MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – Actor Enchong Dee is in love.

During the launching of his latest endorsement, “Jollibee Float,” on Thursday, Dee revealed that he is dating a girl from show business for a few months now.

“Nagpo-float ang love life ko. Pero kung tatanungin ninyo ako kung sino, hindi ko sasabihin. Sa showbiz siya,” Dee said. “Siyempre para mas tahimik, mas ma-protektahan ang private life namin. Kami-kami na lang.”

Dee gave a hint though by saying that he has never worked with her before.

One thing for sure, it is not Kim Chiu as the actor denied rumors that he is courting the young actress.

“Malapit po kaming magkaibigan ni Kim at lumalabas kami minsan pero with friends. Hindi po, hindi po si Kim,” he said.

The actor admires Chiu but they are better off as friends, he added.

Dee, who was romantically linked to on-screen partner Erich Gonzales, also denied that he is wooing beauty queen-turned-actress Bianca Manalo.

Manalo and Dee worked in ABS-CBN’s “Magkaribal.”

Competition with Sam Milby

Meanwhile, Dee maintained that, contrary to reports, there is no brewing competition between him and hunk actor Sam Milby. The reports pointed out that Dee is getting more attention and projects than Milby.

The actor said he has no idea where the reports came from. He also stressed that as far as he knows he and Milby are okay.

“Sam Milby nandito [sa taas], nandito lang ako [sa baba]. Si Sam ang dami ng personal achievements kaya I don’t think puwede kaming i-compare sa isa’t isa,” he said, adding:

“Alam ninyo may sari-sarili kaming projects sa ABS-CBN. Mahirap kapag tumitingin ka pa sa ibang tao kasi minsan doon pumapasok ang insecurity, ang pagkukulang sa sarili. Tingnan mo na lang kung gaano ka ka-bless.”

New Luis Fernando

Aside from doing variety show “ASAP Rocks,” Dee is also gearing up for his newest television series, ABS-CBN’s remake of “Maria La del Barrio (MLDB).”

His leading lady in the series is Gonzales.

In the series, Dee will play the role of Luis Fernando de la Vega, husband of the main character Maria.

Dee said it’s an honor to be given a lead role in a big TV program like MLDB.

“Sa totoo lang sunod-sunod ang pressure like sa Maria La Del Barrio. Yong binigay sa akin ang script galing siya sa Mexico. Noong sinearch ko siya sa Internet, one of the best na ginawa ng Mexico,” he said.

The actor said he is keeping his body fit as part of his preparations for the show. (MNS)