MANILA -- John Lloyd Cruz has finally spoken up about the viral "hugot" lines of ex-girlfriend Angelica Panganiban on comedy show "Banana Sundae."
In a press conference on Wednesday, the 32-year-old box-office star said it would be "arrogant" for him to think that the "hugot" lines are meant for him.
"It’s a gag comedy show so parang it wouldn’t be too great kung isipin ko para sa akin 'yun. Kasi parang not everything is about you John Lloyd," he said.
"Napakaarogante naman kung iisipin ko na lahat 'yung mga 'yun ay patama sa akin. Sa kaso namin, alam namin 'yung totoo. Alam ko 'yung totoo and I think that’s more than enough para hindi ko isipin 'yung mga ganoong bagay," he added.
Panganiban earlier said in a separate interview with ABS-CBN News that the "hugot" lines are just jokes.
Cruz stressed that he remained friends with Panganiban after their breakup, adding that that they even constantly text each other.
"Sana huwag mabigyan ng kulay or huwag mabigyan ng ibang ibig sabihin because dalawang tao kaming may pinagsamahan and hindi naman imposibleng maging magkaibigan kami," he said.
Recently, Panganiban even took Instagram to promote Cruz's movie "Just the 3 of Us" with Jennylyn Mercado.
Cruz said he is thankful for Panganiban's support, adding that the actress has always been that way.
"Ganun naman siya ever since eh. And like I said we’re friends so parang ang friends naman nagbibigay ng suporta sa isa’t isa," he said.
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Asked if he is now ready to enter another relationship, Cruz said: "Hindi pa eh. Marami pang trabaho. I’m really taking my time kasi medyo may edad na rin tayo, hindi na tayo puwedeng pa-date-date lang. I’d rather be working than dating.”