MANILA, Philippines - After Angelica Panganiban has been spotted together a number of times with John Lloyd Cruz, reports are saying that there is a brewing romance between their respective exes.
Ruffa Gutierrez, who used to date Cruz, is now being linked to Panganiban's former boyfriend, Derek Ramsay.
But Gutierrez was quick to clarify that she and Ramsay are not a couple.
"Hindi totoo 'yun. Friends lang kami," she said in an interview on "Kris TV" on Friday. The actress-host earlier denied she was dating Cruz until they were spotted entering a posh hotel in the United States.
"So doon sa mga sumusulat na nili-link ako kung kani-kanino [we're not a couple]. Kasi when I was away, I'd been hearing all these things that I'd been linked to Derek.
"Pero it's not true at all. We only saw each other once in London and 20 pa kami so wala kaming affair or anything, as in hindi naman kami masyadong close," she said.
Gutierrez added that she has been single for about a year now, and is busy being a mother to her two daughters.
Early this week, Panganiban hinted that there is something between her and Cruz by posting a photo on Instagram of her date with the actor.
The photo had the caption "Perfect Sunday!!!! According to the guy in pink," referring to Cruz.
Ramsay, meanwhile, said in a previous interview that he has no clue about what is going on between his ex-girlfriend and Cruz. He said he wishes both of them the best.