Piolo Pascual and Shaina Magdayao have had their fair share of high-profile romances in the past, but it's been years since they've gone public with their love lives: Piolo with KC Concepcion (2010-2011) and Shaina with John Lloyd Cruz (2010-2012).
But rumors of a low-key romance between the two have been going around since 2012. Piolo and Shaina made headlines during last year's Star Magic Ball in October when Piolo uploaded (and swiftly deleted) a video of them slow dancing.
On Sunday, Piolo finally acknowledged his relationship with Shaina during a press conference. [via PEP.ph]
"Ang hirap nga kasing magsalita kapag alam mong, when you know there are things you'd rather not talk about. I try to choose the right words to say kasi at the end of the day, 'yung sincerity nung tao ang importante, at 'yung truthfulness ng sinasabi niya. So I just choose my words. Whatever Shai and I have, it’s really something that we value. Something that we treasure, and we appreciate what we have."
He further revealed their reservations about admitting their relationship to the public:
"Ang hirap namang magsalita kasi parang what you say can be used against you, parang ganun. Shai and I, how do I say it, mahirap i-label, I guess. So whatever it is, I guess we just have to mutually respect, not to talk more about it.
"Ang hirap kasi parang nagkaka-edad ka, and I've been with her five years na exclusively dating. I know and she knows that we don’t take out of what we have, nandun kami."