- Iñigo Pascual recently admitted that he and Maris Racal are "exclusively talking"
- Maris says she did not have a relationship with Diego Loyzaga
- The young actress admits feeling hurt from rumors that she caused the break up between Diego and former girlfriend Sofia Andres
On Wednesday's episode of late night talk show "Tonight with Boy Abunda", 20-year-old Maris Racal categorically denies having a romantic relationship with former co-star Diego Loyzaga.
Maris said she and Diego are just friends. She imagines that her closeness to Diego's mom and aunt are the reason some fans think they had a relationship.
Diego is the son of actress Teresa Loyzaga and actor Cesar Montano. Bing Loyzaga, also an actress, is his aunt.
Maris also said she and Sofia Andres are friends.
Iñigo, for his part, defended Maris and said he felt bad that people think Maris is capable of breaking up a couple. He said the four of them just laugh about the unfounded rumors.
The actor had recently labeled his relationship with Maris as "exclusively talking". He said it means they're not committed to dating yet, but he is not interested in seeing anyone else at the moment.
He added that he enjoys getting to know Maris and they're not in a hurry to commit to a serious relationship.
They are both focused on their blossoming careers.
Diego, meanwhile, recently posted a photo of him and Sofia and captioned it with "Cos I miss you on my feed"