What is 'UBE'? Xian explains status with Kim

Posted at 01/14/14 6:20 PM

MANILA -- Actor Xian Lim denied that he and on-screen partner Kim Chiu are "secretly on" even as he refused to comment anew on the real status of their relationship.

Lim appeared on ABS-CBN's morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda" on Tuesday to promote Star Cinema's "Bride for Rent" with Chiu.

"'Secret on' ha? Marami kasing mga tao sinasabi, 'Ano ba, kayo na ba? Umamin na kayo.' But you know given the time hindi namin ipagdadamot 'yon, we will be open. But this is the not the right time," Lim said.

So what are they?

"UBE kami. UBE -- ultimate bonding experience. 'Yun," Lim said, stressing that, right now, he and Chiu are simply enjoying their time together.

Last week, Chiu was criticized for her sharp statement after being cornered about whether she and Lim are already a couple behind the camera.

"Bride for Rent" will hit theaters on Wednesday.

"Please pinaghirapan namin ito. Suportahan niyo po ang 'Bride for Rent,'" Lim said.