Paulo Avelino and KC Concepcion. File Photo.
MANILA – “It’s not my priority right now.”
This was KC Concepcion’s statement when asked about her love life after she confessed her feelings for "Honesto" star Paulo Avelino, who has admitted courting her.
In an interview with Elton Lugay of “The FilAm,” a Filipino-American magazine in New York, Concepcion maintained that Avelino is not yet her boyfriend.
“I’m not committing to anyone right now. I have no commitments to anyone,” she said. “It’s not my priority right now. But it will be soon enough. Honest naman ako, the people involved know my state of mind right now and my limitations.”
After her controversial relationship with Piolo Pascual, Concepcion said she is taking things slow because she does not want to be hurt again.
“I don’t want to be hurt, it’s so tiring. I’m taking it slow, talagang very slow. I’m very careful with my heart right now. I’m being good to myself, welcoming enough but also putting limits because I gave too much before,now it’s time to take care of me,” she said.
Avelino recently visited Concepcion in New York, where she has been staying since January, to belatedly celebrate the actress' birthday last April 7.
However, Concepcion triggered speculation among her Instagram followers when she posted a photo of shadows of two people.
The caption accompanying the photo quoted from the lyrics of Barry Manilow's "Somewhere Down the Road": "Our roads are gonna cross again. It doesn't really matter when."
Avelino first admitted dating Concepcion in November last year, weeks after he confirmed his separation from former girlfriend, actress LJ Reyes, with whom he has a son.
While saying she loves Avelino, Concepcion said she’d rather focus on her career and studies.
“I will be flying back and forth for work, been doing a lot of shoots for my endorsements and guestings because I still have many contracts that I need to fulfill,” she said told The Fil-Am.