Andre Brouillette broke his silence and finally addressed the rumors linking him to Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo.
In an interview with Star Magic Inside News, Andre said that he was able to meet Rabiya because they are under the same management.
"We have the same agency, the same team that is managing her so I was able to meet her as I came to Miami to do hosting for Miss Universe," he relayed.
The former Pinoy Big Brother: Otso housemate also explained the story behind the lunch he had with Rabiya and another companion in California.
"Really, I can't control what people think with that photo. What happened was we picked her up in the airport and we had time, we're all hungry, and we all had a great lunch in Beverly Hills," he said.
He continued, "So my intention uploading that photo was it was a great time with friends and a great lunch and with Miss Universe Philippines 2020, so great photo to upload for the memories. But then again I can't control what people say and not everything people say is true," he remarked.
Andre stressed that he is only friends with Rabiya.
"We're great friends and I have the utmost respect for her and she's a great person representing Miss Philippines 2020 so I wish her success," he said.
Recently, Rabiya also shut down rumors linking her to the former PBB housemate and clarified that she is not available.