Shaina Magdayao downplays "exclusively dating" tag with Piolo Pascual
She calls him a "great friend I can always count on."
(SPOT.ph) Piolo Pascual made headlines yesterday, February 14, when he admitted that he and Shaina Magdayao have been "exclusively dating" for the past five years.
In a statement given to Boy Abunda, however, Magdayao downplayed Pascual's declaration, saying that he has been a "great friend [she] can always count on." Instead, she said that they were "very special" to each other.
"Just for the record, he is free to date anyone he wants, the same way I'm free to date anyone I want," she was quoted saying. "Nagkataon lang siguro na we're both not dating other people kaya nagka-exclusively dating label. But I appreciate how he has been consistent that he's not seeing anyone else but me."
Magdayao added that it was "too soon to label things officially" and concluded that she was "thankful" for his presence in her life.
The two were first linked together in 2012, but dating rumors didn't spark until October 2016 when they were spotted dancing in the Star Magic Ball.