MANILA, Philippines - Jericho “Echo” Rosales cleared up issues romantically linking him to radio jock and television host Andi Manzano.
He confirmed that while they did go out, they were with a group of friends.
“Marami kami noon. Kami ng mga kaibigan ko kasi si Andi kamag-anak ng mga Valencianos so it’s not impossible na magkasama kami. Nagkikita kami sa mga events,” he said.
Aside from being a close friend of the Valencianos, Echo is also being managed by Gary Valenciano’s wife, Angeli Pangilinan.
Echo extended his apologies to Manzano for being dragged into the issue.
“We were talking the other day sabi ko [kay Andi], ‘Gusto mo mag-phone patch pa ako?’ Because I think meron siyang interview sa [kabilang istasyon] because we’re friends. Kumbaga walang tablahan. Parang ganon. Pinsan niya ang best friend ko, si Gab (Valenciano),” he said.
When prodded if he is courting Manzano, Echo answered, “No, no, no. I don’t think that’s for me at the moment. I don’t think I’m ready for a relationship.”
Although he did not directly say that he is no longer with “Entertainment Live” host Cesca Litton, Echo said that he is not ready to commit right now.
Coincidentally, Echo was previously linked to another Andi— “Agua Bendita” star Andi Eigenmann—but the actor just downplayed the issue.
The young mestiza actress said in her interviews that she has a crush on Echo, but they don’t really know each other. Litton also clarified that there is no truth to claims that Eigenmann was the third party in her relationship with the actor.
Echo added that he and Litton have not yet talked lately. “At the moment ito lang masasabi ko, hindi pa kami nagkakausap pa ulit.”
In the meantime, he would rather keep to himself as to when he plans to discuss matters with Litton.