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Coco Martin clarifies rumored almost-romance with Angeline Quinto

Coco Martin claims he never courted Angeline Quinto, adding that he loves her as a friend.



7/26/2013 9:26 AM
Coco Martin clarifies rumored almost-romance with Angeline Quinto

072613-coco_main.jpgCoco Martin was surprised when told that former movie co-star Angeline Quinto recently disclosed that they almost had a romantic relationship last year. The singer-actress had been very vocal about her huge crush on Coco when they shot their film. Coco, in turn, proved to be a thoughtful leading man as he reportedly gave Angeline a gold necklace and even visited her during her first taping day for the now defunct teleserye Kahit Konting Pagtingin.

"Hindi ko kasi alam kasi never kami nagkakausap, pero kung ano man sigurong purpose nun, sa part ko nirerespeto ko na lang sa kanya. Kasi ako bilang lalaki, hindi ka dapat pumatol lalo na kung babae ang nagsasalita. I-respeto mo na lang kung ano man yung dahilan kung bakit sinabi niya yun or kung ano man purpose kung bakit may ganon," Coco said.

When asked if it's true that he courted Angeline without intending to push through with it, Coco explained that he never misled her. If he had made thoughtful gestures, it's because they've become good friends and he wanted to guide her on her first acting stint. "Wala naman ako pinaasa. Kasi alam ko nagtulungan kami sa trabaho, para sa acting na rin niya tinulungan ko siya. Magkaibigan kami. Walang ganon. Actually, first taping niya sa Kahit Konting Pagtingin dinalaw ko pa siya sa set eh... Mabait siya. Hindi mahirap na mahulog din yung loob mo sa kanya. Pero yung paasa wala namang ganon."

Rumor has it that one of the reasons why they drifted apart is because Coco got jealous of Sam Milby, who happened to be Angeline's leading man at the time. "Wala din namang ganon." At any rate, Coco added that they probably lost touch since they got busy with their respective projects.

Asked if they had a closure of sorts just to clear things between them, Coco simply replied, "Basta alam ko magkaibigan kami at nagkatrabaho kami at mabuti siyang tao. Wala ako masasabi sa kanya. Basta natatandaan ko lang maganda experience ko sa kanya bilang katrabaho at mahal ko siya bilang kaibigan."