Dingdong Dantes and Karylle are very much together.
This was the signal the two blaringly send out last night, September 26, as they walked hand-in-hand at the launching of Tim Yap's odm Limited Edition Watch II held at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City.
"Ayos naman. Same as before," smiled Dingdong to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) when probed about the status of their relationship.
Despite his busy schedule, Dingdong said that he makes sure to allot precious time with Karylle for them to catch up with each other's lives.
"Ganun din naman siya. We're both busy pero if we have time we see to it na we go out or attend events like this. Ako, wala namang shooting today although bukas meron 'tsaka taping, so I really can't stay up late," he laughed while shaking his head.
Dingdong averred that his good chemistry with Marimar lead star Marian Rivera is not driving any wedge between him and Karylle.
The handsome actor said, "Hindi, kasi alam mo, maganda lang talaga na binibigyan namin ng buhay ang aming pagganap. And natutuwa kami na maganda ang pagtanggap ng mga tao sa amin. I'm very thankful for that."
That on-screen chemistry is definitely not lost on the viewers as proven by Marimar's strong rating in the primetime slot.
"Nagpapasalamat ako dahil very consistent [ang ratings]," Dingdong said ecstatically. "And 'yong pagsubaybay nila ay nandun parati. Asahan nila na paganda pa nang paganda 'yong mga mangyayari."
Despite being formally dressed up for the event, Dingdong's great physique shined through his dark shaded clothes. Talking about sexiness, we couldn't help but bring up the topic regarding his Cosmopolitan magazine sexy photos and the Bachelor Bash event where he flaunted his body to the delight of the female audience.
Although he's quite flattered by all the attention, Dingdong simply refused to put too much fanfare on his decision to go daring, which offset his former image.
"It's really more of a fulfillment para sa akin because it's hard to attain that body," he said.
"Kaya para sa akin, it's like a symbol of me attaining something. Career-wise, wala talaga kong pakialam kung anong madudulot sa akin."
When asked if he's willing to go sexy this time in movies, Dingdong let out a beguiling smile before answering with a resounding, "No!"