Daniel assures Kathryn amid links to Julia Barretto

Posted at 05/19/2014 1:01 PM | Updated as of 05/19/2014 6:27 PM
Julia Barretto and Daniel Padilla from TV Ad. Composite Image

MANILA – Daniel Padilla assured love team partner Kathryn Bernardo that she has nothing to worry about despite rumors linking him to Julia Barretto.

Padilla and Barretto recently starred in the latest summer-themed ad for Pepsi, while Bernardo is endorsing Coca-Cola.

The teen heartthrob stressed that he and Barretto have a professional relationship. “Magkasama kami sa commercial ni Julia. Trabaho po 'yun. Ganun talaga,” he explained.

The 19-year-old actor said he and Bernardo never talked about it because it is a non-issue for them.

“Hindi naman po namin napag-uusapan… Ang importante masaya kami. Sobrang importante ni [Kathryn],” he said.

Asked if this means Bernardo no longer feels bothered when he gets linked to other actresses, Padilla said, “Hindi naman po ako nali-link sa iba. Hindi na lang namin iniisip.”

On being famous

Meanwhile, Padilla thanked all those who keep him grounded despite all the attention he has been receiving.

“Sa tulong din po ng maraming tao, sa mga tao sa paligid ko, ginagabayan nila ako. Masaya ako at thankful na yung mga nakapaligid sa akin, mababait na tao,” he said.

But being one of the most popular actors today, Padilla admitted he still has fears.

“May mga pagkakataon sa artista na bigla na lang mawawala. 'Yun po 'yung medyo nakakatakot,” he said, as he vowed to value his fans and just continue making them happy.