Albie admits dating 'The Animals' leading lady

Posted at | Updated as of 12/27/12 11:41 PM

Actor Albie Casiño and actress Dawn Balagot.

MANILA, Philippines – Saying he has already moved on from all the controversies he faced this year, actor Albie Casiño for the first time opened up about his love life and the new girl he is dating.

In an interview with Push.com.ph before the Metro Manila Film Festival parade last Sunday, Casiño admitted that he is now "enjoying the company" of showbiz newcomer Dawn Balagot.

"I'm taking it one step at a time. She's great. Siya na lang tanungin niyo [kung kami na, but] yeah, I am enjoying her company," he said.

While there are several photos of them circulating in the Internet, Casiño still decided to keep mum and refused to discuss details of their relationship.

Balagot, for her part, told this to entertainment website PEP.ph last October: "I'm not going to say I'm single…no comment na lang."

Casiño and Balagot first worked together in the Cinemalaya entry “The Animals.”

In July, the young actor was reportedly seen holding hands with Balagot during a private screening held for their independent movie.

Before his rumored relationship with Balagot, Casiño was involved with actress Andi Eigenmann, with whom he is said to have a daughter, Adrianna Gabrielle. The two have since separated.