Jake Cuenca denies fight with Rocco over Lovi
MANILA -- Actor Jake Cuenca denied that he had a fistfight with actor Rocco Nacino, who is now being linked romantically to actress Lovi Poe.
Cuenca had been vocal of his feelings for Poe, but the actress repeatedly addressed the Kapamilya star's intentions, saying they remain "genuine friends."
“I don’t have any reaction on that kasi Lovi is single, she can date,” Cuenca said during the much-awaited Star Magic Ball on Saturday at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati when asked about the supposed incident with Nacino.
According to tabloid reports, the two actors allegedly saw each other at Poe’s condominium unit.
Poe has earlier denied that such an incident occurred and on Saturday, Cuenca even said he hasn’t even met Nacino. “"Di ko pa siya nakikita," he told reporters.
But asked if he is the type of guy who would engage in a fist fight over a woman, he said: “Ipaglalaban ko kapag dapat ipaglaban but no instance like that."
Cuenca and Poe are starring in the upcoming drama ‘Lihis,” while Poe and Nacino appear in a new soap in another network.
Poe has also earlier denied any romance with Nacino, saying they have long known each other. She also denied to the entertainment website Pep.ph that Nacino is the reason for her "falling out" with Cuenca.
“No, mahirap kasing magsalita about that. Pero si Rocco, matagal ko na siyang kaibigan and it’s very different, malayo,” she told Pep.ph.