Paulo Avelino was noncommittal when asked about his photos with his rumored new flame, model and entrepreneur Natasha Villaroman.
Netizens jumped on the photos after being originally posted by Natasha’s mother.
Although they have since been deleted, Paulo’s fans quickly reposted the photos, which were supposedly taken at the luxury resort Amanpulo in Palawan.
While he became evasive during their upcoming film The Unmarried Wife’s press conference, Paulo finally spoke about it during the blogger’s conference on Monday.
“I just don’t like people getting bashed or people making up things just to destroy a person because ayaw nila sa kanya or ayaw nila sa akin. Ayaw ko lang na may naba-bash. Ayaw ko siyang naba-bash,” he said.
Although he confirmed that he was dating at the moment, Paulo did not name anyone in particular. At one point of the blogger’s conference he even joked that he was dating this three motorcycles.
Paulo’s last known relationship was with KC Concepcion.
Meanwhile, with their film tackling marriage and cheating, Paulo also revealed some things about his past relationship and his thoughts on marriage.
“I usually never imagine myself getting married. It’s between you and your partner and hindi kailangan ng papel parang ‘yun ang take ko dati,” he explained.
These days though Paulo is seemingly having a change of heart about tying the knot.
“Pero ngayon parang habang tumatanda ako, parang naiisip ko rin na ‘Oo nga no’ siguro ikakasal ako kapag gusto ng babae, ‘yun lang. Siguro just to make it legal,” he said.
When does he see himself settling down?
“I see myself getting married siguro not any time soon. It takes time to look for a partner, to wait for someone na darating na okay ka and it takes time to build a relationship with someone and it takes time to finally decide that you’re getting married,” he explained.
Catch Paulo, Angelica Panganiban and Dingdong Dantes in The Unmarried Wife in cinemas nationwide starting November 16.