Despite the persistent rumors linking them together, Kapamilya artist Julia Montes remained mum over the score between her and actor Coco Martin. However, she did agree that Coco could be considered the ‘perfect boyfriend’.
The 22-year-old actress was quick to offer an explanation on speculations that there is something ‘special’ going on between them.
“Kasi, siguro, close talaga kami. Hindi lang siya naging close dahil lang sa trabaho, kasi prior nga, lagi naming sinasabi before pa, nagkasama na kami,” she said.
“Hindi siya yung parang after work, wala na. May communication pa rin,” she explained.
Speaking to showbiz website PEP on the sidelines of media conference for her newest action-drama series, “Asintado”, the young actress agreed that the “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” lead embodies the perfect boyfriend type.
“Maano siya, maalagang tao, mabait, mapagmahal. So, kung as a boyfriend, yes,” she said.
But Julia quickly dismissed talk that Coco acts like a boyfriend to her, saying, “For sure, sa iba din.”
Although they have previously worked together in the series “Ikaw Lamang” and its sequel “Ikaw Lamang 2”, Julia didn’t mind if she wasn’t picked as Coco’s leading lady for his top-rated primetime series. Moreover, she shot down rumors that Julia is ‘selosa’ when it comes to Coco.
“Bakit ako magdyi-jealous? Hindi po,” she said.
“And actually, sabi ko nga, e, bagay sila as love team. Wala dapat ipagselos,” she graciously added. “Ang selfish ko naman.”
Julia admitted that she is close to Coco because she sees him as a mentor. Moreover, she praised him for being a generous person.
“Giving kasi siyang tao, e. Talagang parang ang tawag ko sa kanya, mentor. Nung nag-i-start [pa lang ako] sa trabaho, talagang gina-guide niya talaga ako,” she said.
“Tsaka ganun siyang tao, e, hindi lang siya sa akin, sa mga nakakatrabaho niya. Talagang giving siya, e,” she repeated.
The “Asintado” lead also clarified reports that she lives next-door to Coco, while providing explanation on why she opted to settle down in the same exclusive subdivision in Quezon City.
“Hindi naman tawid-tawiran lang, ilang streets din. Kapitbahay,” she told PEP.
“Kasi nung time na naghahanap ako ng property, katrabaho ko siya that time. Nagtatanong ako kung saan ang mga okay,” she said.
“May mga nakita ako, at tatlo sigurong property nakita ko sa Casa Milan. Tapos sabi niya, okay naman, kasi andun siya,” Julia pointed out.
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