- Social media was abuzz with romance rumors when Ellen Adarna and Baste Duterte were seen together in Siargao, Surigao del Norte
- Ellen, who posted a series of photos hanging out with Baste, denied rumors of a brewing romance
- Ellen confirmed that Baste is in a relationship and she is not the girlfriend
Fans of Kapamilya star, Ellen Adarna, and Baste Duterte, son of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte, took notice when the two were seen to be vacationing together in Siargao, Surigao del Norte; hanging out with some other non-showbiz friends, through Ellen’s posts on her Instagram account.
In one of her photos with the younger Duterte, she dedicated the caption to all his admirers: “Sorry hahaha #imnotbasted #siargao sorry girls #duterte #du30”
This triggered many of their followers to speculate and ask: Is there something going on between Ellen and Baste?
Fans kept guessing for days, as Ellen posted more photos with Baste, whether there really is a budding romance between the two.
The sexy actress, known for her outspoken and frank nature, addressed the rumors that are romantically linking her to Baste.
Ellen said in Bisaya in an Instagram post: “Sa mga fans ni baste ug sa mga ‘assuming’.. naa cyay uyab. Pero dili ako, migo rami. Kkk so ayaw na pag imbento dinha.”
[To the fans of Baste and people who are ‘assuming’, he has a girlfriend. But it’s not me, we’re just friends. So please don’t make up stories.]
To further clarify speculations, Ellen explained that she is in Siargao to celebrate actress Beauty Gonzales’s 25th birthday while Baste is in the island with his own friends for a vacation, as per an article published by ABS CBN News.
Although Ellen is still reportedly single, Baste admitted in an earlier interview with The Philippines Star that he is in a relationship with the mother of his 2-year-old son.