MANILA - Kris Aquino stressed that she and actor Derek Ramsay are just good friends.
On her morning show "KrisTV" aired on Friday, Aquino clarified her posts on Instagram about Ramsay.
"Alam mo, it speaks for itself. It is safe to say we are really good friends and nag-reconnect kami. Happy kami to be good friends and to be with each other and to keep each other's company and to keep each other's secrets. I think they can leave that at that," Aquino said.
"Alam mo ang sinabi nga niya sa akin was that may nagsasabi din na ginagamit ko siya na may pinagtatakpan ako and na-touched ako sa sinabi niya na, 'She's Kris Aquino. Bakit ko siya gagamitin?.' And he's Derek Ramsay, bakit ko naman siya gagamitin? Sa level naman ng hotness niya hindi niya ako kailangan at sa laki naman ng kontrata niya ngayon ano pa ba ang maidudulot ko sa buhay niya. We are friends. Siguro nasabi ko ito before na sino ba ang magkakagusto na ganoon ka-gwapo ang boyfriend mo? Eh hindi ka na magta-trabaho, magbabantay ka na lang. Pero kung ganoon ka gwapo pwede mong i-best friend, bakit hindi?" she added.
Last Tuesday, netizens asked Aquino is dating Ramsay after the host-actress posted a quote about having a second chance in love on her Instagram account on Tuesday and then thanked Ramsay for always being there for her.
The quote read: "For every girl with a broken heart, there's always a boy with glue gun."
"It was a hard day for both of us, you had your personal issues & so did I... But you were there for me & I was grateful you gave me the chance to be there for you... I said it before, super cute na may coffee pa. And now we can add chocolate marble & French Fries to that list," Aquino wrote in the caption.
"THANK YOU because God must love me to give me someone like you to lean on & count on. Bahala na kayo sa interpretation but @ramsayderek11 deserves a shout out. THANK YOU! (love, love, love)," Aquino said.
On Instagram, Ramsay replied to Aquino and thanked the actress for being a good friend but the message has since been deleted.
In her succeeding posts, Aquino also uploaded videos of an old TV commercial with Ramsay shot in 2005.
"9 years after @ramsayderek11 & I have become REAL FRIENDS. (love, love, love)," she wrote in the caption.
Rumors of a blossoming romance between Aquino and Ramsay started in late March after Ramsay posted a photo of him with Aquino on his Instagram account. The photo, which has since been deleted, showed the two having drinks one night. Ramsay, in the caption, called Aquino "the funniest."
Then days later, Aquino explained -- also on Instagram -- that she was offered to star in an independent movie with Ramsay but had to back out because of her hectic schedule.
The showbiz world has been speculating on Aquino's love life ever since she admitted she was "in love" again. For a while, talk has centered on former actor and now Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista until Aquino posted about Ramsay.
Ramsay, who moved to the No. 3 network TV 5, had a short-lived relationship with sexy star Cristine Reyes last year after his break up with long-time girlfriend Angelica Panganiban.