MANILA, Philippines -- Weeks after a photo of him and Maja Salvador apparently kissing circulated online, Piolo Pascual finally explained the story behind the captured moment.
A screen grab from the video showing photos where Maja Salvador and Piolo Pascual appear to be kissing.
The photo in question went viral some days after a video, which shows images of both Kapamilya talents inside a car, was posted in November on video-sharing site YouTube. In one photo, Pascual, 35, and Salvador, 24, appear to be intimate.
According to the description of the video, the photos were taken on November 24 at McKinley Hills in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.
"I was coming out of a run sa Sunlife last week tapos nag-'Star Magic Gives Back' concert kami," Pascual was quoted as saying by entertainment news site Push.com.ph.
"I was driving out of McKinley, nakita ko siya (Salvador), nagpaalam ako. Then she suddenly rode in my car tapos 'yun, may pumicture na we were going to kiss, tapos 'yun na," the actor added.
Although the photo may suggest a romantic relationship between the two, Pascual clarified that he is only friends with Salvador. Referring to the actress' former boyfriend, Pascual said, "I am friends with Matteo (Guidicelli) as well, and Maja is a nice girl as well, busy sa trabaho 'yun."
The "Apoy sa Dagat" star also laughed off jokes from their friends linking them as a couple. "Lokohan lang iyon, wala 'yun," he said.