La Luna Sangre star Khalil Ramos has put an end to speculations that he is dating Kapuso actress Gabbi Garcia.
It was sometime between March and May when there were talks that the two are supposedly an item.
Asked about the real score between them, Khalil clarified that Gabbi is a “really good friend.”
The 21-year-old Kapamilya singer-actor elaborated, “I’m close to her. I’m close to her family also.
“I’ve known her because we have the same circle of friends. Julia is our common friend.
“I met her back in 2015 pa, through Julia. Yun, we’re good friends, nothing more to it.”
Khalil was referring to Julia Barretto who happens to be the best friend and former high school classmate of Gabbi.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke with Khalil after he was launched as the first exclusive artist of Reality Entertainment, a film company co-owned by producer Dondon Monteverde and director Erik Matti.
The presscon was held today, July 18, at 9501 Restaurant in ABS-CBN’s ELJ Building in Quezon City.
Khalil went on to say that he never courted the former Encantadia star.
Talking about the times when he went out with Gabbi, Khalil explained, “Yeah, because we hang out.
“Sometimes I hang out with her family, because I’m close to her family.
"We hang out with sila Julia and our common friends. That’s it."
CAREER OVER LOVE LIFE. It should be noted that Khalil previously had a “crush” on Julia, who’s also his batchmate in the roster of Star Magic artists launched in 2013.
He said, “I don’t know about celebrity crushes. I mean, they’re all my friends, people who I work with before.
"And I value our friendship so much. I’m a very friendly guy kasi off the screen."
But at 21, Khalil maintained that getting into a romantic relationship is not among his goals.
“Sa ngayon, it’s not my priority to date. I guess, I’m just focused on a lot of things.
“But of course, there’s always a time for that.
"Perfect timing for someone who can be with me on my journey.
"But none at the moment."