In October, photos and a video of Janella Salvador and Marco Gumabao at a bar in BGC made rounds on the internet. These photos surfaced after Janella revealed that her love team partner and rumored boyfriend Elmo Magalona physically abused her on several occasions this year which made fans were curious to know if Janella and Marco were dating.
But according to Marco, he and Janella are just friends. As a matter of fact, they were actually with a group of other friends when the photo in BGC was taken.
"We hang out, we went out, we were both single and noong lumabas yung video or picture parang nagulat kami sa [reactions] and then pinag-usapan namin and I think it's best if i-end na natin agad [yung issue], because may picture nga na lumabas," Marco said during an interview with the press on December 18.
Marco also revealed that things were a little ~strained~ with Elmo after the photos came out. He even approached Elmo during their recent shoot for the Kapamilya Christmas Special at the Big Dome. "Because of the issue may kaunting ilangan na hindi mo naman naiiwasan. So ako na yung lumapit sa kanya. Sabi ko, 'Sorry kung ano man ang lumabas na issue. We didn't mean na sirain ang relationship mo with Janella or what.'"
Elmo reportedly appreciated the gesture and said, "Not most guys would do this na magso-sorry o mag-o-own up sa mistake."
Marco added that they're all good now: "Kasi ako aminado naman ako na nagkamali din ako kasi nga na-mislead namin ang mga tao into thinking na Janella and I were dating, pero, in fact, we were just going out with other group of friends."