Alexa Ilacad and Nash Aguas (MNS photo)

Alexa Ilacad and Nash Aguas (MNS photo)

Teen actress Alexa Ilacad is smitten by reel partner Nash Aguas but she’s keeping the promise she made to her parents not to have a boyfriend until she’s 18.

“(Hanggang) crush lang po. We’re open naman po sa parents namin, especially ako with my mom. (I already told her) na ‘Ma,gusto ko po si Nash,’” said the 14-year-old celebrity.

Note that they were previously rumored to be an item but they denied it. If anything, they admitted to being quite close to each other even off-cam. When Nash celebrated his birthday last month, Alexa gave him a letter, brownies, and earphones. Last February, he gave her a Polaroid Instax camera for her birthday.

The two are cast as best friends in the new ABS-CBN series based on the Wattpad novel by Noreen Capili titled “Bagito,” which tells the story of a 14-year-old boy (Nash) who gets a friend (Ella Cruz) pregnant.

Ang show ay hindi lang para sa mga bata, para rin (paalala) sa mga maglulang na gabayan ang mga anak, hindi porket binata na sila ay hindi na natin sila i-guide,” Nash said.

Completing the powerhouse cast of “Bagito” are Kapamilya teen star Ella Cruz and veteran actors Agot Isidro, Ariel Rivera, and Angel Aquino. Also in the series are Paolo Santiago, Alex Diaz, and the members of the rising boy group Gimme 5 Joaquin Reyes, John Bermundo, Grae Fernandez and Brace Arquia

“Bagito” currently airs on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida under the production of Dreamscape Entertainment Television. (MNS)