Shaina Magdayao and Sam Milby (Composite Photo)
MANILA – Sam Milby denied that Piolo Pascual was the reason why he opted not to court Shaina Magdayao two years ago, when he first admitted that he admires the actress.
“Walang dahilan… it’s hard to explain. I guess yung tension siguro, yung mga times na nag-hang out kami, we didn’t have a chance to really talk kasi laging kasama yung mga kaibigan din. Ako, nahihiya din ako,” he said in an interview with ABS-CBN News on Wednesday.
“It’s funny kasi dati sinabi ko na gusto ko siya ligawan. Actually at that time, two years ago, nothing happened. We didn’t get to hang out, we didn’t get to talk. So it’s nice na nung nag-hang out na kami with common friends, it started off na no pressure at all. Our friendship has gotten really nice,” he added.
Last week, Magdayao revealed that she is currently seeing Milby and they have gone out to some group dates.
"We've been seeing each other. Magkakasama kami with our other friends and non-showbiz friends. Maybe because I have time right now and he has time right now. But courtship? Maybe siya na lang ang tanungin niyo at pangit naman na sa babae manggaling," Magdayao said.
When told about Magdayao’s remark that he should be the one to talk on whether he is pursuing the actress, Milby said: “First off, kung gusto kong ligawan or meron akong dine-date, parang ayaw ko rin sabihin kasi parang kapag sinasabi ko, parang hindi siya nangyayari.”
As to the question if they are indeed dating, the “Dyesebel” actor said: “You know what’s nice? We have the same group of friends, showbiz and non-showbiz friends. Madalas kami nagha-hang out… Pero kung nagde-date kami, never pa kami lumabas na kaming dalawa. So hindi kami nagde-date. We are always with our group of friends.”
While she got romatically linked to Pascual, Magdayao's last public relationship was with actor John Lloyd Cruz.
Milby, on the other hand, last dated actress Jessy Mendiola.