Following speculations about the real score between them, a kissing photo of Ellen Adarna and Sebastian 'Baste' Duterte got leaked and was reposted by several netizens via Instagram.
Based on the photo, the Kapamilya star and the son of President Rodrigo Duterte can be seen sharing a kiss on the lips.
Ellen’s right hand was also looped around Baste’s neck.
It is not clear, however, when and where the said photo was taken.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sought a comment from Baste’s camp through his talent manager Betchay Vidanes, and while Betchay refused to comment about the kissing photo, she stressed that Baste is "not married" and is therefore entitled to be close to anyone of his choice.
Below is the full statement of Baste’s talent manager Betchay Vidanes, sent to PEP yesterday, November 15:
“As the management team of Mr. Baste Duterte, we do not meddle in personal relationships of the celebrities we handle. They are entitled to be close to any person they chose to.
“As for Baste, he is not married and he doesn’t label his relationships.”
Ellen openly posts photos of her and the presidential son via her Instagram account, and PEP also reported that Baste responded to a netizen questioning his closeness with Ellen.
In one of Ellen's posts, Baste told the netizen to stop making nasty comments about him and Ellen. However, he didn’t answer queries about the real score between him and the Kapamilya actress.
This article originally appeared on PEP.ph.
*Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.