"My reaction is, I'm happy for her," said the actor during an interview on July 13.
He was also quick to clarify that there was no "overlapping" involved between Mari's relationship with him and her new relationship with Samatha. "I want to make it clear there was no overlapping in terms of that relationship," he said.
"To clear her name from that, baka may mga iniisip, 'Ah, kaya pala nag-break sila ni Sam.' There's no overlapping at all."
Mari and Samatha went public with their relationship during Pride Month celebrations in June.