MANILA – “Ang Probinsyano” actor Arjo Atayde finally broke his silence about rumors linking him to young actress Jane Oineza.
During her “Kris TV” appearance back in March, Oineza admitted that she is going out with Atayde although she didn’t directly say that the actor is courting her.
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In an interview with entertainment site PEP, Atayde admitted that Oineza is a good friend.
“Hindi ko rin masabi na I can go full force sa panliligaw to anyone because first of all, wala akong oras, so paano ako manliligaw, ‘di ba? Especially, the first part of the relationship is to really spend time to get to know the person. For now, she’s a good friend, a really good friend and I can say na sa showbiz, siya ang isa sa mga una kong kaibigan,” he told the website.
When asked if he thinks Oineza only misinterpreted their friendship, Atayde said: “No, napanood ko naman ang interview and she didn’t say I’m courting. Somehow, we’re texting pero hindi pa naman sa stage na full blast kasi 'yun nga, I cannot give so much time because of the schedules for now.”
If he gets more free time in the future, would he say that Oineza is already the one he wants to be in a relationship with?
“Honestly, hindi ko masasagot ‘yan for now. Kasi, work muna ngayon. Work muna ang pinili ko. This opportunity doesn’t come often. I wanna focus on what I have right now. Maybe after the show, we don’t know. Sa ngayon, focus ako sa character especially pabigat ng pabigat ang istorya,” he said.