Markki Stroem says he and Zia are just friends

Posted at 09/13/2012 2:05 PM

MANILA, Philippines – “Pilipinas Got Talent” graduate Markki Stroem denied he has a relationship with fellow singer Zia Quizon.

In an interview with Push.com.ph, Stroem said he and Quizon are really just friends and will remain platonic.

Stroem said he and Quizon have been in constant communication amid the ordeals the "Ako Na Lang" singer is going through.

Quizon lost her father, Comedy King Dolphy, in July, while her mom, Zsa Zsa Padilla, underwent a kidney operation last month.

“We communicate once in a while. I mean Zia is just a friend, a very good friend. We just have a lot of things in common that we share. We share the same likes and dislikes on stuff,” he said.

Asked if he is planning to court Quizon in the future, he said: “Actually sa ngayon more on friends lang, mas friends lang kami ngayon, platonic friendship na it’s very mind over heart.”

When prodded if he’s open to having a relationship with the singer, he said: “Depende, if things happen but if not we will still be friends.”