Vice Ganda addresses rumors about his relationship with vocalist Kean Cipriano and actor Coco Martin.
With the upcoming October 10 premiere of his first solo movie Petrang Kabayo, popular comedian Vice Ganda (real name is Jose Marie Viceral) admits he feels blessed to have a busy schedule and a rising career. "Excited na kaming lahat sa cast. Busy kami with mall shows tapos yung movie premiere," he says when he attended the first ever StarStudio Celebrity Style Awards where he won the award for Most Stylish Comedian. The self-confessed fashionista, who is also good friends with local style icon and fellow Showtime host Anne Curtis, was excited just to be nominated. "I'rsquo;m flattered about the award kasi naman I don'rsquo;t dress to impress. I just dress to express myself tapos may mga taong nakaka-appreciate pala ng look ko, nung style ko, so masaya ako," he says. Vice Ganda says fashion is a bonding factor for him and Anne. "Isa kasi yun sa na-e-enjoy ko. That'rsquo;s one thing I look forward to, yung pagdadamit, yung sinusuot ko. Kaming dalawa ni Anne, yan yung isa sa mga kinaaaliwan naming bukod sa magkita kita kami. Excited lang ako maging part of the awards night pero masaya rin manalo. Pero masaya na ako na nominated ako," he says.
Recently, rumors linking him and Callalily vocalist and onetime Showtime judge Kean Cipriano surfaced, fueled by their sweet and sometimes hilarious exchanges on Twitter. This also led to several Vice Ganda and Kean Cirpriano fan pages popping up on Facebook and being the subject of several threads online. In his recent tweets, Kean affectionately refers to Vice Ganda as "sweetcorn" and they were reportedly seen holding hands when they attended the premiere of I Do together two weeks ago. "Hindi, hindi totoo. Ewan ko kung sinong nakakita ng holding hands. Imposibleng may nakakitang nag-holding hands kami kasi hindi naman ako humahawak sa kamay niya, yung kamay ko nasa loob ng pants niya. Joke! (laughs). Hindi, hindi totoo yun sobra," he says. The Petrang Kabayo star says their closeness is obviously just platonic. "Nung Showtime days pa naman, close na kami. Wala lang, natatawa kasi ako pag natatanong ako about Kean na parang babae talaga ako, na hindi ko maintindihan. Kasi Showtime days pa lang, close na kami tapos lalo na ngayon. Kasi sa Twitter yun eh. Natatawa lang ako. Hindi ko alam kung kinikilig ako basta natatawa ako. Magbarkada kami ni Kean. Super close kami. Basta nagiging magkasama kami lately."
Vice Ganda also clarified the status of his relationship with his longtime friend and confidante Coco Martin, whom he had met even before the Idol star made it big. "Si Coco best friend ko. Siya yung kahit hindi kami magkita, barkada pa rin kami nun. Malalim ang pagkakaibigan namin ni Coco," he says.