Romance brewing between Vickie, Daniel?
MANILA - "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Vicke Rushton and her boyfriend, actor Jason Abalos, almost broke up several times before she entered the famous yellow house.
This was the revelation of the 21-year-old former beauty queen in the reality show's episode aired on Friday. Vickie was chatting with fellow housemates Fourth Pagotan and Cheridel Alejandrino when the topic was brought up.
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While she readily said "Yes" when asked if she still loves Jason, Vickie appeared hesitant to answer Fourth's question on whether she is still happy with their relationship.
Vickie shared that whenever she and former housemate Michele Gumabao would talk about men, she could not help but compare Jason's way of handling their relationship in recent months.
In Thursday's episode, Vickie lamented that Jason was exerting less effort into their relationship, citing as an example the fact that he would not have anything prepared for special occasions such as Valentine's Day.
In another conversation with Cheridel, Vickie said Jason tends to be preoccupied with his cellphone whenever they are together.
"Ilang beses na kami muntik mag ganyan (gestures cross with fingers), ha. Pero sinusubukan ko. Gano'n din 'yung dahilan, dahil ayaw niya [makipaghiwalay]," Vickie told her housemates.
Fourth and Cheridel surmised that Jason might start to realize Vickie's worth once they have "space," especially now that she has been staying in the "Pinoy Big Brother" house for over two months already.
Vickie answered: "Bakit gano'n, pag matagal kami hindi nagkita, gano'n siya? Dahil nasasanay siya na nandiyan lang ako, gano'n? Hindi niya naa-appreciate 'yung presence ko. Ayoko ng gano'n."
Cheridel and Fourth, who have both been teasing Vickie with housemate Daniel Matsunaga, raised their observation that the actor-model appears to be fond of Vickie, but has been maintaining a respectful distance because of her relationship with Jason.
They mentioned the possibility that Daniel's presence might be fueling Vickie's doubts about her relationship outside the house. Vickie, however, disagreed. "Naiintindihan ko 'yung tanong niyo, pero wala naman dito, e," Vickie said.
When Daniel joined them in the conversation, Cheridel asked him whether he would be willing to wait for someone who is in a relationship.
Daniel answered that he would, but only if he is in love with that person. He added, however, that "real love" develops over time, and that it would be unlikely for him to fall in love with someone whom he knows already has a partner.
"Pinoy Big Brother: All In" airs weeknights on Primetime Bida, and on Saturdays and Sundays as part of ABS-CBN's Yes! Weekend line-up. Afternoon updates are also aired via "Uber" on weekdays.