MANILA - When John Lloyd Cruz and Maja Salvador saw Bea Alonzo's film last month together, fans were quick to paint the movie night as a date.
In an interview with Pep published Thursday, Cruz cleared up the rumors once and for all.
Apparently irked by several news reports linking him with Salvador, his co-star in the cult classic "One More Chance," Cruz was quoted to have said: "Nagagamit lang sa airtime sa iba't ibang show, and we don't appreciate kasi napakaliit ng bakuran natin."
"Alam ninyo, dito, lahat tayo magkakasama, magkakakilala tayo lahat dito. Alam ninyo kung ano ang totoo at hindi. Hindi ako napipikon, naiintindihan ko ang media. Pero sana imbes na magbigay tayo ng liwanag, huwag na tayong dumagdag sa pagbibigay ng confusion sa mga tao."
The "Home Sweetie Home" star maintained that he and Salvador, who was also spotted with him in Davao last month, are just good friends.
"Hindi ako napipikon, nababaduyan lang talaga ako," Cruz added about the rumors.
Cruz was previously in a relationship with actress Angelica Panganiban, while Salvador admittedly felt "crushed" when actor Gerald Anderson broke up with her last year.