MANILA, Philippines – Lauren Reid, the sister of the phenomenal actor James Reid, on Wednesday has denied that she has something to do with the split of celebrity couple Gab Valenciano and Tricia Centenera.
Lauren Reid was allegedly among of the four celebrities named in a report by entertainment website PEP who was spotted with Gab Valenciano. The three others were cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, model Dani Camcam, and Issa Pressman, the sister of young actress Yassi Pressman.
According to the report, it has reached out to the four women involved in the controversy and noted that Pressman has denied any links to Valenciano, while Lauren Reid refused to answer.
In an ambush interview with Gretchen Fullido and other reporters on Wednesday, Lauren Reid claimed that there is no truth to the speculations.
“Well, that’s a shame to be honest… but I guess it comes from being in showbiz,” Reid said claiming that she only met Valenciano twice through his sister Kiana, who happens to be Lauren’s friend. “I really don’t know Gab very well,” Lauren added.
Reid further noted that the reason her name was mentioned in the allegation was “because I’m probably relevant at the moment and it’s something to make the story have more flavor.”
“Sorry to the writer but it’s unfortunate that they had to do that,” Reid said. Meanwhile, James Reid also came into his sister’s defense, saying that isn’t true.
The “Till I Met You” lead actor James Reid added that Gab Valenciano and his sister Lauren met but he doesn’t know if they are friends. James also stressed out that his siter Lauren is unaffected by the issue.
Valenciano and Centenera were married three times. The celebrity couple had a civil union in the United States last October 11 back in 2014 followed by two wedding ceremonies in Tagaytay and Boracay the following year.