MANILA – The girlfriend of the Filipina contestant on X Factor Israel could not help but feel proud after the caregiver publicly admitted their relationship.
Mel Adel said she didn't expect Rose Fostanes to divulge their relationship in public as she feared it might harm her chances of winning the singing contest.
"Di ko akalain na aaminin niya yan kasi syempre baka makakasira sa kanya. Pero natuwa ako. Tuwang-tuwa ako sa nakita ko ganun nga na 'Ah talaga, di pala niya ako pinagkaila'," said Adel.
Fostanes, in a recent interview, admitted that she misses her family and her girlfriend back in the Philippines.
Adel said they have been together for three decades now.
She was also Fostanes' constant companion when joining singing contests.
"Laging may dala na minus one. Hindi kami lumalakad na wala kaming dala nun. Every time na may nadadaanan kaming mga pista, mga ganun, sasali siya at hindi naman kaming bigong umuuwi," she said.
Fostanes has secured her place on the show's finals after making it to the Top 4.
Filipinos here and abroad are all supporting her in her bid to be the X Factor Israel's first season winner.
"Maraming salamat sa kanila minamahal nila yung kapwa Pilipino nila," said Fostanes' youngest sister, Nancy. Report from Marie Lozano, ABS-CBN News