Xian Lim "will always be there" for onscreen partner and "special friend" Kim Chiu, now that the actress is being embroiled in a controversy over the rumored romance between best friend Maja Salvador and former beau Gerald Anderson.
"I'm always here, giving her an open ear and a lending hand," said Xian, citing an article in Yahoo! Philippines, during the press conference of ABS-CBN's primetime drama series "Ina, Kapatid, Anak."
Asked if there is something behind their friendship, Xian insisted he and Kim are just good friends.
"Pag mas matagal mo naman talagang nakakasama yung tao, mas nakikilala mo na sila. Mas nagiging komportable ka sa kanila at mas maganda yung pagkakaibigan," he explained.
The two have been appearing in public together since they had their first onscreen tandem in "My Binondo Girl" way back 2011.
Xian said he spent the New Year with Kim and her family in Subic.
"Noong Christmas Day they were in Hong Kong. After Christmas, nakakatuwa kasi ininvite niya ako. I surprised her. Kami naman wala kaming pupuntahan sa New Year. Masaya na nakasama ko si Kim noong bagong taon. Sana ii-invite pa niya ako sa mga susunod na party," the hunk actor said.
"I'm happy to be with her," he added.