MANILA, Philippines – Celebrity stylist Liz Uy is laughing off rumors romantically linking her to President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, her close friend said Monday.
During the renewal of her contract with ABS-CBN, "Showtime" host Anne Curtis told abs-cbnNEWS.com that the Aquino-Uy supposed romance is an old issue, and Uy has long been aware of the spreading speculations.
"Hindi ba matagal na yon? Matagal na naman 'yon. Siyempre hindi maiiwasan na she's on the team with everyone, with Paul Cabral, with Juan (Sarte). So, siyempre siya ang babae, siya ang bibigyan ng kulay, siya ang babae. And I think it's understandable kung mali-link kasi ganoon nga, pero wala, it's all part of the business," Curtis said.
Uy, Preview Magazine's fashion editor-at-large, is part of a team that takes care of the President’s wardrobe and looks. She is also a close friend and stylist of the President's youngest sister, actress-television host Kris Aquino.
Curtis also said she sees nothing wrong if the 50-year-old bachelor President will fall in love with Uy, who is now unattached.
Uy used to date actor John Lloyd Cruz. Aquino, on the other hand, was reported to have broken up with Valenzuela City councilor Shalani Soledad, his girlfriend of more than a year.
Curtis said: "If ever it should happen, of course naman, Presidente natin ‘yan, hindi ba?"
"Wala naman, natatawa lang naman siya. Sino ba naman din siya para magamit? Wala din naman siya sa posisyon noon. If ever ginawa niya yon ako din ang magsasabi sa kanya, 'Hoy, dapat nga ang haba ng hair mo,’" Curtis added.
The actress said she does not know how Uy would react if she finds out that the issue is being resurrected. She said her celebrity stylist friend is currently confined at a hospital due to food poisoning.
"I don't know kung nakarating na sa kanya. Actually, ngayon lang na bring-up ulit," Curtis said.
Curtis, one of ABS-CBN’s brightest stars, renewed her one-year contract with the Kapamilya network.
Under her new contract, Curtis is set to do 2 television series, including “Green Rose.” In “Green Rose,” she will star opposite Jericho Rosales.
She will also continue to be part of musical variety show “ASAP XV” and afternoon program “Showtime.”
Contrary to speculations, Curtis said she has never received any offer from rival networks.
On Mariel Rodriguez issue
Meanwhile, for the first time, Curtis broke her silence on Mariel Rodriguez- Toni Gonzaga rift.
Rumor has it that Curtis was the one who told Gonzaga that Rodriguez was badmouthing her.
But Curtis clarified that she has nothing to do with the issue, stressing that her friendships with the two female stars are okay.
"Hindi ako ‘yon, ang masasabi ko… I'd rather stay out of it. Basta ako okay ako kay Mariel, okay ako kay Toni, okay ako kay (Luis) Manzano. So, out ako diyan," Curtis said.
Rodriguez and Manzano are also not on speaking terms, but Manzano declined to reveal the reason behind their misunderstanding.