Lauren Novero denies rumors of dating Eula Valdez. The two have been reported to have developed a close relationship while starring in Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal—staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) from February-March this year.
"Oo narinig ko na [‘yang rumor na ‘yan]," he says in an interview with The Buzz at the premiere of Kaleldo-his latest movie. "Hindi na kami ganoon ka-close kasi tapos na ‘yong play na ginawa namin. Siguro magkikita uli kami kapag nagkaroon ng re-run ‘yong Zsa Zsa."
"Lumalabas kami na magkakasama, as a group. ‘Yong grupo naman namin sa CCP napaka-close talaga kami lahat doon. Kaya kapag nagpapaalam kami [sa isa't isa] talagang nagyayakapan kami, [nagbe-]beso... Right after ng shows and rehearsal, gumigimik kami."
After the movie started, Eula arrived late for the event. She vehemently denies rumors of her splitting-up with her husband Richard Litonjua, much more dating Lauren Novero.
"Hello?" exclaims Eula. "Taga doon siya [sa Australia], oo. Technically dahil doon siya nagtratrabaho at dito ako nagtratrabaho [magkahiwalay kami] pero the marriage is not over."
"Hindi totoo," she says simply about the Lauren issue.