Dingdong Dantes and Antoinette Taus (Composite)
MANILA – Dingdong Dantes said he has no qualms about working with his former girlfriend, Antoinette Taus, now that she's back in showbiz and in the Philippines for good.
Taus left the country 10 years ago for the United States where she and her brother Tom also started their own entertainment company.
In an interview with the entertainment site Pep, Dantes said anything can happen because showbiz is "a small world."
"Siguro pag-usapan natin 'pag nandoon na. I'm sure naman, hindi naman mahirap mangyari 'yun dahil maliit lang naman talaga ang mundo ng show business.
"Pero siyempre, hangga't wala naman, ayaw ko rin naman siyang pag-usapan dahil mahirap din namang mag-speculate at magkaroon ng ganoong klase ng senaryo na hindi pa naman nagagawa," said the actor, who is currently in a relationship with actress Marian Rivera.
According to Dantes, he understands that his name is being dropped every time Taus is being interviewed since they were in a relationship before.
"Well, hindi naman maiiwasan yun," he said. "Pero to begin with, there’s really nothing to talk about. Kumbaga, we have our own things to do. I think, we have to concentrate on that."
"Ang masasabi ko lang diyan, as once part of Viva family and being part of GMA, siyempre, siguro masasabi naming 'welcome back.' Maganda na ang isang mula rin sa Viva ay nagbabalik at, siyempre, nagbibigay-pugay sa kung saan siya talaga nagsimula," he added.
In a previous interview with ABS-CBN News, Taus said she and Dantes are now living their separate lives and stressed that there is no issue between them.
"Wala ng kwento yun. Masaya sila, masaya ako. I'm back but it doesn't mean anything between us. We live separate lives. We are both happy and both good," she said.
Taus, however, said she would love to have a reunion project with Dantes as much as she wants to work with other artists.
"Ako I’m open to anything. Kaya nga hindi ko maintindihan 'yung mga nagpapaaway-away. Wala naman talagang anything negative on my end. I'm happy to be here and I'm excited to work with anyone. I'm excited. Feeling ko maraming exciting na pwedeng mangyari kung magkaroon ng projects na reunion so I’m open to anything," she said.