ACTOR Enchong Dee has confirmed that he and Filipino-British-Chinese fashion model Samantha Lewis have called it quits after two years but they have remained friends.
“To begin with, when the teaser came out that I will be a guest on your show, I texted her. Sabi ko, ‘Sam this is the topic, this is what will happen.’ And then she said, ‘Walang problema.’ Ang dami na naming pinagdaanan together. This is just one of those. We’re just friends now,” said Dee, during an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” over ABS-CBN.
Abunda admitted to Dee that he was a bit uncomfortable asking questions about separation because it is “intrusive” but “ika nga, bahagi ito ng ating trabaho.”
“Noong una nag-iisip ako kung paano ko sasabihin because I have so much respect for her and I don’t want anybody to be offended with my answer. But I guess it’s unfair for her. She’s not in the business. But then again, I asked her and texted her,” Dee said.
Abunda also reminded Dee that the best way to handle a personal question is to ask them straight. “But then, pwede naman kaming kausapin if they do not want to be asked these questions,” the talk show host said.
Dee, 27, also said that he is not ready to fall in love again. He wanted to focus on work.
“Right now, work, work, work. I’ll just stick to that,” the actor said.
He added: “I love her. Bibihira akong makahanap ng ganung klaseng babae. But there’s a certain point when you have to say stop. I told her that if she needs me, just let me know.”
Movie with Kiray Celis
Dee said that he has just wrapped up a new film with Kiray Celis entitled “I Love You to Death” which will be shown on July 6.
Asked what it was like to work with Kiray, Dee said: “It’s experimental and I’m so glad that Regal invested on both of us kasi let’s be honest, I don’t think they will just give this kind of project. But I’m happy and excited for everyone to see it kasi sabi ko something new. It’s different, it’s a breather for me as an actor.”
Abunda said that the last movie of Kiray with Derek Ramsay entitled “Love is Blind” was a surprise hit. “It did not make a billion but it made a lot of money. Nagustuhan s’ya ng maraming tao. So who knows?”