Well, well…what do we have here? James Franco and Miss Universe winner, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, indulged in a pretty flirty social media exchange over the weekend! But what does it mean? Are they dating?!
Nothing like a little Instagram banter to keep us guessing! James Franco, 37, gushed over Miss Universe winner, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, 26, on the social media site recently, and she returned the love right back. Could there be something going on between these two?!
The actor shared a side-by-side photo of him and Pia striking similar celebratory poses, and included the caption, “I [heart] the Philippines!!!! [Heart] 2 @missuniverse.” What’s interesting, though, is he posted this weeks after Pia won the competition on Dec. 20, and after her press tour all last week.
Pia took note of the sweet message, and excitedly wrote back, “I LOVE YOU MORE!!!” with several heart emojis. Does anyone else get a vibe here that these two know each other beyond just a quick social media exchange?! The back and forth is just too casual! Maybe they’ve been hanging out?!
Even without a new relationship, though, it’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Pia. The 26-year-old was originally announced as the runner-up to Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez in Miss Universe on Dec. 20, but host Steve Harvey quickly revealed he’d made a mistake…Pia was the real champion. It proved to be an incredibly awkward moment, especially since Ariadna was already wearing the crown and sash! Naturally, Steve has been mocked for his flub several times since, but the whole thing was obviously upsetting for the contestants, especially Ariadna.
“It was very humiliating for me, but also for the whole country and all the people, not only from Colombia, but the other Latinos that were in the auditorium,” she said in an interview on Dec. 30. “[I thought] this was going to be a joke, because in rehearsals, he used to play around with the questions. And I thought he was going to continue with that tone to make people laugh.” Nope…no laughing matter at all. Pia certainly seems to have moved on, though!
HollywoodLifers, do you think James and Pia would be a cute couple?