Dingdong, Marian get 'mysterious' tattoos

Posted at 06/05/2009 3:52 PM | Updated as of 06/05/2009 3:55 PM

MANILA - Hunk actor Dingdong Dantes still kept mum on the real status of his relationship with actress Marian Rivera.

However, reports of a brewing serious relationship between the onscreen pair surfaced once more after Dantes was spotted with a new tattoo on his right leg bearing the letters "M.G.D."

Much has been speculated about the meaning of the tattoo, but more avid fans of the couple allege that it means "Marian Gracia Dantes." Another rumor is spreading that Rivera had also gotten a tattoo on her body.

Dantes, however, chose to remain cryptic. "Siya lang ang makakasagot niyan kasi ang tattoo kanya kanyang interpretation 'yan," he said.

When asked if Rivera's tattoo is the confirmation of their romantic relationship, Dantes gave a safe answer: "Ako, wala akong ikukumpirma. Pero kung anuman 'yon, kung anuman ang sinabi niya sa kanya na 'yon."

Dantes said he was aware that Rivera got a tattoo and he's happy with Rivera's decision to have one, since he knows that the actress is afraid of needles. "Nakakatuwa. At alam ko kasi na takot siya sa karayom at kung anuman ang dahilan niya ay nirerespeto ko yon," Dantes said.
An alleged affair between the celebrity pair prompted intense scrutiny after Dantes's controversial breakup with singer-actress Karylle. Reports said that Rivera was the alleged cause of the Karylle-Dingdong split.
In a previous interview, and months after Dantes and Karylle decided to call it quits, Rivera admitted on national television that she and Dantes were "exclusively dating."