Ex-starlet Ramona Revilla happy because of American BF

By BOY VILLASANTA, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at Feb 07 2009 01:16 PM | Updated as of Feb 07 2009 09:20 PM

Controversial former sexy actress Ramona Revilla is on cloud nine these days. It’s because her American boyfriend is in town.

As soon as 28-year-old merchant marine Fred Farrel arrived in the country a few days ago, the couple went to Batangas. She also threw a small welcome party for him Wednesday evening. 

“This is Fred’s first time in the Philippines so I am touring him around,” said Ramona.  “He’s a very loving and thoughtful person.”

Revilla, who just arrived from the United States late last year, said they were introduced to each other by a common friend and the romance blossomed instantly.

“It was love at first sight. Although he was very busy with his work, he visited me regularly in my house when I was still in the states. He’s a very mature person,” she said.

The couple, however, has no marriage plans yet.

“Marami pa kaming gustong gawin sa buhay. He’s in the states most of the time and I am in Manila… but we communicate regularly,” she said.

Izza Ignacio, also a former sexy star and Revilla’s friend, attended the bienvenida along with her husband, Filipino-Canadian James Harper.

Ignacio and Harper have been married for almost a year now. They tied the knot after 10 years of being together, Ignacio said.

The Harpers also said they are not yet in a hurry to have a baby.

“We’re taking it easy,” Ignacio said.