MANILA -- Contrary to speculations, Andi Eigenmann is not dating James Reid, but a friend of the "My App Boyfie" star.
Following Eigenmann's public falling out with rumored boyfriend Jake Ejercito early this month, several photos of the 24-year-old actress with Reid and his friends made the rounds online.
This triggered speculations that Eigenmann is romantically involved with Reid, whose popularity has zoomed in recent months for his onscreen romance with Nadine Lustre, his leading lady in three major projects so far.
However, in a statement given to "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Monday, Reid's handler denied that the 21-year-old actor is seeing Eigenmann.
The statement added that Eigenmann is actually dating one of Reid's friends. While no name was mentioned, hosts Kris Aquino and Boy Abunda tagged Bret Jackson, Reid's fellow housemate in the 2010 teen edition of "Pinoy Big Brother."
Speaking with ABS-CBN News on Monday, Eigenmann admitted she was hurt when photos of Ejercito kissing an unidentified circulated online.
While she did not confirm whether she is dating Jackson, the actress said she has told Ejercito she needs space "to be able to do my own thing."
Asked if she feels that her relationship with Ejercito is worth salvaging, despite the numerous controversies they have gone through, Eigenmann answered: "Para sa akin, never say never because it’s always a matter of choice."
"If I want to fix things, if we want to fix things, we can. Pero I guess everything happens in its own time. Right now is not the right time," she said.