Ito ay matapos mag-post si Franki sa kanyang Instagram ng larawan nila ni Diego noong May 2022.
Sa panayam kay Diego ng former PBB housemate rin na si Rico Robles sa radio program nito sa RX93.1 oong June 2022, umamin ang aktor na nagdi-date sila ni Franki.
Hanggang sa nagkatambal sila sa Vivamax movie na Pabuya, na ginawa nila two months ago.
Sa pagharap nina Diego at Franki para sa mediacon ng Pabuya, muling naungkat kung ano ang estado ng relasyon ng dalawa.
Ayon kay Franki, "The value of Diego to me, he has a big spot in my heart, sa puso ko. He’s someone na I trust, his mga advice.
"Siyempre, sobrang experienced siya sa industry natin. So, feeling ko [pag] may tanong ako, I trust his…
"[His] advice is genuine and I feel that he cares about me the way I care about him.
"And I’m very lucky that he’s my first leading man in my first movie sa Viva. So, very grateful for you Diego."
Sinegundahan naman ni Diego ang naging pahayag ni Franki.
Pero sa mga salita ni Diego, hindi malinaw kung romantically dating pa rin sila ngayon.
Sabi niya, "Uhm, I’m pretty sure it’s pretty well-known 'coz we were public when we’re dating. So, I mean, it’s obvious that Franki and I share a deep relationship.
"And I promised to her when I first met her, I’ll be that one guy... well, there might be another.
"But I promise that I’ll be a true friend for you in this industry. If there’s anything you ever need to know or wonder or think about, you can ask me.
"You can come to me and just ask with nothing in return pretty much. I’m just offering a friendship here."
Iba raw ang suporta nila sa isa't isa.
Saad ni Diego, "And so, it’s kinda, you know, resonated on the film because we weren’t, like, try not outshine one another or be better with one another.
"We were just like ensemble—the whole cast and director—to just make a good movie. So, that’s what we aimed for.
"And so, I guess, like, yeah. Our friendship was seen on the screen and so that’s why, I guess, it was so easy to click because, yeah, we are that close to one another."
Nagpakilig din ang mga bida ng Pabuya sa kanilang mga sagot ukol sa current status ng kanilang relasyon.
Ani Franki, “We are just two people living life, working in this industry, and working hard on ourselves.
"And, I care about you Diego. Mahal mo ba ako? Hahaha! Miss na kita, e,” sweet pa na sabi ni Franki kay Diego.
Obvious na kinilig si Diego sa mga sinabi ni Frank isa kanya.
Sabay sabi niya, "Aww… She’s saying a line already."
Ang tinutukoy ni Diego ay linya sa kanya ni Franki sa Pabuya nung magkita silang muli pagkatapos ng anim na taon.
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Kitang-kita ang magandang chemistry nina Diego at Franki sa kanilang first movie together under Vivamax, ang Pabuya.
Ito ang pansin ng karamihan sa mga nakapanood ng Pabuya, sa ginanap na private screening ng pelikula sa Gateway Cinema last Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
Dahil dito, natuwa si Diego sa nakuhang positive feedback para sa unang pagtatambal nila ni Franki.
"It was definitely fun working with Franki," sabi ng aktor.
"She’s different on the set and in a working environment. I enjoy it watching how she unraveled and how she consumed the set with her liveliness.
"And watching it again on the big screen, it just gives me flashbacks.
"Like on being in the set with her, what she’s afraid of, what she’s comfortable with, and it was pretty much going through the behind the scenes again.
"But it was, the way it came out, of course, because of Direk and everybody on the post-prod. It turned out really nice."
Ang Italian-American director na si Phil Giordano ang nagdirek ng Pabuya.