MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) – KAPAMILYA actor

Diether Ocampo

said his friendship and closeness with Queen of All Media Kris Aquino is very important to him.

During the birthday press conference of the actor, he dismissed reports that it was him whom Kris pertains to as the one who got away.

“Mahirap mag assume kasi ayoko na sirain ko lang din yung pagkakaibigan namin ng ganun ganun lang. Pinangangalagaan namin yun, ganun ko siya pinahahalagahan bilang kaibigan (It’s very difficult to assume because I don’t want to destroy our friendship. We’re both taking good care of each other and that’s how important she is to me).”

Diether said he’s happy with their present relationship because they are both very busy with showbiz stuff and it’s hard to commit to someone.

“At this point okay yung ganitong situation namin, busy siya, busy ako. Mahirap kung meron kang karelasyon kasi nakukumprumiso yung trabaho namin (At this point we are okay with our situation. We are both busy and it’s difficult to have a relationship because it would suffer because of our work).”

Kris Aquino

Although he reiterated that they are just close friends, Diether does not zero in any possibility of a blossoming romance between him and Kris.

“Mahirap naman magsalita ng tapos kasi hindi naman natin alam kung anong pwedeng mangyari. Mako-control ko yung utak ko pero yung puso ko eh hindi. Sa ngayon ayaw ko munang ramdamin eh.”

Diether also clarified that he does not received any expensive gift from Kris for his birthday.

The actor added that his main priority now is work, especially with the demanding job required of him by “Guns and Roses”.

“This is the most demanding role I’ve ever play so kailangan talaga ng focus sa trabaho and sa mga eksena (so I really need to focus on the job and on the scenes).” (MNS)