Is Kris Aquino paying for Diether Ocampo's new house?

Diether Ocampo clears up the issue that he is getting help from Kris Aquino for his new house.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

7/15/2011 7:39 AM
Is Kris Aquino paying for Diether Ocampo's new house?


071511-diether_main.jpgDiether Ocampo met with the press for an advance celebration cum press conference last July 14 for his upcoming July 19 birthday. At the said event, the actor was still hounded by questions linking him to Kris Aquino. A recent blind item claimed that the Queen of All Media has plans of buying a wristwatch worth five million pesos as a birthday gift to someone. Diether was immediately suspected to be the intended recipient of this alleged gift, but the actor clarified, “Kayo naman! Nakakahiya. Hindi naman ako ‘yun. Wala akong natatanggap na ganun from Kris.”

In the months that they have been romantically linked, Diether and Kris have maintained that they are just friends who often hang out. When asked if it’s true that he and Kris have been going around Quezon City in search of a new house to buy, Diether quickly reacted, “Alam ninyong naghahanap ako ng bahay? Nakita ninyo kami? Ang bilis niyo naman! Ha ha ha!

The actor explained that he is searching for a house nearer to his place of work and more spacious to accommodate his entire family. “Taga-Bacoor kasi ako. Pero ang trabaho ko naman halos lahat sa Quezon City. Mas practical nga naman kung may bahay ako rito sa Quezon City. Tsaka lumalaki na rin ‘yung family ko. ‘Yung brother ko umuwi na from the US. Gusto ko rin na magpundar ng bago at mas malaking bahay for all of us. Kung sino pa ang makakasama ko doon, depende na lang kung sino ang gustong sumama sa akin, ha ha ha!

Diether turned to Kris for help to choose the right real estate broker. “Sinasamahan niya ako. Marami siyang kilalang broker. Naghanap kami ng magagandang lugar. Tinulungan niya ako kasi, best friend nga kami. Kayo naman binibigyan niyo ng kahulugan, ha ha ha!

He added that his dream of having a new house is his main motivation at the moment for working and taking all the projects that he can. “May napili na akong bahay pero mas gusto kong magpapatayo ng bago. ‘Yung bagong bahay ang nagiging motivation ko ngayon sa pagtatrabaho. Karamihan naman sa atin ganun, ‘di ba?

Reporters joked if Kris would be helping paying for the dream house, and the actor replied, “Ano ba kayo?! Kaya ko namang magpatayo ng sarili kong bahay! Ha ha ha! Kaya nga ako nagtatrabaho nang maiigi.

To put all speculations to rest, he reiterated that he is just friends with the TV host/actress. “Wala naman kaming itinatago. Ganun pa rin kami. We’re very good friends. Wala akong nakikitang problema dun. Kahit kayo naman, kapag may kailangan kayo, syempre lalapit kayo sa kaibigan na alam niyong makakatulong. Nagkataon na siya ‘yung nandun. ‘Yung ibang mga kaibigan ko kasi busy. Si Bea (Alonzo) tutulong sana pero marami rin siyang ginagawa.”