KC on Paulo Avelino: 'Mahal ko siya'

Posted at 04/22/2014 7:58 PM | Updated as of 04/22/2014 9:32 PM

MANILA -- Amid speculation surrounding the status of their relationship, KC Concepcion confessed her feelings for "Honesto" star Paulo Avelino, who has admitted courting the actress.

Concepcion, who is currently in New York for a short course on acting, made the candid confession in a text message to "Kris TV" writer Darla Sauler.

"No comment except… Basta, mahal ko siya. Yun lang. :)" the 29-year-old actress was quoted as saying by Sauler in an article published on ABS-CBN entertainment news website Push.

Concepcion was asked to confirm the real score between her and Avelino, following reports that the two are no longer dating.

Avelino recently visited Concepcion in New York, where she has been staying since January, to belatedly celebrate the actress' birthday last April 7.

One of the photos of the visit posted by Concepcion on Instagram shows her with Avelino holding up a wine glass.

"Safe flight home. It made my heart happy to cook for you that day & to see you enjoying the little things, even just for a while. Thank you. For everything," the caption read.

However, Concepcion triggered speculation among her followers when she posted a photo of shadows of two people.

The caption accompanying the photo quoted from the lyrics of Barry Manilow's "Somewhere Down the Road": "Our roads are gonna cross again. It doesn't really matter when."

Avelino first admitted dating Concepcion in November last year, weeks after he confirmed his separation from former girlfriend, actress LJ Reyes, with whom he has a son.