Matteo insists KZ is just his friend

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 22 2015 11:30 AM | Updated as of Oct 22 2015 07:30 PM

MANILA – Matteo Guidicelli has finally set the record straight about his closeness to singer KZ Tandingan.

Speaking during his press conference on Wednesday, Guidicelli said he and Tandingan are just good friends because both of them hail from Cebu.

Stressing that they never shared any romantic ties, Guidicelli said: “Naawa ako kay KZ dahil maraming mga bashers, marami ding mga feeling may alam sila. KZ and I are very very good friends. She has one of the best hearts in the world. She’s a Cebuana. That’s why we are very close. Alam po natin na kapag Bisaya 'yung kapwa, parang automatic na close na lahat.”

Guidicelli then referred to Tandingan’s interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” where she was asked if he ever courted her. During the said interview, Tandingan took a pause before answering “no” and explaining her answer.

“I guess kasi nag-pause siya sa interview niya [kaya na-misinterpret ng iba]. Alam mo ang mga tao, hindi nila maiintinidhan, especially people watching TV, na kapag nasa harap ka ng camera, nakakakaba. Siyempre may camera tapos sit Tito Boy nasa harap mo, so siyempre nakakakaba. Pero wala, we are good friends,” he said.

Guidicelli is currently in a relationship with singer-actress Sarah Geronimo, while Tandingan is also in a relationship with musician TJ Monterde.

Concert guests

Meanwhile, Guidicelli also clarified that Tandingan will not be among his guests in his first major solo concert next month.

Instead, it will be “The Voice of the Philippines” alumna Morisette Amon and veteran singer Martin Nievera who will be his guests on the show.

“Nakasama ko si Morisette sa TFC shows abroad. We sang one time at the TFC Connect in San Francisco. We sang like a mash-up or something. Nag-pinky promise kami ng mommy niya na kapag may concert ako, nandoon si Moritsette. She’s from Cebu also,” he said.

Asked if he also notices the resemblance of his girlfriend and Amon, Guidicelli said: “Super. But Morisette has her own sound now. Astig siya eh. Kapag napanood mo siya, mapapa-wow ka talaga.”

What does Geronimo think that he and Amon are working together?

“She’s from Team Sarah. Sarah is very proud of her. My intentions lang is she’s Bisaya, she’s from Cebu and I want all the Cebuanos in a project,” he said.

Guidicelli’s concert will be held at the Music Museum on November 28.