Robi Domingo confirmed that he recently met with Sandara Park, but quashed persistent rumors linking him to the former 2NE1 member.
The 28-year-old Kapamilya TV host said, “Wala namang malisya.
“I went there to enjoy the whole night. Pero pumunta ako kasi libre pagkain, e.”
Robi spoke to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an exclusive interview earlier today, October 10.
This was after he appeared at the presscon of One Music X, an OPM music festival that ABS-CBN is staging in Dubai on November 3.
MEETING SANDARA AND SEUNGRI. Last Saturday night, October 7, Robi and co-Star Magic artist Sam Milby were seen in the company of Sandara and her Korean friend, Seungri.
Seungri, who's a member of the popular K-pop group Big Bang, was a special guest at a music event in the posh Taguig club that night.
It was Seungri who posted on his own Instagram story a photo of himself together with Sandara, Robi, and Sam during the event's after party.
Avid followers of Seungri reposted the photo on Twitter, noting that the Big Bang member even followed Robi and Sam on Instagram.
Sandara and Seungri are under the same management company in South Korea, the YG Entertainment.
FRIENDLY INVITE. Speaking to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Robi explained that it was Sandara who invited him and other fellow Filipino celebrities to watch her Korean friends’ show.
“Actually, kami na. Kami na ni Sam," quipped Robi. "Sabay kaming pumasok ni Sam Milby dun.”
Then he continued, explaining, “And it’s funny kasi Sandy invited everyone—closest friends—sina Ryan Bang, sina Vice Ganda, and other people.
“Pero yun yung time na I had work. Tapos biglang nag-invite lang siya, na out of nowhere nag-text.”
The The Voice host also said that he agreed to drop by since he's friends with the 32-year-old singer-actress, whom he calls by her Filipino monicker, Sandy.
“And I was near the area. Sabi niya, ‘Just pass by para makilala ka ng friends ko.’
“So ako, wala namang masama, and kasama ko naman si Sam Milby.”
ROMANCE RUMORS. Robi got romantically linked to Sandara few months after he and longtime girlfriend Gretchen Ho broke up.
But in previous interviews, the Kapamilya TV host has always said that he and Sandara are just friends.
To date, Robi says he is "single" and not in a hurry to go back to the dating scene.
He told PEP.ph, "I've been single for a long time. And the weird thing about it is hindi ako naghahanap ng someone."