MANILA -- "Parang kayo, pero hindi kayo. "
This was how actress Angel Locsin described her relationship with rumored boyfriend, film producer Neil Arce.
In an interview on Thursday at the press conference for "La Luna Sangre," Locsin was grilled by the entertainment press about her love life.
"Ako, hindi ko din ma-explain. Parang ganoon kapag lumalabas kami, hindi naman kami nagtatago. Siguro 'yung label na lang (ang wala). Pero hindi naman kami nagde-date ng iba," she said.
Despite this, Locsin denied that Arce is now her boyfriend.
"Kasi itinatanong 'yon at saka oo ka. Napag-uusapan namin pero siguro mas okay na ganito. Kasi barkada kami, eight years kaming barkada, at alam namin ang pinagdaanan ng isa't isa," she said.
Although not officially a couple, Locsin admitted that they do exchange "I love you's."
"'Yung label lang (wala). Hindi ba kapag kayo may 'oo,' may anniversary date. Hindi ko pwedeng i-claim kasi parang ang asumera ko naman," she said.
She did admit, however, that she's happy and inspired to be with Arce.