Linking two showbiz stars is nothing new, especially if they work together or they seemingly have undeniable ~*chemistry*~. While it's true that it can allude to a romance, sometimes it's really just two celebs with a close connection—such is the case of AC Bonifacio and Darren Espanto.
Rumors of a budding romance first surfaced after the two were paired together for iWantTV's comedy-drama musical Lyric & Beat in 2022. Their on- and off-screen connection had netizens wondering about the *true* status of their relationship. But ICYDK, AC recently opened up about her thoughts on constantly getting linked to Darren in an exclusive interview with PUSH.
"Oh my gosh. It’s just so funny! Tumatawa na lang ako... kami actually," she divulges. "Kasi kami ni Darren, we’ve made it clear in our careers and in our friendship kung ano talaga kami."
She clarified: "But he really is my bestest [sic] friend in the whole wide world and we just laugh."
The 20-year-old actress-dancer said that although people might bash their friendship or may have ~theories~ about their relationship status, she doesn't pay them any mind.
"There’s people bashing me, there’s people who support it, there’s people who have theories, and it’s like, do your thing. Darren and I have a good, supportive friendship and that’s where it’s going to be," she concluded.
AC's last relationship was with BGYO member Nate Porcalla, while Darren has been linked to fellow Gen Z star Cassy Legaspi.