MANILA, Philippines - For years, fans of on-screen "love team" Matt Evans and Melissa Ricks have hoped the pair could start a romance off-screen.
Ricks and Evans have been on-screen partners for almost 4 years.
However, both still remain steadfast to their long-time mantra: "We are just good friends."
Evans, who has been romantically linked with Ricks since they shot to fame, explained that they are happy with the kind of relationship they have at the moment.
"Masaya naman po kami as friends. (We're happy as friends)," Evans said during the grand press conference of the new television series "Tanging Yaman." Ricks will star opposite him on the show.
The actor said he is happy that their loyal fans and supporters have accepted their decision to remain friends. "Sa ngayon po, sa nakikita ko, ay natanggap ng tao ang relationship namin as good friends. Sa tingin ko, steady muna doon," Evans said.
The actor added that he and Ricks will definitely announce to all if ever they decide to have a romantic relationship.
"Kung may mangyari sa amin na magka-inlove-an, we will let you know," Evans said.
In a previous interview, Evans said he is afraid to be romantically involved with Ricks lest their relationship interfere with their work.