Mariel Rodriguez admits going out on a date with Robin Padilla

TV host and actress Mariel Rodriguez has admitted to going out on a date with action star Robin Padilla, reports

Rodriguez confirmed reports that she was seen with Padilla at the Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, Makati City during the Thanksgiving party for Star Cinema’s horror film Cinco. "We watched a movie. Yes, (it was a first date). We watched Knight and Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Ang ganda ng movie," she told

Padilla met Rodriguez when he joined the show Wowowee as its first guest host when Willie Revillame took an indefinite leave from the show.

"Wala. We are just getting together," Rodriguez said when asked about the status of their relationship. Rodriguez earlier denied rumors that Padilla spent nights in her condominium unit and that the action star would drive her to ABS-CBN for her hosting job on Wowowee. "Sobrang gentleman ni Robin Padilla, sobra. Walang mali sa kanya. Sobra niyang gentleman so hindi siya ’ yong type na [ganoon]," Rodriguez told ABS-CBN.

Padilla was reportedly offered hosting duties on Wowowee following rave reviews about his two-week hosting stint on the show, reports His talent manager Betchay Vidanes, however, confirmed that Padilla will not be hosting the show. The statement was sent via text to on July 13:

"In a letter dated July 12, 2010, Mr. Robin Padilla formally notified ABS-CBN of his decision to decline the network’s earlier offer for him to host its Wowowee noontime show. Mr. Padilla cited his personal values and beliefs as the reasons for his said decision."

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