"I'll cross the bridge when I get there," was Diether Ocampo's simple statement when asked about his rumored romance with Kris Aquino.
He openly entertained questions from the entertainment press who he invited to his pre-birthday celebration held earlier today at a Pizza Hut restaurant branch in Quezon City.
The two have been rumored to be dating since they filmed the 2010 horror flick Dalaw.
Both single and unattached, Diether and Kris have clarified in previous interiews that they are just friends.
However, they have also been very open in admitting to the public that they still communicate regularly and they consider each other as "best friends."
According to the Guns and Roses actor, he doesn't want to preempt whatever the future holds for his friendship with the "Queen of All Media." He said that he is just enjoying whatever it is they have today.
Just recently, reports surfaced that Kris and Diet were spotted house-hunting together.
"Taga-Bacoor [Cavite] ako. Ang trabaho natin nandito sa Quezon City. Mas convenient sa 'kin kung dito ako bibili ng bahay.
"At siyempre, lumalaki rin yung pamilya ko. Yung brother ko umuwi galing States, so kumbaga gusto ko rin at least makapagpundar ng bagong ano [bahay].
"Oo, totoo. Magkasama kami. Kasi siya, marami siyang kaibigan na broker kaya ano... Mag-best friend naman kami e," Diether explained.
For his birthday, Diether—who described his current status as "single and ready to mingle"—wished:
"Sana ihulog na ng Diyos kung sino man yung babae na 'yon. Tagal, e."
"Kasi, sabi ko, di ba, I've been through so many relationships. And whoever that girl would be, sana yun na 'yon kasi ayoko nang mag-aksaya ng oras."
Now that he's turning 37, Diether hopes to end up settling down with his next girlfriend. But says he's in no hurry to meet his heaven-sent partner.
"If the time is right. Pero at this point, no rush. Maganda rin na nakakapagmuni-muni ako at nakikilala ko rin yung sarili ko, e.