They've been romantically linked with each other for a while now.
So you can't really fault fans for thinking that the reason why they're not a couple yet is because someone's just leading the other person on.
But that's not the case with him and Morissette, explained Marlo Mortel in an interview on "Tonight With Boy Abunda."
"Hindi lang talaga perfect [iyong] timing," he said, adding that his priority at the moment is his mother's battle with Stage 4 breast cancer. "Never kong pinaasa si Morissette."
"Sa ngayon, since ang dami kasing nangyayari doon sa family, parang hindi ko pa kaya --hindi naman sa hindi [ko kayang] mag-effort, pero focus talaga muna talaga sa family," he added.
Rumors between the two began when Mortel asked Morissette to be his date for last year's Star Magic Ball.
Mortel was on the late-night talk show to promote an upcoming benefit concert he organized with the help of some friends. All proceeds from the gig will go straight to paying for his mother's medical fees.
Titled "Songs for Mama," it will be held on October 13 at Centris, Quezon City and will feature performances from him and special guests Jed Madela, Janella Salvador, Maymay Entrata, Kisses Delavin, Michael Pangilinan and Morisette.