MANILA – Andi Eigenmann and former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Bret Jackson arrived together at the Cosmopolitan's Bachelor Bash held at the World Trade Center on Wednesday, further fanning speculations that the two are indeed dating.
While they initially declined to grant any interviews, Eigenmann and Jackson eventually agreed to answer questions about their supposed blossoming romance.
In an interview with entertainment site Pep, Eigenmann downplayed the fact that they arrived together, saying they are only there to support Jackson’s best friend, actor James Reid, and her cousin, Geoff Eigenmann.
Eigenmann is also being linked to Reid although the handler of the “Talk Back and You’re Dead” actor has already denied that the two are dating.
“Wala akong kinu-confirm,” she said. “Bawal bang maging magkasama? He’s here for his best friend and I’m here to support my kuya.”
Despite this, Jackson was quick to admit that he is indeed courting the Kapamilya actress. When asked if he loves Eigenmann, Jackson simply said: “Oo naman.”
Jackson’s answer put a smile on Eigenmann’s face, prompting the actress to say: “Thank you. 'Yun lang. Oo, [hindi pa kami], huwag tayo magmadali.”
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Monday, Eigenmann admitted that she and Jake Ejercito are no longer together, with the actress saying she was hurt when photos of Ejercito kissing an unidentified girl 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.