Having been linked before to actress Anne Curtis, Sam Milby, who is now back in the Philippines after spending a few months in the United States, admits that being half of a celebrity couple is hard.

“The problem is if you are with somebody and you are a showbiz couple, then you are always in the limelight. Kahit ayaw mo, kahit gusto mong medyo tahimik yung love life mo, it’s still very, very public. Pag naghiwalay, siyempre yung mga fans nasasaktan din. So that’s what’s also hard, the fans get affected talaga sa mga breakups. (Even if you don’t want to, even if you want your love life to be private, it’s still very, very public. When you break up, your fans will also get hurt. So that’s what’s also hard, the fans get really affected by breakups.) More often than not, it does affect their careers and their fans,” he told Push.com.ph.

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The actor thinks being open with your partner is the key to having a successful showbiz relationship. “I think it’s just something you have to agree on as a couple, what you want to share with the public and what you don’t want to share. Pero pag may away or breakup, I think you can’t really decide that, so it’s more of understanding each other. Everyone in the business knows that it’s something that you have to accept, how public your love life is.”

Though he might prefer dating a non-showbiz girl for now, Sam also admits that “you can’t help whom you fall in love with.”

“With this work, how many hours we have, and all the beautiful women that I get to work with. All that time that you spend with them, sometimes I end up falling in love. So you can’t help that from happening, but if I can choose, mas gusto [kong] non-showbiz para mas tahimik ang love life (I would choose someone non-showbiz so that my love life will be more private),” he said.

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Sam was also quick to squash the rumor that he was seeing a model while he was abroad.

“We’re not dating. I admitted na gusto ko siya. We’re just friends. Hindi naman kami constant communication. May boyfriend siya. I’ve only known her for like a month, and hindi naman masama na gusto ko ang isang babae na may boyfriend, pero because of that, I can’t allow myself to pursue or like her more (We’re not dating. I admitted that I liked her. We’re just friends. We’re not constantly communicating with each other. She has a boyfriend. I’ve only known her for like a month, and it’s not wrong for me to like a girl who has a boyfriend, but because of that, I can’t allow myself to pursue or like her more),” he said.

However, he confessed that things might have ended up differently if the girl had been single.”I’m sure [I would’ve pursued], pero medyo mahirap dahil nandito ako tapos nandun siya. But I’m sure we would’ve found more time to get to know each other more and see where it could have gone, pero ayun nga, she has a boyfriend, so friends lang (I’m sure I would’ve pursued her, although it might be a bit hard because I’m here and she’s there. But I’m sure we would’ve found more time to get to know each other more and see where it could have gone, but like I said, she has a boyfriend so we’ll stay friends).”

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(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)

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