MANILA – KZ Tandingan denied rumors that Matteo Guidicelli courted her in the past.
In an interview with Boy Abunda on Tuesday night, the singer said they are just really close friends and never had any romantic ties.
“We used to be very close friends na halos araw-araw nag-uusap na close friends,” she said.
Asked if it is possible that she didn't know that Guidicelli was already pursuing her then, Tandingan said: “Hindi, kasi sabi naman niya hindi [siya nanligaw].”
“Na-interview ako ng ‘The Buzz’ about doon. Sinabi ko sa kanya na, ‘Uy, tinanong ako ng 'The Buzz' kung nililigawan mo daw ba ako.’ Tapos tinanong niya anong isinagot ko. Nag-joke ako sabi ko oo. Tapos sabi niya, ‘Ha? Hindi ah.’ So hindi,” she explained further.
Guidicelli is currently with singer-actress Sarah Geronimo, while Tandingan is in a relationship with musician TJ Monterde.
According to Tandingan, Monterde is her first boyfriend and has yet to get used to talking about him especially to her parents.
Sharing how they first met, the “Your Face Sounds Familiar” contestant said: “After ng ‘X Factor,’ may kasama ako na maraming friends din na mga musicians dito sa Manila. Siya 'yung gumawa ng paraan para magkita-kita 'yung mga musicians. Doon ko siya na-meet.”
Was it love at first sight?
“Hindi rin. Sa barkada kasi namin, ako lang 'yung babae. Kahit nung medyo nagpaparamdam na siya sabi niya, hindi ko napapansin kasi barkada,” she said.
They have been together for eight months now but Tandingan said they don't want to rush into anything.
“Pinag-uusapan din naman namin na kahit may relationship kami, priority pa din dapat namin 'yung career kasi 'yun ang unang reason naman kung bakit kami nasa Manila and we want to give our families better lives,” she said.
Tandingan also said she is blessed to have her boyfriend because he is very understanding.