MANILA - Actress Erich Gonzales once again denied reports that she is now engaged to her non-showbiz boyfriend.
In an interview on DZMM on Thursday, the 23-year-old clarified what the diamond ring she wears on her finger signifies.
"Yung singsing po, promise ring po iyon. Hindi pa po engagement ring. Boyfriend pa lang po, hindi pa po fiance. Wag naman po natin pangunahan," she said.
Gonzales shared that her parents were shocked to find out about the news, saying that she quickly had to deny the false rumors.
"Nagulat nga sila lahat na bakit naman daw may ganoon. May mas una pa raw nakaalam," she said.
The actress met her boyfriend in 2010. The couple had been very secretive about their relationship, that is, until Gonzales posted the first photo of them together on Instagram.
The photo shows Gonzales with her boyfriend aboard what appears to be a yacht, along with several other friends, with the caption: "Surround yourself with people who make you happy."
Asked about the photo, Gonzales said in jest: "Baka huli na 'yan, ayaw na niya! Hindi niya po kasi alam na nag-post ako ng picture. Saka ko na lang sinabi nung na-post ko na po."
In 2012, Gonzales also had to deny that she was engaged to her boyfriend when television host and actress Kris Aquino teased her about her supposed "engagement" ring.