Matteo Guidicelli addresses Sarah Geronimo engagement rumors

MANILA, Philippines – It has been close to two years since Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli confirmed their relationship.

Recently, photos of them at a hot air balloon festival surfaced online and got fans excited. Sarah went out without a chaperone for the occasion.

Sarah's parents, Divine and Delfin, are known to be very strict with their daughter, especially when it comes to relationships(READ: Sarah Geronimo on Gerald Anderson, Rayver Cruz)

Aside from the hot air balloon festival, they were spotted at a wedding and during Matteo's birthday celebration in Cebu. (READ: Sarah G opens up about relationship with Matteo Guidicelli)

☺️ #LatePost #SarahGeronimo #SarahG #MatteoGuidicelli #AshMatt #BAMA2016PlatinumEdition_SarahGeronimo A photo posted by Sarah Geronimo Fan (@isgfan) on Mar 28, 2016 at 10:06pm PDT


Taking their first flight to forever! #loveisintheair #041416 #internationalhotairballoonfestival #SarahGeronimo #MatteoGuidicelli #AshMatt #SarahandMatteo ©tto A photo posted by Sarah G and Matteo G (@justsarahandmatteog) on Apr 13, 2016 at 9:21pm PDT


I just died!!  #loveisintheair #041416 #internationalballoonfestival #SarahandMatteo #AshMatt #SarahGeronimo #MatteoGuidicelli ©tto A photo posted by Sarah G and Matteo G (@justsarahandmatteog) on Apr 13, 2016 at 6:56pm PDT


When asked about these photos, Matteo responded to criticism that his camp was behind their release. (READ: Matteo Guidicelli: I’m not using Sarah Geronimo)

File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Matteo said during the press conference for the second season of Single/Single, Thursday, April 21: "You know, we’re public property. We’re public people, 'di ba (aren't we), so whenever we go out, people will take pictures." 

"So, that’s really ridiculous if that’s coming from my camp," he added.

"It was nice, it was fun," Matteo said about his date with Sarah at the hot air balloon festival. “It was a free day, I blocked off because tuluy-tuloy ang taping namin araw-araw (we tape everyday)."

He is currently occupied with the TV shows Single/Single and Dolce Amore.

"So, I needed something to relax. So, yun (there), we went to [the] hot air balloon show," Matteo added.

Matteo also addressed rumors that he and Sarah got engaged and are now living together. 

"Nothing. It’s all rumors, you know. Everything is fine, everything is safe and everything is good," he said. "No, we’re not living in together. It’s not true." 

"No, there were rumors that came out, that we were engaged, and people were texting me, 'Congratulations.' But no, no, no, we’re not engaged," Matteo said. –