Melissa Ricks: I'm not pregnant

Posted at 09/20/2009 7:40 PM | Updated as of 09/20/2009 8:38 PM

MANILA – Melissa Ricks is not expecting a child.

The young actress has merely laughed off the pregnancy rumor that is hounding her. In an interview with “The Buzz,” she did not deny that she is a bit “chubby” these days, but she maintained that it’s not because she is pregnant.

“Iyong mga issues na lumalabas lately kung ano-ano na lang. Impossible naman yan…. Hindi ako affected kasi hindi naman totoo. So, parang nakakatawa na lang siyang pakinggan,” she said.

The pregnancy rumor swirled after entertainment Web site Stir.com reported that a certain Rose Sy made a suggestion that Ricks might be pregnant. Sy sent two photos of the young actress taken during the Star Magic Ball to prove the “definite bump.”

But Ricks countered: “Siguro, iyong damit na sinuot ko unflattering. O kaya busog lang ako ng mga panahon na iyon. Hindi naman ako buntis.”

She admitted though that her family got affected by the negative publicity.

“Ayaw nila ng mga negative na lumalabas,” she said.

When asked about her relationship with Jake Cuenca, meanwhile, Ricks said: “Mas close na kami ngayon. We’re very good friends right now. He’s very nice [and] very charming.”

Cuenca is reportedly courting the young actress. Both of them, however, denied the speculation.