Vice Ganda dismisses rumors he broke up with Ion Perez: ‘Masaya kami’
Vice Ganda shut down rumors that he and his partner Ion Perez have broken up, stating that they recently spent time apart only to keep the “balance” in their relationship.
The comedian admitted that he cried because he missed Perez who recently came back from a trip to Japan, as seen in an episode of the noontime variety show “It’s Showtime” on its YouTube channel yesterday, Aug. 17.
“Magmula kasi nung nag-pandemic, ‘di ba nagsama kami sa bahay, tapos hindi na kami nagkaroon ng time na maghiwalay nang matagal,” he said. “Pero kasama ko ‘yung pamilya ko nung wala siya [para] balance. Nagpunta siya ng Japan kasama niya ‘yung pamilya niya, nagpunta naman akong Bohol kasama pamilya ko — bala-balanse [para may] time with our family.”
(When the pandemic started, we decided to live together and since then, we have not had the time to be separated from each other for a long period of time. But I was with my family when he left [for Japan] so there could be balance. He went to Japan with his family while I went to Bohol with my family. [We did it] to have balance [in our relationship] and to allot time for our families.)
Vice Ganda and Perez were then cheered by their fans after the couple greeted them and addressed the breakup speculations hounding their relationship.
“Masaya kami. ‘Wag kayong gumagawa ng mga ano, mga chismosa kayo. [Sabi nila] hiwalay na daw kami ni Ion,” Vice Ganda stated while he and his fellow hosts laughed at the issue. (We are happy. Do not make up [stories], you gossipmongers. They are spreading rumors that Ion and I already broke up.)
While the comedian did not elaborate how the rumors came up, it can be noted that entertainment columnist Cristy Fermin earlier speculated that the couple’s relationship may be on the rocks lately. Fermin’s statement, which can be seen in her YouTube vlog last Aug. 12, came after Vice Ganda disclosed that the “past few months have not been easy” for him.
Vice Ganda and Perez confirmed their relationship in 2019, revealing that they have already been dating for a year at the time. The couple then got engaged in 2020, and had a wedding commitment ceremony in Las Vegas last February. JB
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