MANILA — “Los Bastardos” star Joseph Marco has confirmed rumors that he is dating beauty queen Celeste Cortesi.
Marco, 30, was asked about his ties with the Miss Earth Philippines 2018 titlist after photos of them together circulated online.
“We’re dating and we’re not rushing, we’re just getting to know [each other]. You know, madalas ko siyang maka-hang out,” Marco told PUSH in a report published Thursday.
The news may come as a disappointment to fans of “LoDi,” the onscreen tandem of Marco and his “Los Bastardos” leading lady Ritz Azul. The love team name is a portmanteau of their respective character’s name — Lorenzo and Dianne.
Describing his working relationship with Azul, Marco said: “Masarap ka-work si Ritz. Wala siyang arte at ang gaan niya katrabaho, at saka kita mo sa kaniya 'yung pagiging professional niya. Kapag kailangan gawin ‘yung scene, gagawin niya talaga.”
“It was a surprise kasi hindi naman namin in-expect na ipe-pair talaga kami, it was parang experiment lang siya,” he said of the warm response to their team-up. “People reacted to it, so we’re just thankful na may pinupuntahan ‘yung pinaghihirapan namin.”