MANILA, Philippines – “The X Factor Philippines” grand winner KZ Tandingan corrected reports claiming that she has a child out of wedlock.
In an interview with ABS-CBNnews.com on Thursday, Tandingan said she was surprised when someone asked her if she is really a single mom.
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While saying she considers a child a blessing, the 20-year-old singer said it is impossible that she already has a child since she never had a boyfriend since birth.
“Oo natatawa po ako. Paano naman ako magiging single mom eh 'di pa nga ako nagkaka-boyfriend eh naging single mom na ako. Natatawa na lang ako,” she said.
"Pero hindi po ako single mom, my God. Nakakaloka. No boyfriend ako since birth," she added.
Tandingan said she told her parents about it and they advised her to just ignore the rumors.
“Shinare ko din kina mommy at daddy. Kasi nandito ako sa amin (sa probinsiya). 'Alam niyo po ba na may lumabas na (isyu) na single mom daw po ako.' So, hindi po namin pinapansin. Alam naman namin na hindi totoo,” she said.
Tandingan said she was just probably misheard when she granted an interview early this month.
"Kasi sinabi ko doon -- sa nabasa ko na article kung saan lumabas yung single mom daw po ako -- baka po kasi misheard 'yung sinabi ko po na 'single man ako if love lang ang kailangan I get all the love I need.' Baka ang pagkarinig niya sa 'single man ako' ay 'single mom,'” she explained.
As in her earlier interviews, Tandingan stressed that she is currently not in a relationship.
“Wala akong boyfriend. Kung darating man ang love life, darating… hindi minamadali ‘yan. 'Yung mga bagay na minamadali, madali ring nawawala,” she said.
Stressing she is not in a hurry to be with someone, Tandingan said she’d rather focus on her family and career first than look for love. “Kung love lang I have all the love na kailangan ko,” she told Push.com.ph in a separate interview.
Tandingan is hoping to release her debut album next year. She is also set to hold a concert in Singapore soon.