Erich reunited with ex-suitor Coco in new series

Posted at 01/28/2013 1:10 PM | Updated as of 01/28/2013 6:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Erich Gonzales brushed aside talk about reuniting with actor Coco Martin, who, it has been revealed, once courted the actress.

Erich Gonzales and Coco Martin

It was host-actress Kris Aquino who bared that Martin courted Gonzales when the two were filming the 2010 independent film, "Noy," about a journalist covering the campaign of Aquino's brother President Benigno Aquino III.

Asked if she feels awkward working with Martin on the upcoming series "Juan dela Cruz," Gonzales replied, "No, hindi naman. Okay kami ni Coco."

Gonzales is currently in a relationship with a non-showbiz guy, while Martin is single.

In a recent interview, Martin admitted that he feels something special every time he does a scene with Gonzales.

"Actually si Erich excited ako na makatrabaho siya kasi isa siya sa mga magagandang artista at magagaling na artista ng ABS-CBN. Kahit hindi pa kami ganoon ka-close kapag magka-eksena kami ay nagkakaroon ng chemistry," he said.

In her interview on "KrisTV" on Monday, Gonzales said her boyfriend has no reason to be jealous now that she is working again with Martin.

"Secure siya. Wala din siyang dapat ipagselos," Gonzales told Aquino. "Yun nga kapag nagsasabi ako na I have taping today walang 'ha?' He is so supportive."

The actress added that her boyfriend is also free to visit her on the set of "Juan dela Cruz," which is set to air next month.