Bret Jackson and  Ella Cruz (MNS photo)

Bret Jackson and Ella Cruz (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Bret Jackson finally spoke up about rumors romantically linking him to young actress Ella Cruz.

Jackson admitted that he and Cruz are indeed going out. “We date once in a while,” he said.

However, he quickly clarified that they are not a couple yet.

“Right now I’m not at that stage na we’re like a girlfriend [and boyfriend] or something,” he said. “Just dating, dating around.”

Back in May, Jackson and Cruz starred in an episode of a Wattpad series.

Although they have known each other for a while already, Jackson said in a past interview that he and Cruz were never close until they worked together.

Prior to being linked to Cruz, Jackson was in a short-lived relationship with Andi Eigenmann.

Last April, Jackson and Eigenmann admitted that they had ended their relationship, which they chose to keep from the public. (MNS)