Ria Atayde: “We really got to know each other naman. We hung out for a bit.”
Ria Atayde remarked that it is impossible that she would fall for Dominic Roque after a netizen asked if there is a chance that they would end up together.
"Wala talaga. Dom and I have known each other since ako 10 years old pa lang noon. Kasi Tita Beth (Tamayo) and my mom are friends,” she said in an interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda. Dominic is Beth's nephew.
She added that though there are fans who are trying to ship them, Ria stressed that she sees Dominic as a brother. “Based on the photos, ang daming nagsasabi [na bagay kami] pero para na kaming magpinsan or magkapatid ni Dom," she stated.
Ria also revealed in the same interview that Boyband PH member Ford Valencia tried to court her before but it did not work out due to their busy schedules.
"We really got to know each other naman. We hung out for a bit pero kasi they are super busy and then I became busy so we barely got to communicate na rin. Universe said no. He didn’t kasi explicitly say naman na ‘Pwede ba akong manligaw.’ Walang ganun eh. I wouldn’t say it got serious. It’s just two people getting to know each other and it didn’t work out,” she said.