MANILA, Philippines – Host actor Luis Manzano dispelled all rumors saying 22-year-old model Alodia Gosiengfiao was the reason why he and former girlfriend actress Angel Locsin headed different directions.
On entertainment show “E-Live” on Saturday, Manzano said it is unfair for Gosiengfiao's name to be dragged in the issue since she really has nothing to do with what happened to him and Locsin.
“Kanina bago akong pumunta ng ABS, I even apologized to Alodia kasi na-drag ang pangalan niya sa mga nangyayari,” he said.
According to Manzano, he has been friends with Gosiengfiao for a long time already but they never dated.
“Alodia has been a long-time friend, nakasama ko rin siya sa isang event nila that I hosted. Dati ko pang kilala si Alodia,” Manzano shared.
“We never dated. There was one time na we hung out, pero it wasn’t romantic or kahit ano. Let’s put it this way, Alodia has a very [private] life. And definitely, kung ano man ang pinagdaanan ko, walang kinalaman si Alodia. We are not dating,” he explained.
In a separate interview, Gosiengfiao also denied that there is something going on between her and Manzano. According to her, she and the host actor met back in 2008.
She confirmed, however, that she has agreed to go on a date with Manzano in the past--but only as friends.
“Yes, as friends. Kasi ‘yung paths talaga namin hindi nagko-cross. He works, sobrang busy niya. Tapos ako busy rin mag cosplay. Hindi kami magmi-meet on a normal basis,” she said.
Gosienliao also stressed that she doesn’t know anything about the rumors that she and Manzano were seen together and that was the reason why Manzano and Locsin parted ways.
“Ah hindi, hindi kami ‘yon. Baka iba. Wala akong alam doon. Sana hindi sa akin mainis si Angel kasi hindi naman ako talaga ‘yung, hindi naman. If ever, hindi ko sinasadya. I mean, mabait ako sa lahat ng tao. Wala talaga akong balak na masama,” Gosiengfiao explained.
Gosiengfiao is a known cosplayer and a graduate of Ateneo de Manila University. She has done several hosting stints in and outside the country before she was discovered to be part of the upcoming reality show “Laugh Out Loud” where her co-host is Manzano.