Is actor Dingdong Dantes cheating on long-time girlfriend Marian Rivera?
The question is being asked by fans and supporters after the showbiz media became awash with reports on the alleged perfidy by the top actor on the comely actress.
The reports indicated that Dingdong has been seeing television personality and model Isabelle Daza, daughter of former beauty queen and actress Gloria Diaz.
Dingdong immediately denied the reports but rumors persisted on their alleged brewing romance.
Dingdong stressed that Isabelle is just a friend and denied rumors that he is cheating on Marian Rivera.
The top actor pointed out that his relationship with Marian, in fact, is even getting stronger.
“We’re very okay. In fact, we’ve never been this happy. Confident kami sa relationship namin and we are stronger now than we were before,” the actor said.
Isabelles’s mother — former beauty queen Gloria Diaz — also denied the rumors.
“I haven’t seen any flowers at home, or any chocolates. Diba dapat ako muna ang liligawan? Wala pa naman akong nare-received na flowers and chocolate so baka hindi totoo,” the former Miss Universe title holder said.
She added that her daughter does not “steal” someone’s boyfriend and does nott need anyone to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry.
“She’s not the type to ever get somebody else’s boyfriend. Hindi siya yung tipo na ganun, yung nag-aagaw. Belle is very wholesome, sporty,” Ms. Diaz stressed.
Ms. Diaz, hoiwever, admitted that Dingdong and Isabelle met once in an event which may have fueled the reports that something special was going on between them.
Dingdong’s comely girlfriend also shrugged off the Dingdong-Isabelle rumors.
After a hearty laugh when pressed to comment on talks linking Dingdong to Isabelle, Marian claimed that she has been very happy in her life with boyfriend Dingdong.
“Sa puntong ito sa buhay ko, sobrang saya ko sa piling ni ‘Dong so wala talagang kahit anumang bahid ng mga ganon,” Marian told her home studio GMA Network.
“ Kaya nakakatawa lang na may mga ganun talagang issues talaga na, well hindi maiiwasan yan, ang importante ay alam namin ang totoo,” she told GMA Network’s news program “24 Oras” on October 9.
Marian has just started taping for her upcoming series on GMA Network entitled “Temptation of Wife.” The show also stars Cherry Gil, Rio Locsin, Dennis Trillo, Glaiza de Castro and Rafael Rosell.
Marian aired hopes that her drama series would be a success.
“Unang tuntong ko sa set, lahat positive. Siyempre dinaan namin una sa dasal na patnubayan kami ni Lord, sana maging successful ‘tong gagawin namin,” she said.
Aside from “Temptation of Wife,” Marian has also shot the pilot episode of “Extra Challenge” together with Richard Gutierrez.
“Konting practice na lang magagamay ko siya,” she said.