Aljur Abrenica and Paulo Avelino, who were both graduates of the reality talent competition “StarStruck” 4, were once said to have romantic relationship.
This issue was recalled by the two actors in a joint interview on “Tonight With Boy Abunda” aired on Wednesday, as they were promoting their first ever co-starring project in almost a decade, “Asintado.”
Aljur and Paulo share a common starting point in the entertainment world as they were batch mates in the talent search “StarStruck.” Aljur brought home the title, while Paulo was a finalist in the show’s 2006 edition.
As both of them are now Kapamilya stars and sharing various interviews as co-stars, Aljur and Paulo can look back their beginner days more than 10 years ago.
“Noong nakita ko si Paulo, sabi ko (When I first saw Paulo, I said), ‘Wow, this guy, dashing,'” Aljur said, recounting his first impression of Paulo.
“Gwapo na si Paulo noon. Kumbaga sa competition, ito iyong makakalaban ko (Paolo is handsome even before. Like in a competition, this is my contender),” he added.
Paulo, when he was asked the same question, answered: “Talented, dahil nakikita ko siya na nag-o-audition, kumakanta. Nakikita mo, parang ang galing kumanta nito. Sana napunta na lang sa akin iyong talent niya sa pagkanta (Because I saw him having his audition, he was singing. You can see, this guy is a good singer. I wish I have his talent in singing).”
Both actors laughed off a past rumor that they once had romantic ties with each other.
“Ayoko na sanang alalahanin iyong mga pinagdaanan natin (I don’t want to remember what we had before),” Paulo jested to Aljur.
“Meron ngang gano’n [issue] (There was an issue),” Aljur said. “Tinawanan lang namin ni Paulo iyan (Paulo and I just laughed it off).”
“Sabi nila, medyo malambot daw ako, na mukhang totoo naman… Siguro naging close din talaga lahat ng mga ka-batch namin, at siguro na misinterpret lang ng mga tao (They say I’m effeminate, which is probably true… Maybe we’re close with our batch mates, and maybe the public misinterpreted it),” Paulo added.