Maris Racal admitted that she and Loisa Andalio used to be best friends, but they drifted apart because of lack of time for meet-ups outside work.
“Hindi masyado nagkakatugma yung schedule,” she said in her interview on ABS-CBN’s late-night talk show, Tonight With Boy Abunda, Monday, July 2.
Maris also pointed out, “We are still friends.”
But when host Boy Abunda asked her if she and Loisa went through a rough patch, Maris admitted that there was a time when they got affected by their respective fans pitting them against each other.
“Yes, nagkaroon po ng away.
"Hindi naman yung sobrang away. Siguro misunderstanding na lang.
“Malaking bagay po yung mga sobrang harsh na comments ng fans.
“Lagi kaming naku-compare—who's better, who's not.”
Asked if they fought about boys, Maris replied with an emphatic “no.”
Then Maris, 20, clarified that she eventually patched things up with Loisa, 19.
“Nagki-create kami ng wall between social media and reality, and dun po kami nag-focus sa reality, na okey naman po kami.”
Last month, Maris even fired back at a netizen comparing her to fellow Kapamilya stars Loisa and Janella Salvador.
Maris tweeted, "Ayan kayo. Compare kagad ng mga taong di naman magkagalit."
NEW BEST FRIEND. Is it true that Sue Ramirez is her new best friend?
Maris replied, smiling, “Yes!”
The two have grown so close to each other that they were recently accused of being “lesbian lovers” by some netizens.
Maris explained that she wasn't offended being mistaken as a lesbian, thinking that a lot of netizens tend to be supportive when it comes to LGBTQ-relates issues.
What alarmed her was how other netizens warned her to stay away from Sue because it’s bad for her love team with Inigo Pascual.
Maris maintained, however, that her friendship with Sue remains the same despite the intrigue.