Jolo not the 3rd wheel in Melissa-Jake break-up

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 02 2011 02:33 PM | Updated as of Jun 03 2011 05:53 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Actor Jolo Revilla vehemently denied reports saying he was the reason behind the break-up of actress Melissa Ricks and actor Jake Cuenca.

"Naku, teka lang. Siyempre gusto ko lang i-clarify 'yan. Never akong pumasok at papasok sa isang bagay o sa isang relasyon na may karelasyon pa na ako ang magiging dahilan ng paghiwalay sa kahit anumang sitwasyon yan. 'Yun lang ang gusto kong i-clarify. Hindi totoo 'yon at hindi ako pinalaki ng magulang ko na ganoon," Revilla said during the taping of his upcoming series "Binondo Girl" with Kim Chiu as the lead star.

Revilla was once linked to Ricks after they did the TV series "Pepeng Agimat" for ABS-CBN.

"Bilang leading man, kumbaga, ginagawa ko lang ang trabaho ko bilang leading man, 'yung pagiging gentleman, trabaho lang. Ngayon, kung ako ang sasabihin na dahilan (ng paghihiwalay), napaka-imposible naman," he said.

The actor said that right now, he will be there for Ricks only as a friend.

"Siguro ang masasabi ko lang sa ngayon, kung kinakailangan lang niya ng tulong bilang kaibigan, nandito tayo, pero hanggang doon lang."

Revilla said he is happy being single and doing his work as an actor and as a public servant. He is currently a barangay captain in Bacoor, Cavite.

"Ako, I hardly have time for myself, alam mo 'yon? Politics at showbiz tapos hahaluan mo pa ng love life? Baka biglang may bumigay. Mas magandang huwag mo na lang dagdagan. Balanse na lang. Saka na lang 'yun. Bata pa naman ako. Twenty-three pa lang naman ako," Revilla ended.