Instead of being incessantly asked about the real score between him and Kim Chiu, Xian Lim took the lead to address the press once and for all why they cannot really reveal anything more than what they can say.
“Sinasabi ko naman na hindi ako takot na aminin na mahal na mahal ko si Kim. Hindi ako takot na halikan siya. Hindi ako takot na ipakita sa lahat ng tao na mahal na mahal ko talaga si Kim,” started Xian about the issue during the second grand press conference of their show The Story of Us.
According to Xian, the main reason why they do not want to over-share about their status is to avoid any issue that could be thrown their way.
“Kapag sinabi natin sa lahat [ang status namin], baka magkaroon ng komplikasyon. Meron naman pong proper time and merong proper place para sabihin sa lahat kung ano man ang relationship namin,” he said.
Taking off from the recent admission of reel to real couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre, Xian was prodded to expound his claim about “complications” especially since going public was supposed to be “liberating.”
“Kasi bukas na bukas ‘yan eh. Once binuksan niyo 'yan sa publiko, baka marami na pong masabi, maraming istorya na magawa, minsan may dagdag bawas. Doon po natatakot ako. Hindi ko mapapatawad ang sarili ko if may mangyaring masama sa relationship namin. So pino-protektahan ko lang talaga,” he explained.
But Xian is positive that there would come a time when he and Kim would be able to openly speak about their relationship.
“Nag-iingat lang po talaga ako. 'Yung wall, slowly babagsak din po 'yan. I'm slowly letting people know how much love I have for Kim. Balang araw, masasabi ko rin sa buong mundo kung gaano ko siya kamahal.”
Although he opted not to put any label on their relationship, Xian ended his statement on the issue with: “Nagmamahalan po kami ni Kim.”
Kim, for her part, was very curt in her response and said, “Masaya lang ako na si Xian is being himself.”