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Friday, February 4, 2011

Albie Casiño admits he had a relationship with Andi Eigenmann

Fri Feb 04 2011 07:53 AM
by: Napoleon Quintos

Albie Casiño was a relative unknown when he was chosen to play leading man in the top-rating primetimeteleserye Mara Clara, which is about to unveil its second season. During the press conference for the upcoming new season of the said drama, Albie told reporters how he started in showbiz. “I was picking up my brother from a photo shoot. My manager now, he approached me and asked if I wanted to do commercials. I posed for a print ad for a soda brand. He made me come to do VTRs here in ABS-CBN, and also go-sees. Then I became part of Gimik 2010, and now I’m in Mara Clara.”

But the hot revelation that was brought up following the press con was Albie’s past relationship with Andi Eigenmann. The 17 year-old newbie actor tried to evade the topic about his erstwhile romance with the Agua Bendita actress. “Inamin niya na ba?” said Albie. However, he decided to man up to the issue and admit the truth. “Oo naging kami. Matagal na. Hindi pa ako artista noon. Hindi pa rin siya artista noon. We were together for a year.”

When asked why their relationship ended, Albie appeared to be careful with his answer. “She broke up with me. But it’s nothing. Mutual, ‘yun na lang.” He clarified though that he and Andi have remained friends despite the split and they still keep in touch with each other. “We still talk. Minsan nagkikita. I knew her since I was eight years old. Hindi naman porke nag-break kami, magiging magkagalit na kami. She’s close to my mom.”

According to some sources, there was a time backstage at ASAP when Andi was seen closely following Albie up to the dressing room. Though not sure if such an incident really happened, Albie defended that he sees nothing wrong if he and Andi would talk. “We’re friends. And wala naman ako masyadong friends sa ASAP. Sashowbiz konti lang friends ko. Sa Mara Clara silang tatlo (Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Montes, and John Manalo)magkakilala na since Goin Bulilit. Ako six months ko pa lang sila kilala and mas matanda pa ako sa kanila.”

Even if they are friends until now, Albie said he thinks it would be best if he and Andi will not work together. “Alam niyo naman ang trabaho namin, puyatan ‘yan. Aaminin ko, kapag puyat ako, may tendency na uminit ‘yung ulo ko. Of course hindi ko naman basta basta inilalabas ‘yun sa ibang tao, lalo na kapag hindi ko naman kilala. Ang totoo kasi medyo outcast ako ngayon sa set. Naglalabas lang ako ng galit sa ka-close ko. Siyempre si Andi close kami. If ever magkatrabaho kami, tapos naging mainit ang ulo namin pareho. Baka magkasalubong. Sayang naman na dahil lang sa work masisira ‘yung friendship namin.”

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