Singer-actress Sarah Geronimo is believed to be very affected by Cristine Reyes's inclusion on “ASAP XV.”
Cristine's entrance resurrects the love triangle the two are in together with dancer-actor Rayver Cruz.
Observers say Sarah was visibly upset seeing the two performing a dance production number on the show.
Cristine revealed in a past interview that she was about to get into a relationship with Rayver until she
discovered the unfinished romance between him and Sarah. With this, she distanced herself from Rayver.
Just recently, Sarah seemingly took a swipe at the failed romance she once had with Rayver.
“The Love Stories: Some people will say anything and everything to get your attention, but once they get it….they let go,” Sarah tweeted.
Asked if she really said she once told reporters that she felt awkward being in the presence of Cristine and Rayver, Sarah took time to answer.
“Nasabi ko ba ‘yon? (Pause) Hindi naman. Medyo siguro may ilang factor...especially kapag ini-intro nila ako,” she said incoherently on “Showbiz News Ngayon,” Nov. 15.
Then pulling herself together, she added: “We happen to be professional. Hindi naman po ako…’yung nababasa ko na sobrang na-hurt, nagseselos,” she explained.
Turning evasive again when asked if she’s ready to fall in love, Sarah exclaimed, “Ano ‘yung love?”
For Sarah, “true love waits”, explaining it was her choice to be single.
“Ako, personally…..hindi pa naman akong handang mag-asawa para mag-boyfriend, eh.”
In a related development, Rayver immediately embraced Cristine Reyes and kissed her head as soon as Ara mina’s younger sister arrived on the set of their soap. The extraordinary display of sweetness was construed as affirmation of the true nature of their relationship.
But Rayver was quick to issue a denial.
“We’re good friends,” he said on the same “SNN” episode saying he’s now found comfortable working with the sexy actress.
He elaborated: “Wala nang ilangan. Ever since naman magkaibigan naman kami so hindi na mahirap ‘yung magtrabaho.”
Cristine echoed Rayver’s assertion.
“Siyempre, to begin with, magkaibigan talaga kami. Meron na kaming foundation, alam mo ‘yon? Wala nang ilangan, wala na ‘yung factor na nag-iiwasan. Ngayon, ano, comfortable na kami sa isa’t isa.” .
Just recently, in a private event, the two celebrities were seen holding hands. Observers took it to mean that they’re now leveling up in their relationship.
The truth of the matter, according to Rayver, is that he was “just being a gentleman.”
“Hinawakan lang niya ako no’n kasi naka-high heels ako no’n. iba naman ‘yung holding hands sa alalay, ‘di ba?” Cristine said, backing him up, though with a Mona Lisa smile on her face.
Rayver managed to quip “mas okay ako ‘pag nagtatrabaho” when asked to set the
record straight about his relationship with Cristine.
“Saved by the bell,” was Cristine’s reply as they were asked to conclude the interview in order to resume taping.