu), 'yun ang dapat trabahuin," he added, referring to Kim Chiu, his leading lady in "Ikaw Lamang," which will begin airing next week.
But Martin admitted that he is very close to Montes and her family.
"'Yung relationship namin ni Julia mas tumitindi 'yung pagiging magkaibigan namin. Para kaming magkapatid, lalo na ako sa side ng family nila, kila lola. Nakita nila kung paano ko alagaan si Julia at kung paano ako bilang leading man," explained Martin, who stressed that he is not closing his doors on possibility that he and Montes may end up together in the future.
"Sa akin lang, totoong usapan. Dapat nga mas pinapakilig namin 'yung mga tao pero sa akin gusto ko simulan sa friendship ...pero mahirap magsalita ng tapos," he said.
Martin said he feels flattered that a lot of people are still hoping that they would end up as a real-life couple since they believe that they are good for each other.
"Nakakatuwa at nakaka-proud pero sabi ko nga 'yun ang pinagtrabahuhan namin. Siguro ito 'yung bunga lang ng pagsasama namin," Martin said.