Sam Milby admits 'hanging out' with Shaina

Posted at 01/09/2013 5:54 PM | Updated as of 01/09/2013 10:40 PM

Milby says it's okay with best friend John Prats, who's Magdayao's ex

MANILA, Philippines -- Actor Sam Milby on Wednesday admitted that he is "hanging out" with actress Shaina Magdayao but stressed that they are not yet a couple.

In an interview during the press conference for his newest series "Kahit Konting Pagtingin," Milby admitted that he likes Magdayao.

Sam Milby in a publicity photo for the upcoming series "Kahit Konting Pagtingin"

"Hindi po totoo na kami na. Honest ako sa mga kaibigan ko, sa lahat na, may crush ako sa kanya, paghanga sa kanya. But in terms na item kami or kami na, wala pang ganyan," Milby said.

The actor said he and Magdayao go out with some of their friends -- and never just the two of them.

"Friends lang kami ngayon. Naghahang-out kami kasama ang mga kaibigan niya. Never kaming lumabas na kami lang dalawa. Ayaw ko namang sabihin kung ano ang mangyayari basta friends kami muna, 'yun na," he said.

"Ako gusto kong sabihin na gusto ko siyang makilala ng mas mabuti. Hindi pa kami nag-uusap ng masyado, 'yung mga hangouts namin we don't get to talk that much," he added.

According to the former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate, what he likes most about Magdayao is her sweet personality.

"Maliban sa maganda siya ay maganda ang puso niya, maalaga sa trabaho niya, sa pamilya niya. She is a good person. But 'yun nga wala pa kaming something sa ngayon" he added.

Pressed to confirm if he is planning to court the actress, Milby told ABS-CBNnews.com: "Hindi pa naman. Minsan nagte-text kami. 'Yun nga, gusto ko siyang makilala para malaman kung liligawan ko siya o hindi."

The actor first revealed about his special friendship with Magdayao started last December.

Asked if he also asked permission from his close friend John Prats, who is an ex-boyfriend of Magdayao, Milby said: "Siyempre best friend ko 'yon so I want to make sure na kung sakaling manliligaw ako kay Shaina ay okay sa kanya. Best friend ko siya at kahit dati noong may paghanga ako kay Shaina, sinabi ko sa kanya. I'm very honest person."

Milby stressed he is not a kind of person who will sacrifice his friendship over a new relationship.

"Ayaw ko naman ng ganoon kaya nagtapat ako sa kanya at nagpaalam kung sakaling liligawin ko si Shaina ay okay ba sa kanya. ...Dahil sa wala pa namang anything sa amin ngayon ni Shaina, ang gusto kong siguruhin kung hindi okay sa kanya ay hindi ko itutuloy kasi wala pa naman kaming anything ngayon ni Shaina," he explained.

Right now, Milby is excited with his newest series "Kahit Konting Pagtingin" with Angeline Quinto as his newest leading lady.

The series also stars actor Paulo Avelino.