MANILA, Philippines -- While denying that he and Kim Chiu are now officially a couple, Xian Lim said he remains supportive of the actress' team-up with her former boyfriend Gerald Anderson.
|Xian Lim and Kim Chiu. File photo
At the sidelines of a fashion show held Tuesday night at the ongoing Philippine Fashion Week, Lim spoke to reporters about the reunion project of Chiu and Anderson in Star Cinema's "24/7 In Love," which is set to hit theaters nationwide on November 21.
The romantic-comedy movie is the 20th anniversary film offering of ABS-CBN's talent management outfit Star Magic. It will also see the first onscreen team-up of Anderson and Chiu since appearing together in "Till My Heartaches End" in 2010.
"Okay naman. Prior to 'KimXi' naman, 'Kimerald' was first," Lim told ABS-CBN News, when asked for his comment on Chiu being paired anew with her fellow "Pinoy Big Brother" teen housemate.
"Noong nasa States pa lang ako, pinapanood ko na ang 'Kimerald' sa tambalan nilang 'My Girl.' So nakakatuwang nagbalik sila, and I can admit na naging fan naman ako eh," he added.
After her breakup with Anderson in 2010, Chiu was paired with Lim in the hit series "My Binondo Girl," which started the love team endearingly referred to by their fans as "KimXi."
They have since been rumored to be a couple even off-screen, with their respective families even approving of any brewing romance.
However, addressing the latest bouts of rumors saying he and Chiu are now officially together, Lim said: "We just let people say what they want to say and we let people think what they want to think. What they see is what they get."