MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN showbiz reporter and ANC host Ginger Conejero laughed off a Philippine Daily Inquirer report saying the American pop star Justin Timberlake wants to marry her.
In an interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Conejero said she was caught by surprise when she saw the front-page photo of her and Timberlake at the airport Thursday with a caption saying that Timberlake was instantly smitten with Conejero.
The Inquirer quoted Timberlake as having told photographers: "I want to marry her."
"Hindi ko nga alam kung saan nanggaling 'yon, pero nakakatawa, nagulat ako, hindi ko din alam kung sinabi nga sa mga photographers," she said.
Conejero said she first learned the news via Twitter.
Conejero said she does not believe the popular Hollywood artist actually said he wants to marry her since he never showed any interest when they met at the airport on Thursday during his arrival.
"Hindi ako naniniwala. Nagugulat lang ako na ganoon kaagad siya nakumbinsi na pakasalan ako," she said.
Conejero said that she won't believe anything unless she hears it straight from Timberlake, who is the boyfriend of American actress-model Jessica Biel.
"Hanggat wala akong naririnig ay hindi ko seseryosohin. At saka ang ganda-ganda ng girlfriend niya si Jessica. At kung ipagpapalit niya ba si Jessica para sa akin? Well, I don't think so," Ginger said.
Conejero shared that she has an admiration for Timberlake, whom she described as good artist and not pretentious.
Justin Timberlake is in Manila to perform as a guest at the concert of Grammy Award winning record producer, singer and rapper Timbaland on March 27 at the SM Mall of Asia's concert venue.