Jessy Mendiola poses for a photo during a press conference. Photo by Reyma Buan-Deveza for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA -- Actress Jessy Mendiola on Wednesday denied that Sam Milby is already her boyfriend, despite her earlier statement that the actor-singer probably has the best chances among her suitors.
Apart from Milby, several celebrities have admitted having a crush on the "Maria Mercedes" star, including her series co-star Jake Cuenca and basketball hotshots Jeron and Jeric Teng.
But in an interview with "Buzz ng Bayan" last Sunday, Mendiola noted that it was Milby who was the first one to admit his intentions in public.
Milby earlier said he likes Mendiola because of her simplicity and beauty.
But on Wednesday, Mendiola clarified that she and Milby are not yet a couple.
"Hindi kami. Kasi kung kami naman sasabihin ko. Pero hindi talaga," Mendiola told reporters.
After what happened with her former boyfriend JM de Guzman which she tried to keep from the public, Mendiola said she will now be open about her love life.
"Yung kay JM, iba naman 'yon. Dati bata pa ako. But definitely ngayon aaminin ko," she explained.
"Pero kung may finish line man, i-urong muna natin kung nakarating man siya kasi 'di pa ako ready, 'di pa ako handa," she said about Milby. "Ako personally sasabihin ko sa inyo pero sa ngayon 'di pa ako handa."
Leave JM alone
In the interview, Mendiola also clarified reports that she is again in touch with de Guzman.
The actress said she just greeted the actor on his birthday through a common friend.
"Okay na siya, huwag na nating guluhin 'yung tao. Tapos na lahat yon. Move on na tayo kapag may time," Mendiola appealed.
Aside from "Maria Mercedes," Mendiola is also gearing up for a movie with John Lloyd Cruz.
"I feel really pressured and nervous because it's John Lloyd. He is a very good actor. I'm a big fan. I feel really lucky na napili ako," she said.