Singers Marlo Mortel and Morissette are rumored to be dating each other. However, fans feel that their relationship has not gone to the next level yet.
Speculations started to arise, with some netizens saying Marlo is only leading Morissette on, or as we call it in Filipino, "pinapaasa."
In Marlo's interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda" yesterday, October 5, he denied the rumors, saying, "Never kong pinaasa si Morissette."
He continued, "Tulad nga last year, in-ask ko siya and her mom na maging date ko siya sa [Star Magic] ball. Naging date ko siya. Then meron lang kasi talagang... Feeling ko, hindi lang talaga perfect [iyong] timing. Para sa akin, hindi talaga."
Marlo added that he did try to wait for the perfect timing, but because of the challenges his family is facing now, he feels that he needs to put them first.
He said, "Sa ngayon, since ang dami kasing nangyayari doon sa family, parang hindi ko pa kaya, hindi naman sa hindi [ko kayang] mag-effort, pero focus talaga muna talaga sa family."
Marlo's mother is battling Stage 4 breast cancer. He will hold a benefit concert for her on October 13 called "Songs for Mama."
In the poster, one slot is still drawn with a question mark. Marlo admitted to host Boy Abunda that it's actually Morissette who will take the spot.
"Ang question mark na ito ay si Morissette po talaga. Expect a duet from us," he said.