Darren Espanto Shuts Down Rumors that He's Dating Co-Star AC Bonifacio

He also revealed that Cassy Legaspi fully supports their tandem.
by Leika Golez   |  Aug 31, 2022
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Amidst countless dating rumors, Darren Espanto has made it clear that he’s currently happy and single. When previously asked about his relationship status with alleged girlfriend Cassy Legaspi, he insisted that they’re only “best friends” who are “not taking anything seriously.”  

It seems like the same scenario for his on-screen partner AC Bonifacio. Just recently, Darren shut down rumors that his Lyric and Beat co-star is his girlfriend IRL. 

“To [me and AC], we see all of the posts and the tweets and the comments of the fans na sana nga sila nalang in the end. Pero to AC and I, it’s really something na we don’t think is going to happen,” he explained in an interview with Cinema One. 

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Darren isn’t closing his doors to the possibility of them dating someday, but everything is just strictly professional for now. “As we said in past interviews, never say never because you never know what’s gonna happen in the future. But as of now, talagang we enjoy each other’s company as best friends and natutuwa po kami sa feedback na nakukuha namin na nag-wo-work nga yung chemistry namin as Jazz and Cadence sa Lyric and Beat,” he added. 

Awww! Well, it’s true that AC and Darren’s chemistry is extremely believable on screen—so much so that even Cassy herself is a fan of the tandem! “[Cassy] is such a fan of our love team. She’s also very good friends with AC,” Darren shared as he laughed. “Napa-proud siya sa’ming dalawa kasi we don’t usually do acting, mas siya ‘yun. So she’s just very happy with what they’re doing and the outcome of everything, and she just keeps repeating that we’re very cute on screen.” 


Regardless of AC or Cassy though, Darren concluded that he’s not ready for a serious relationship for now given his busy schedule. “I’m not really at the stage of my life where I want to be in a relationship talaga. Kasi kapag ako pumasok sa isang relationship, gusto ko fully present ako doon for my partner kasi it would be unfair if it’s just half of me that’s there,” he shared. 


Darren also claimed that his showbiz career is still his number-one priority: “Mas focused po talaga ako ngayon sa work, sa career ko. Whatever comes, comes. You never know when that will happen po talaga.” 

You can watch his full interview here: 

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