‘It’s liberating’: Vice Ganda reveals he and Ion Perez have been a couple for already one year

/ 05:22 PM November 07, 2019
Vice Ganda and Ion Perez

Vice Ganda and Ion Perez. Image: Instagram.com/praybeytbenjamin

Comedian and host Vice Ganda revealed that he and Ion Perez have been in a relationship for already one year, just a little over a week after confirming the long-running rumor that they are indeed a couple.

Vice shared that it was “liberating” to finally go public with his relationship with Perez in an interview posted last Tuesday, Nov. 5 on the Facebook page of Tonight with Boy Abunda.


“Freedom is bliss. It’s liberating, mas masarap kumilos, hindi nakakangawit, wala kang iniisip mas na-eenjoy namin ang buhay,” the comedian said.

(Freedom is bliss. It’s liberating, it feels so much better because I have nothing to hide now, we can enjoy life more.)


Vice recently gave fans a snippet of Ion and him enjoying their Japan trip through his Instagram post also on Saturday, Nov. 2: “You start being happy the moment you stop giving a shit!”

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You start being happy the moment you stop giving a shit!

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In the interview, Vice said that Perez does not deserve being “hidden” by him anymore.

“Kasi dati ‘yun yung iniinda kong sakit eh, na parang ‘ba’t parang hindi naman ako kayang ipagmalaki ng mga lalaking nakakarelasyon ko o minamahal ko,” Vice said. “Tapos sabi ko, ‘bakit ‘yung nararamdaman kong ganon dati, bakit ko ipaparamdam kay Ion?'”

(Before, I was always hurt because the men I loved could not take pride in being with me. Then I asked myself, why would I let Ion feel the same way I felt?)

“Kasi siya nauna eh, siya ‘yung mga nagpo-post noon pa sa Instagram, ako bihira eh. Sabi ko, ‘deserve ni Ion ‘to, kasi mabuti naman siyang tao bakit ko siya ikahihiya?'” he added.

(He was the first one to show me off, he always posts about me on Instagram, while I rarely post about him. I said to myself, “Ion deserves this because he is a good person, why would I be ashamed of him?”)


Perez had previously denied being in a relationship with Vice last August. The couple, however, have exchanged I-love-yous during a segment in “It’s Showtime” last September, even before confirming their relationship to the public. JB


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