More than a year after the two were rumoured to be having an affair, Paolo Contis confirmed that he is now dating actress Yen Santos.

The actor admitted to the relationship in an interview with Boy Abunda, saying yes when the talk show host asked if Yen is his girlfriend now, after trying to joke around the question.

“As for us, what you see is what you get. We cannot force people to be happy for us. We cannot force people to believe what they want to believe. I just hope they think that what they see posted is the only truth they know,” he said.

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Paolo Contis co-starred with Yen Santos in ‘A Faraway Land’

However, Paolo denied the notion that he cheated on partner LJ Reyes with Yen, saying that the two were only friends when they were seen together in Baguio City around the same time he and LJ broke up.

“When Yen and I went to Baguio, LJ was already in the States. It seemed the other way round because your interview with LJ came out, but we were no longer in Baguio at the time,” Paolo said.

He admitted that he and LJ’s relationship had not been okay for quite some time prior to the breakup, and that one of his biggest mistakes was not caring about her mental health, especially during the pandemic.

LJ is now residing in US with Summer, her daughter with Paolo, and Aki (her son from her previous relationship with Paulo Avelino).

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LJ is now in the US with the kids

(Photo Source: Paolo Contis IG, LJ Reyes Instagram)