Sam Milby on Marie Digby: "We decided to just be friends."

When asked why he hasn't had a love life recently, Sam Milby quipped, "All the good ones are taken... Joke! Ngayon lang natapos ang iDOL and I've been taping, so walang time para makakilala ng ibang tao."

The actor revealed that he and international acoustic singer Marie Digby (inset) decided to just be friends.

For his second indie film, Sam Milby will be playing a balikbayan for the 6th Cinema One Originals' entry Third World Happy. Sam's first indie film is the action-suspense film Cul de Sac.

Directed by Edward James or EJ Salcedo, Third World Happy stars Sam with Jodi Sta. Maria. The latter plays the girlfriend left behind in the Philippines when Sam's character decides to go to the United States.

Sam describes his character Wesley as someone who is "manhid" and who has not moved on with his life after the death of his parents.

Sam graced the press conference for the seven entries of the Cinema One digital film fest, which was held earlier today, October 26, at the 9501 restaurant located in the ABS-CBN complex in Quezon City.

JUST FRIENDS. Sam mentioned that he might see Marie Digby, the international singer being linked to him, when he goes to Japan this week for the Heartthrobs and Friends tour.

"Actually, may tour kami sa Japan this Thursday and Friday. She's actually there now for an album that she's doing so baka magkita kami.

"But, actually, we're just friends. We decided to just be friends," he revealed.

Sam added, "Before, we were dating. But ngayon, we decided to be friends kasi mahirap ang long-distance...

"We had hopes it would work out. Hindi naman MU [mutual understanding], pero we have hopes na baka puwedeng mangyari. But mahirap talaga."

Did he feel hurt because of this decision?

"That's something I understood... Four times pa lang naman kami nagkita."

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Sam what he likes most about Marie and he disclosed, "She's honest and trustworthy. Kung sino ang boyfriend niya, wala kang duda. You will not have any doubts na may iba...

"Very truthful and very honest. Ang bait-bait sa lahat ng tao. She's one of the nicest people I ever met. She's someone I can rely on."


When it comes to matters of the heart, Sam has this philosophy: "Finding a perfect love is not about finding the perfect person. It's about loving an imperfect person perfectly."

NOT IN LOVE AGAIN. When asked why he hasn't had a love life recently, Sam Milby quipped, "All the good ones are taken... Joke! Ngayon lang natapos ang iDOL and I've been taping. So, walang time para makakilala ng ibang tao.

"Ngayon may time na, it's not something that I'm looking for. If it happens, it happens. If there's a spark with somebody, there's a spark with somebody."

Did he feel this so-called spark with Sarah Geronimo, his leading lady in iDOL?

"With Sarah, you get kilig naman while working with her," he replied.

Is he open to having a girlfriend who is also from the entertainment industry?

"I don't see why not. Lalo na sa business na ito, ang daming magaganda at ang daming mababait. I will admit that if you do have a showbiz relationship, mahirap.

"Sometimes you think, mas madali siguro pag non-showbiz na girlfriend. Gusto ko talaga non-showbiz girlfriend. But the fact is, I work with people in the industry. When you spend so much time with them, you can't help but fall in love with them."

If he does become involved with someone from showbiz, Sam said he won't keep it a secret.

"I think if it's from someone in showbiz, malalaman rin yun. And of course, the girl would want the guy to acknowledge her," said the matinee idol before leaving the venue to attend to a fan's day scheduled that afternoon.





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