Shaina Magdayao may be single but that doesn’t mean that she’s lonely. This was what the 24-year-old star told the press during her contract signing with ABS-CBN last Thursday.
“But the thing is I am happy. For the first time I am really happy na ako lang siguro it comes with age na mas secure ka siguro maski wala kang partner,” Shaina explained.
Shaina said she feels empowered. “Mas nadadagdagan ang confidence ko na ‘Okay mas buo ako ngayon maybe mas magiging maganda ang next relationship ko,’” she said.
Rumors continue to surround her love life, the most recent of which was that she’s seeing Sam Milby. Instead of dodging the issue, Shaina squarely answered that they are indeed hanging out. "We've been seeing each other. Nagkakasama kami with our other friends and non-showbiz friends. Maybe because I have time right now and he has time right now. But courtship? Maybe siya na lang ang tanungin niyo at pangit naman na sa babae manggaling," Shaina said.
Although she said that they are seeing each other “regularly,” Shaina refused to say if the Fil-American actor has a fair chance in winning her heart. “Gaya ng lagi kong sinasabi ayokong mag-close ng doors. Ayokong mag-no. Ayokong magsalita ng tapos kasi hindi natin alam. But he is a decent man and mabait naman. So we’ll see,” Shaina said, adding that, “Tsaka hindi ko naman itatago sa inyo.”
Meanwhile, many were seemingly surprised when her former rumored flame Piolo Pascual was suddenly quoted as saying that they have opted to choose friendship instead of pursuing a romantic affair.
Shaina for her part just laughed about the issue and elaborated, "Si P friend ko pa din naman 'yon hanggang ngayon kaya lang he's just really very busy. Also his family has been very, very nice to me.”
According to Shaina there really is nothing more than friendship between her and the Hawak Kamay star. "Actually ang made-define talaga it was all too hyped up. I think masyadong na-excite ang tao na he's seeing someone and I was seeing someone after our previous relationships. It was too hyped up. Mas excited pa ‘yung mga tao," she reasoned.
So they never really dated? “Hindi, hindi ‘yung kaming dalawa lang,” she said, adding that they used to go out with non-showbiz friends a lot.
Shaina was formerly in a relationship with box office star John Lloyd Cruz while Sam was formerly dating Jessy Mendiola.