Julia Barretto denies Sam Concepcion romance rumors

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

YOUNG actress Julia Barretto denied rumors linking her romantically to her "Mirabella" co-star Sam Concepcion.

The Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) reported earlier this week that actress/host Anne Curtis confronted Concepcion during the birthday party of "It's Showtime" host Vice Ganda in Makati City.

The report quoted the "Dyesebel" actress telling Concepcion, "Ba't mo niloloko ang kapatid ko?" fueling speculations that things ended badly between the young actor and Curtis' younger sister.


Concepcion is the rumored boyfriend of Curtis' younger sister, Jasmine.

Days after the alleged confrontation, showbiz insiders said Concepcion is now romantically linked to "Mirabella" lead actress, Julia Barretto.

In an interview with Barretto on Friday evening at the Bench Whitening Lotion launch at The Fort, Taguig City, the 17-year-old actress just laugh off the issue and said Concepcion is like a brother to her.

"Sam, he's like my kuya talaga because nakatrabaho ko siya when I was nine years old sa 'Walang Kapalit.' Growing up I always see him as my kuya. Wala talaga, at saka kilala n'yo naman ako, career muna ang focus ko right now," she said.

The actress said she had I no idea how the issue came about.

"Actually, hindi ko talaga alam 'yan. Hindi ko alam na may ganung issue. I don't know. No, not at all!" she said when asked if the actor is courting her.

The young actress said she hasn't seen Concepcion since the alleged confrontation made headlines because they're now on "Mirabella" break. The shoot for the afternoon program will resume after Holy Week.

"May break from taping. Siguro what happened is just so fresh so, kung gustong pag-usapan, mapag-uusapan," she ended. (Sunnex)


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