|ABS-CBN stars Jessy Mendiola and Matteo Guidicelli
MANILA, Philippines – Actor Matteo Guidicelli denied rumors that there are growing tensions between him and actor JM de Guzman.
This comes after de Guzman reportedly got jealous of Guidicelli because of his several intimate scenes with actress Jessy Mendiola on the ABS-CBN television series “Paraiso.”
Mendiola and de Guzman have been vocal about their admiration for each other for quite a while now.
In an interview with “The Buzz” on Sunday, Guidicelli said he thinks there is no problem between him and de Guzman since they also know each other personally.
“Marami kaming mga intimate scenes ni Jessy, no doubt about that. Maraming mga love scenes. Ako rin when I watch it, parang wow. Pero JM is a really nice guy. We were together sa isang run, he’s a very nice guy and I don’t think there is a problem,” he said.
Guidicelli, however, could not give a definite answer when asked if he is planning to court his “Paraiso” leading lady.
“We’ll never know kasi parati ko siyang kasama araw-araw. Anything can happen. Focus muna sa show,” he said.
Meanwhile, the actor-athlete maintained that he is not trying to win his former girlfriend Maja Salvador back.
Guidicelli said he and Salvador are just good friends now and he is happy that they get to keep their friendship after the separation.
“Maja and I, what I am very happy about is that we are still talking. We are good friends now. That’s the most important thing because I don’t believe in ruining relationships. I don’t believe in throwing out memories. I don’t think that’s right,” he said.
Despite what happened to them in the past, he said Salvador will always be in his heart.
“I also learned so much from her. Masaya lang ako ngayon na magkaibigan kami and I’m happy for all her success right now,” he said.
Guidicelli added he also won’t mind if his former girlfriend gets linked to actor Piolo Pascual.
“Piolo is a really cool guy. We train together, we do triathlons together. He is a nice guy. I trust him. Wala naman, there’s nothing to be jealous about. Walang problema [kung ma-link sila]. Mabait naman si Piolo at Maja,” he said.
According to “The Buzz” host Toni Gonzaga, who is also Salvador’s friend, Pascual is the actress's “ultimate crush” in show business.