Bea Alonzo denies rumored romance with John Lloyd

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 19 2016 06:19 PM | Updated as of Apr 22 2016 09:13 PM

John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo during the grand press conference of their movie "A Second Chance." Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Actress Bea Alonzo has shot down talks about her rumored relationship with "A Second Chance" co-star John Lloyd Cruz, saying she is "single but happy."

In an interview with Push, the 28-year-old Alonzo maintained that she is just friends with Cruz. "Magkaibigan naman talaga kami ni John Lloyd. I mean, we've been working together for so many years," she said.

Alonzo also dismissed earlier reports that she was spotted with Cruz at a resort in Balesin. "I was in Amanpulo with my brother and the girlfriend of my brother. Actually I was asked -- nakakatawa 'yung mga kaibigan ko [kasi] tinatanong nila ako," she shared.

Rumors about Alonzo and Cruz's romance began swirling after both called off their respective relationships a month apart.

Alonzo called it quits with actor Zanjoe Marudo last December, while Cruz was reported to have ended his three-year relationship with actress Angelica Panganiban back in January.

In an interview with reporters last March 31, Cruz insisted that he and Alonzo are not a couple and added that he does not talk about the rumors with the actress.

"We don't feel the need to talk about it. ...Kasi doon sa mga taong involved doon sa issue, alam nila naman kung ano ang totoo, and madalas sapat na sa amin iyong alam namin ang totoo," he explained.

Meanwhile, Alonzo also downplayed other rumors linking her to actor Paulo Avelino after the two were spotted in Singapore together.

"Oo, nandun siya sa Singapore, kasama ko si Enchong [Dee] tsaka 'yung manager namin na si Tita Monch, kaya kinita namin si Paulo," she shared.

In the same interview, Alonzo revealed that she will be working on a new teleserye starting May. "Para sa akin, sa mga ginagawa ko sa TV, parang kakaiba ito. Mas mature siya, relatable. Maraming makaka-relate lalo na sa panahon ngayon," she teased.