Grace Lee to replace Shalani in TV show: report


Posted at Nov 17 2012 02:40 AM | Updated as of Nov 18 2012 08:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Shalani Soledad and Grace Lee now have more than a common romantic past as a shared history.

Lee, a radio and TV personality, will be taking on the hosting duties vacated by Soledad on a primetime variety program co-hosted by 4 others, including former Kapamilya star Willie Revillame.

Lee will start her stint on the show on Saturday, according to entertainment journalist Ricky Lo in a report published Friday by the Philippine Star.

Before he was romantically linked to Lee -- who admitted "dating [him] for a couple of months" -- President Benigno Aquino III was in a relationship with Soledad for nearly two years.

The two broke up in October 2010 reportedly due to their busy schedule. At the time, Soledad was a member of the Valenzuela City council.

It was in November 2010 when she was tapped by Revillame to co-host his program.

Now married to Pasig City Representative Roman Romulo, Soledad is set to run for Congress in the 2013 midterm elections under the administration-led Liberal Party-Nacionalista Party, Nationalist People’s Coalition.

Meanwhile, Lee became more well-known because her publicized relationship with Aquino.

It was in May this year, however, when the Korean TV host ended rumors of a blooming romance with the president, saying, "We're only friends now."