Enchong Dee, the 22-year-old “Maria La Del Barrio” lead start is said to have dated 16-year-old Julia Montes, one of the breakout stars of the recently-concluded hit TV soap remake, “Mara Clara.” They have also been rumored to be a couple already.
Enchong denied these allegations and told the press at the launch of his new endorsement of the vitamin and supplement brand Nutrilite last October 22 at the 55 Events Place in Quezon City; that “Hindi pa kami. Hindi pa naman, Siguro kapag 18-years-old na siguro siya.”
Enchong even made a joke, asking the press to give him time to make his move.
“Bigyan niyo naman ako ng pagkakataon manligaw,” Enchong said, laughing. “Close kami. We’re happy. Hindi lang kami nagkikita for awhile. Siguro mas padalagahin pa natin siya. Bata pa siya eh.”
He openly admitted that he has a crush on Julia. They already have worked together in the teen-oriented show, “Shoutout.” And when asked if it is Julia’s decision to make their rumored relationship private, he replied, “No. Kasi wala pa naman. Siguro kapag meron na. We’re willing to open up. Oo naman, aaminin namin.”
Enchong remains single and happy these days. He is in no rush into having a girlfriend. He is currently focused on his work, “Maria La Del Barrio” and “ASAP Rocks.”
When asked about having a relationship, he replied, “Huwag na muna, basta ang masasabi ko lang masaya ako, not necessarily having a girlfriend or having a relationship naman yun eh. Basta yung inspiration lang para uuwi ka masaya ka.”
He also admitted that he has had no showbiz girlfriends yet and “if ever, sa showbiz, siya [Julia] yung magiging first girlfriend…sana.”
He said that he has had just two other relationships. “I had one girlfriend sa swimming, then one nu’ng college pa.”