KAPUSO leading man Dingdong Dantes renewed his exclusive network contract with GMA-7.

In an interview, he expressed elation for his extended deal with the network, saying he was excited with his upcoming shows in the channel.

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When asked of his rivalry with actor Richard Gutierrez, Dingdong said: "Yung word na magkaribal, medyo nasa negative site. We respect each others expertise but it all boils down to us being part of one network."

The actor also shared that there are also talks between him and sweetheart Marian Rivera to settle down but they are just waiting for the right time.

He said that their relationship is perfect and pointed out that they are very strong.

"One thing that I'm proud of is yung nagbibigayan kami sa isa't-isa," he said.

There are no plans yet of wedding yet as they are yet concentrating on their respective career, Dingdong added, saying, "Sa ngayon, sa amin na lang muna yun." (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)