MANILA, Philippines - Actress-singer Nikki Gil laughed off reports saying that she and her boyfriend, singer-host Billy Crawford, already broke up because of a third party.
It has been rumored that the two decided to call it quits because of sultry actress Bangs Garcia, who has always been spotted in Crawford's condominium unit in Libis, Quezon City.
Gil and Garcia worked together as guest co-hosts for ABS-CBN's hit noontime variety-talent show "Showtime."
In an interview with "Showbiz News Ngayon", Gil said that she already heard that news about Garcia being linked to Crawford. She just appealed to entertainment media to spare Garcia because she's innocent.
"Oo, narinig ko na 'yan. I don't want to say anything because nagka-work kami ni Bangs. Parang huwag naman tayo mandamay ng walang kasalanan," Gil said.
Gil, who just celebrated her birthday with Crawford on "Entertainment Live", said that she hasn't talked to Garcia, stressing that there's nothing for them to talk about.
"Wala naman kasing dapat pag-usapan kasi OK kami. Siyempre napagbiruan na, 'Ano ba naman 'yang nababalita na yan,'" the actress said.
According to Gil, the issue didn't affect her romantic relationship with her sweetheart, Crawford.
Gil said what's important is that she and Crawford know the truth and they are happy.
"Hindi namin pinag-uusapan. Pinagtatawanan namin. Ganoon siya nakakatawa. Kasi araw-araw kaming magkasama. Kung 'di kami magkasama, magkausap kami. Sa tagal niya sa industriya, sanay na siya. At ako being around him, nasasanay na din ako unti-unti. Basta alam natin ang totoo. Masaya ako at masaya naman siya. Let's keep that something beautiful," she said.
In a separate interview, Garcia said that she already heard the news straight from Gil.
"Siya (si Nikki) din nahihiya kasi ako kasama sa isyu. Sabi ko, 'Ano ang konek?' Parang ni wala man lang kaming communication or we never work together. Siguro I would understand kung gagawa sila ng tsismis kung ka-trabaho ko," Garcia said.
Garcia explained that the issue might have stemmed from the fact that she's always spotted in Eastwood, where Crawford's condo is located but she stressed that she never went out with Crawford.
She, however, bared that she's seeing someone who really looks like Crawford, according to some people.
"Mayroon akong laging kasama dito sa Eastwood. Mayroon ding nagsasabi na kamukha daw ni Billy pero for me no, hindi talaga," Garcia revealed.