“If that was true, so what? ‘Di ba?,” this was Nadine Lustre‘s straightforward answer when asked by the ABS-CBN News team if there’s truth to the issue that she’s already living in with boyfriend and JaDine loveteam partner James Reid. She continued, referring to the live-in setup, “It’s not new anymore. There are younger couples,  mas young pa sa akin na (trails off…), it’s normal na eh. Come on guys, it’s 2017!”

When pressed for a categorical answer if they are already living together, Nadine said, “I’m not gonna confirm and I’m not gonna deny. But then, like, ano naman? I’m not being rude naman, but then, ‘di ba?” She smiled as she ended her sentence. Asked if she’s aware of the rumors, she said, “Yeah, yeah. I’ve heard it. So many times na.”

Nadine was then asked how James reacted to the talks, she said, Wala naman siyang ano, deadma lang naman siya eh. Alam mo, I’m actually jealous of him kasi parang ‘pag may ganyan, siya yung, ‘Bahala kayo diyan.Talagang ganun. I’m learning, I’m slowly learning. Pero it’s not easy talaga lalo na kung mag-sscroll ka. May mga comments, ganyan-ganyan. That’s why I turned off my comments, para wala akong nababasa.”

When asked what her message is for her conservative fans, Nadine said, “Let’s all just be open-minded. That’s what we need right now.” ABS-CBN reporter Gretchen Fullido commended Nadine for being honest and the Kapamilya actress responded, “Yeah, I don’t want to lie about it.”

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Parts of the interview were aired on TV Patrol’s Star Patrol segment. The full interview is uploaded on abs-cbnnews.com.

Note: Featured images used were taken by Random Republika during the Nails.Glow launch (Nadine) and Fujifilm X-T20 launch (James)