MANILA, Philippines - Singer-host Billy Crawford could not hide his displeasure after rumors linking him to another actress came out.
In an interview with “Showbiz News Ngayon,” Crawford, real-life sweetheart of actress Nikki Gil, showed exasperation when asked to react to speculations about him and Denise Laurel. According to rumors, they were very sweet to each other when they were spotted at the airport.
"Kung puwede lang tigil-tigilan ninyo na ako kasi nakakaumay na, nakakapagod na talaga. Pagbigyan ninyo na lang kami ni Nikki na masaya kami. Please lang, stay the distance na lang," Crawford said.
He pointed out that the rumors did not make sense.
"Nagkasama kami ni Denise papuntang Australia sa isang show. At kung mangangaliwa naman ako sa love life ko, if I'm going to cheat on Nikki, bakit ko naman gagawin sa airport sa tapat ng mga tao?"
Crawford said he didn’t even know Laurel that much, and their only connection is that they have the same management.
"I don't know Denise well enough. Never work with Denise except for outside shows," he said.
When asked if he was alarmed that Gil might get affected by the issue, Crawford replied: "Hindi ako na-alarma. Napapagod na ako at napipikon na ako."
"We both trust each other, we are both together. I love Nikki with all my heart," he added.
Crawford was also linked to sultry actress Bangs Garcia, who used to be Gil's co-judge on ABS-CBN show "Showtime."
When sought for comment, meantime, Gil merely shrugged off the rumors.
"He tells me everyhing. Minsan nga parang ako mayroong factor na, ‘You don’t have to tell me, it’s okay.' Ganyan naman talaga ang industriya natin and it's totally fine. Ang importante lang, within our relationship, off-cam we know what's true. Alam namin ang totoo," she said.
She added that her boyfriend “is trustworthy.” He's a smart man and he should know better than do something like that."