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Is Kathryn Bernardo dating Diego Loyzaga?

Kathryn Bernardo (Jerome Ascano, NPPA Images)Kathryn Bernardo (Jerome Ascano, NPPA Images)Are Kathryn Bernardo and Diego Loyzaga, stars of the just-concluded drama series 'Mara Clara' dating?

Kathryn denied speculations, saying that she and Diego are just friends.

"Wala namang something kase nga close naman kami ni Diego dahil sa Mara Clara. Pero wala naming something na nangyayari kase hindi naman talaga sya nangliligaw sa'kin eh," Kathryn said in an interview with "Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN)" on Friday, June 10.

Kathryn and Diego are schoolmates in OB Montessori in Greenhills.  She said  they became more comfortable with each other as their taping of "Mara Clara" progressed. "Nung start ng Mara Clara, aminin natin, na syempre nung una talaga ilang pa kami sa isa't isa. Pero kase since everyday kami, magkasama, nadedevelop yung friendship naming pero yun lang, friends lang talaga kami, super close kami," Kathryn said.

The pair was rumored to be dating when they were spotted together in a restaurant. But, Kathryn said it  was just a casual dine-out together with the other members of the cast.

"Nagkayayaan lang po. Tri-neat kami ni Diego sa restaurant ng Daddy nya. Group date lang naman as friends lang yun. Parang bonding session lang namin," Kathryn said.

Diego Loyzaga (Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN)Diego Loyzaga (Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN)

Asked who she likes more between Diego and Albie Casino, her co-stars in "Mara Clara,"  Kathryn said  Albie is like a big brother to her, while Diego is a friend. "Si Albie more on kuya type po sa amin ni Julia, pati ni Diego, kasi nga sya yung pinakamatanda sa amin. Pero si Diego, magkasing-age kasi kami so mas nakaka-relate ako sa kanya," Kathryn shared.

Kathryn, Diego, Albie and Julia Montes are set to work together again for a teen-oriented TV program. For now, Kathryn and Diego are just happy to be working together as friends.

"Parang nadevelop talaga yung friendship naming apat, parang magbabarkada kami. Pag sa set, sobrang ingay naming," Kathryn said.


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