Mariel Rodriguez admits dating Robin Padilla
MANILA, Philippines - "Wowowee" co-host Mariel Rodriguez has admitted going out on a date with action star Robin Padilla.
In an interview during a thanksgiving party for Star Cinema's horror film "Cinco," Rodriguez confirmed reports that she and Padilla were spotted together at Rockwell Mall in Makati City.
"We watched a movie. Yes, (it was a first date). We watched 'Knight and Day' starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Ang ganda ng movie," she said.
When asked about the current status of her relationship with Padilla, the actress-host replied: "Wala. We are just getting together."
Rodriguez earlier denied rumors that Padilla is already sleeping in her condominium unit. She said Padilla would not do such a thing because he is a gentleman.
She also denied reports that Padilla would drive her to ABS-CBN in Quezon City from her house for her hosting job on “Wowowee.”
Padilla met Rodriguez when he became the first guest host of hit noontime show "Wowowee" after its main host, Willie Revillame, took an “indefinite break” from the show.
Padilla's daughter, Queenie, earlier hinted that his action-star father was probably going out on dates with Rodriguez.
"Siguro po, hindi ko alam… kasi ever since nagkakilala sila halos hindi po siya umuuwi. ... hindi ko po alam kung nasaan siya. Siguro po nagda-date," the 19-year-old said.
Both Padilla and Rodriguez, the stars of upcoming ABS-CBN comedy program “Palibhasa Sikat,” have repeatedly denied that they were an item.
Rodriguez has recently split from actor Zanjoe Marudo. Padilla's marriage to Liezl Sicangco, meantime, ended in divorce 2 years ago.