Enchong Dee: Julia Montes is just a friend

Posted at 05/30/2011 6:07 PM | Updated as of 05/30/2011 7:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Enchong Dee has made it clear that he and "Mara Clara" star Julia Montes are just friends, contrary to rumors that they have been dating for 2 months.

A group of reporters recently spotted Dee and Montes eating in a restaurant along Tomas Morato in Quezon City, but the young actor was quick to clarify that they were accompanied by "Mara Clara" stars Kathryn Bernardo and Diego Loyzaga.

"Kasi ako talaga [ang] pagkakaintindi ko ng date kapag kayong dalawa lang. Kapag kaming dalawa nakita n'yo, date na 'yon," Dee told "The Buzz" on Sunday.

"Once and for all, magkaibigan lang po kami ni Julia Montes."

Montes has already belied rumors that she and Dee are secretly dating. In an interview early this month, the 16-year-old said that she only sees the "ASAP Rocks" star as an older brother.

"Friends lang po kami. Siguro madami lang issue na may nililigawan siya pero hindi po ako 'yun," she said.

Aside from Dee, Montes has been romantically linked to singer-actor Sam Milby and Gawad ng Urian's Aktor ng Dekada awardee Coco Martin.

Dee, on the other hand, has been rumored to be dating on-screen partner Erich Gonzales and young actress Kim Chiu.