Rumors romantically linking director Lino Cayetano to actress/TV host/presidential sister Kris Aquino began in January after his guest appearance in ABS-CB’s Kris TV.
During the episode mentioned that Bianca Gonzales, a friend of hers and was an ex-girlfriend of the director, approves of any future romance between Kris and Lino.
From then on, there were rumors romantically linking the two, but Lino recently denied that there’s anything romantic going on between them.
“We're good friends ni Kris,” Lino told ABS-CBN News on Wednesday. “I'm very thankful for her friendship. I'm getting to know her. She's a very good person.”
He also said that they have already met even before his Kris TV appearance through celebrity stylist Liz Uy, another one of his ex-girlfriends. Then as they see each other in ABS-CBN, they talk “more and more.”
Lino clarified, however, that they are not going out.
“Sa akin, it's simple lang - we're friends,” he said. “If there's anything more to it, siguro people will know naman, if that ever happens.”
When asked if he’s willing to work with Kris, he said he “would love to.” Then added, I’m attracted to strong and smart women. My ate (Senator Pia Cayetano) is like that, so wala naman problema sa akin ‘yun.”
Another famous celebrity, and an empowered woman at that, that was romantically linked to Lino was KC Concepcion.