|Andrei Felix and Venus Raj. File photo
MANILA, Philippines - Esther Bayonito, mother of beauty queen-turned-television host Venus Raj, said in a television interview that she supports her daughter's relationship with Andrei Felix.
On the ABS-CBN morning talk show "Kris TV" on Wednesday, Bayonito said she approves of Felix as the boyfriend of her daughter.
"Mabait siya. Kung mahal niya si Venus ay mahal din naman siya ni Venus," she said. "Sila ang magde-decide sa pagmamahalan nila at kung magkatugma ang ugali nila."
Bayonito added that she will always be there to support Raj and Felix, whom she already considers a part of their family.
"Nandiyan ako, susuportahan ko sila. Kung ano ang gusto ni Venus, nandiyan ako. Ituturing ko siya (Felix) bilang tunay kong anak," she said.
Raj admitted her relationship with Felix in March 2012. They became closer while working together for the ABS-CBN morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda."