Marie Digby - James Yap rumored 'affair' a gimmick?

The rumor about Japanese-Irish singer and songwriter Marie Digby's relationship with basketball star James Yap has been making rounds in social networking sites, websites, blogs and online fora since last week. Reports said Marie is dating Kris Aquino's estranged husband.

Marie in a television interview already denied the allegation saying she and James are just "friends."

Earlier this week, Marie reportedly revealed at ABS-CBN's Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN) that she only gets to see the basketballer on some occasions and only communicates with him on Facebook.

James, meawhile, has kept silent on the intrigue. More details of this story can be found here.

In that Yahoo! article, by the way, a commenter who goes by the nickname of Pongkie posted:
“mag aartista si Marie kaya ni link kay James Yap. dati kay Sam Milby. silang 3 manager si Boy Abunda.. galing mag PR no? ilad-ilad ba”
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Whatcha say Boy?