DANIEL Matsunaga has finally admitted that he is now in a romantic relationship with Erich Gonzales.

The confirmation took place on Wednesday’s episode of "Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal," where the model and actress guested as players.

When television host Luis Manzano asked the two on the reason behind their terms of endearment, the Brazilian-Japanese model said: "Mahilig ako sa workout... nung naging kami..."

Manzano immediately cut him short and repeated the model's statement.

"Okay tapos, tapos! Ganun, walang pasikot sikot. Hindi nanggaling sa akin, hindi nanggaling kay Erich. 'Nung naging kami'. Tapos," he said.

Matsunaga then explained the reason behind the "Spartan" and "Spartan baby" pet names and reiterated that he has found new love in the actress.

"Yes, she's my girlfriend na," the 26-year-old said. "Nung pumunta kami sa Hong Kong, pumunta kami sa gym, nag workout kami kaya siya yung Spartan baby ngayon."

Manzano told Gonzales that he noticed that Matsunaga was very proud of calling her his girlfriend.

The Kapamilya actress replied: "Ako rin naman, siyempre."

Matsunaga and Gonzales grew closer together in the set of "Two Wives" and during their guest appearances in morning lifestyle program "Kris TV." (Sunnex)