Robi Domingo and Gretchen Ho Photo taken from Domingo's Instagram account.
MANILA - Former collegiate volleyball player turned TV host Gretchen Ho credits her boyfriend Robi Domingo for constantly helping her improve herself, saying that she's lucky to have him in her life.
In an interview with entertainment website Push.com, Ho revealed that she first had doubts when she decided to pursue a career in hosting, noting that landing a corporate job could have been more "stable."
"I never expected myself to be in this track so sometimes I do have doubts kung tama ba na I’m supposed to be here or maybe I should just go corporate," she said.
Ho then explained how the current "Pinoy Big Brother" host helped erased most of those doubts by giving her tips on how to better her on-screen persona.
"He [Domingo] always encourages me and tells me, 'kaya mo 'yan, you’re improving already. He watches my performances on TV and during events and he gives me advice dahil matagal na siya sa industry. So he tells me to not do this or do that, ganun. Very supportive naman siya," she said.
Ho also enjoys having a partner committed to a healthy lifestyle, as it helps bring out the competitive spirit in her, which was evident during her days as a player for the Lady Eagles.
"Mas gusto ko na drained na drained ako after workout. Pero hindi ko naman siya matatapatan kasi lalake siya eh. Siguro when it comes to inspiration, we keep each other in check, 'pag nagwo-workout ako nacha-challenge siya na mag-workout din. So hindi siya papayag na ako lang. Siguro we’re competitive in that sense," she said.
Ho added that it feels nice to have a "work-out" buddy as determined as Domingo.
"The good thing about it is that gusto ko rin naman ng partner na athletic eh. So it’s nice that we get to work out with each other. Parang natutuwa ako na we share the same interests and we enjoy doing it together."