Amid controversy, Kim Chiu happy with Xian

Posted at 01/09/2013 12:11 PM | Updated as of 01/10/2013 12:01 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Although the new year started on a rocky note for Kim Chiu, the actress vows to be more happy and fearless in 2013.

"Positivity, fearless, be happy and then let's just enjoy," Chiu told reporters about her New Year's outlook after speaking out on the rumors that her best friend and "Ina Kapatid Anak" co-star Maja Salvador is now dating Chiu's ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson.

Meanwhile, Chiu praised actor Xian Lim, who is currently being romantically linked to her.

"Ina Kapatid Anak" stars Xian Lim and Kim Chiu pose for photographers during the press conference for the hit series at a Quezon City hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Nimfa Chua for ABS-CBNnews.com.

Asked if she and Lim are now in love, Chiu replied: "Masaya naman po ako kay Xian sa pinapakita niya sa akin at kung ano siya sa pamilya ko. Nire-respeto niya po ako at 'yan ang nagustuhan ko sa kanya," Chiu said.

For his part, Lim said he is happy that he is getting along well with Chiu's family.

"Nakakatuwa din si Kim, kasi 'yun 'yung sinasabi ko na nandoon na 'yung comfortability namin at trust. Nandiyan siya para gabayan ako kasi marami na siyang pinagdaanan at ako nangangapa pa lang at marami siyang tinuturo sa akin. So I'm very thankful and very happy to be with her," Lim said.