|Basketball player Ryan Roose "RR" Garcia
MANILA, Philippines - Comedian-host Vice Ganda on Thursday finally addressed rumors that he is romantically involved with former UAAP MVP Ryan Roose "RR" Garcia.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Ganda said Garcia of the Far Eastern University Tamaraws is just a "friend."
"Yung nasa picture kaibigan ko talaga, hindi ako sinungaling no," Ganda said.
"Yun na nga lang ang pinanghahawakan ko. Kung magsisinungaling na lang din ako eh hindi na ako sasagot, pero kapag sinagot ko, ibig sabihin totoo ang sinagot ko -- hindi ko talaga jowa," he said.
Ganda believes that he has the right to keep matters of the heart private.
"Kahit artista ka o celebrity ka kahit paano dapat may nire-reserve ka for yourself. Hindi naman kailangan lahat ibuyangyang mo at pagpiyestahan ng lahat ng tao," he explained.
Ganda is always being teased by his co-hosts on "It's Showtime" of having a boyfriend who is a basketball player.
Aside from Garcia, Ganda is also being linked to FEU's Terrence Romeo.
Last July, Ganda was in full support of his alma mater, the Far Eastern University (FEU), as the Tamaraws took on the De La Salle Green Archers in the first round of the UAAP Season 75 men’s basketball tournament.
Ganda is an alumnus of FEU and often watches the school's basketball and volleyball games.