04/02/2013 07:01 pm ET Updated Apr 03, 2013

Actress Kate Del Castillo Denies Affair With Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Admits She ‘Likes Him' (VIDEO)

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Kate del Castillo is not dating Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, although the Mexican actress says she does like him.

In an interview with her sister Veronica del Castillo for Univision's “Primer Impacto,” the artist confessed she hasn’t been lucky in the love arena, but that does not mean she has any regrets about the decisions she has made in the past.

"In terms of relationships, I’ve had two failures, although I don’t like to call them failures, they are self learning, and I cannot say I regret any of my relationships. I’ve always said that I am a much loved woman," she said.

She also made it clear rumors about a supposedly secret relationship with Villaraigosa, and also with boxer Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, are not true.

"With Canelo I have a very special relationship and I hope we have it for life because he is a guy I admire a lot for thousands of reasons. He has been an important man in my life… I admire him, I love him," said del Castillo. "Antonio Villaraigosa is a very interesting man who I admire greatly, with who I also have talks. He is a good friend of mine, a friend of my parents too. But I have no relationship with either of them."

However, when asked if she at least liked them, the actress didn’t hesitate to admit she does.

I like both of them. I like men who are intelligent and sensitive. From there to having a relationship with them is another thing,” she said to her older sister.

Del Castillo also took the opportunity to clarify that she has never had a relationship with Mexican star Luis Miguel, with whom she sustains a long-time friendship.

"A romance of 27, 30 years, I don’t know how many years I've met him… He is a friend who has been through difficult times in my life, also in the wonderful ones. I love him, I respect him. He will be a friend forever, a friend without benefits," said the actress.

And even though Kate is currently single, she does not feel alone, she instead is living the best time of her life.

"I've never felt more fulfilled. I remember being in a relationship and feeling depressed, alone. I’ve never felt loneliness. I don’t feel like a lonely woman," she says.

Del Castillo and Villaraigosa had been spotted together on February during various events prompting rumors of a possible romance between them. When contacted by The Huffington Post at the time the star just limited herself to reveal, “He practices Spanish with me.”

Take a look at the interview below (in Spanish) .


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