MANILA, Philippines – Doctor-to-the-stars Vicki Belo, 56, was spotted with young hunky Edward Mendez at a cocktail party at the Makati Shangri-la Manila.
“He’s my substitute [boyfriend],” Belo joked when asked about her young arm candy at the party of local carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on July 23.
“No, he’s my friend. We have dinner and talk a lot,” she explained.
The young model-turned actor and fitness consultant, has repeatedly denied that he was behind Belo’s break-up with long-time-boyfriend Hayden Kho.
Mendez told ABS-CBN in May that his relationship with Belo is purely “platonic.” He admitted that the doctor is “girlfriend material” but said he wouldn’t risk their friendship for a romantic relationship.
The two said they met nearly a decade ago when the then teenage Mendez became a client in Belo’s beauty clinic.
For her part, Belo maintains that she is single after calling it quits with Kho nearly 5 months ago.
“Lovelife? Nothing so far, just recovering my heart,” said the celebri-doc. – Rappler.com