Actor Dingdong Dantes and rumored showbiz girlfriend Marian Rivera refuse to confirm the real status of their relationship.
In an interview with Showbiz Central, Dantes affirmed that they "really love each other" although he doesn't want to label his relationship with the actress for now.
"No conclusion. I don't want to put a dot into anything kung ano man ang mayroon kami. Gusto ko maging significant ang bagay na 'yan kapag tamang panahon talaga. Pero sa ngayon ini-enjoy namin ang isa't isa at wala namang masama kung nagmamahalan kami," he said.
He added that he wants to keep their relationship complication-free. "Basta hindi namin hate 'yong isa't isa. Mas maganda na good vibes," he said.
Rivera, now considered one of the hottest stars in showbiz, echoed Dantes's statement saying that they were content enjoying each other's company and that they do not want to put any pressure on their relationship.
"Ang mas maganda siguro ay ini-enjoy namin ang bawa't isa. Dahan-dahan hindi 'yon nakukuha sa mabilisan, mas maganda siguro na mas nakikilala ko siya at mas nakikilala niya ako na walang pressure. Nandoon kami sa stage na 'hoy halika kain tayo sa labas, nood tayo sa sine.' Walang tension na 'hoy bawal kang lumabas, bawal kang mag-text.' Mas maganda siguro 'yong simple na masaya kami, importante kasi sa akin sa lahat ng ginagawa namin ay masaya kami," Rivera explained.
Asked if she will allow Dantes to pursue other girls since they are not officially together, Rivera promptly replied: "Hindi."
Dantes and Rivera, who had been working together for almost two years as on-screen partners, both said thay they are going to miss each other after their third television show wraps up.
After their current television series, Rivera will be busy doing her first solo TV show while Dantes will be doing other projects for a rival network.