"Are you entertaining the thought of courting her again," a reporter asked newly single Carlo Aquino during a press conference, referring to his ex-girlfriend Angelica Panganiban.
The 32-year-old actor responded, "Now, hindi. Wala." But, as he previously said, he (and Angelica, for that matter) is not closing any doors. He added, "Totoo naman na masyado pang maaga. Kaya nga sinasabi ko rin na hindi ko sinasarado ang possibility. Pero as of now, magpapagaling muna ako."
The two had a six-year-relationship in their teens but still remained friends after their breakup. There were several instances when Carlo and Angelica went out in public with friends—even with Carlo's then-girlfriend.
In a separate interview, Angelica referred to Carlo as a very special friend. "Matalik kaming magkaibigan niyan," she said. In fact, Carlo is the only one among the 31-year-old actress' ex-boyfriends whom she remains friends with.
Recently, Carlo tweeted a line that people interpreted to be hinting at the possibility of getting back together with Angelica. He wrote, "Matalik na kaibigan, maari ba kitang maging matalik na pagibig?"
Carlo then clarified that the tweet did not refer to anyone. But when asked about his current relationship with Angelica, he said, "Ever since naman, very special siya. Katulad ng sinabi ko, hindi 'yon mawawala. Katulad ng sinabi niya, magkasabay kaming lumalaki. Naging magkaibigan muna kami, 'yung ganoon, so sobrang special siya sa akin."
Carlo is currently focusing on healing from his recently breakup with his non-showbiz girlfriend of six years. He shared that one of the reasons he decided to end their relationship was because he was losing time for her. "Kasi nagtuloy-tuloy din ang projects na ibinibigay sa akin. Paminsan hindi ako nakakauwi or kapag nasa bahay ako, siya naman ang wala," he said.
He also added that they aren't ready to get back together, "Not yet, not just yet. Nag-uusap naman kami, nagkaka-text pa naman kami pero wala pa kami sa prosesong sinusubukan naming magkabalikan."
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