MANILA, Philippines – King of Talk Boy Abunda confirmed on Thursday that Benigno Aquino III and celebrity stylist Liz Uy have been going out on dates.
Speaking on entertainment show “Showbiz News Ngayon” (SNN), Abunda said that it is safe to say that Aquino and Uy are on the “getting to know each other” stage.
“I think, safely, sabi ko nga bilang kaibigan ni Liz, totoo po mga kaibigan na I think they are getting to know each other. That’s how far it goes. They’re getting to know each other. Yes they go out on dates. They go out on dinners maybe. Hindi maybe. Totoo po iyan,” said Abunda who is a close friend of the Aquino family.
SNN host Bianca Gonzalez, however, shared that Uy got surprised over the rumors that she and Aquino are already engaged. The supposed engagement was earlier denied by the presidential stylist through her Twitter account.
Meanwhile, Aquino’s eldest sister Ballsy Aquino-Cruz confirmed that the relationship of Aquino and Valenzuela City councilor Shalani Soledad is really over.
“Kasi kaka-break lang naman niya. Alam ko naglalabas pa siya sa ibang mga babae. After all these years parang hindi na namin masyado napapansin kasi 50 na rin siya. Siyempre kapag bata talagang excited kaming lahat, pero kapag ganyan pinapabayaan na namin diba,” Cruz told ABS-CBN News.
However, Cruz was obviously surprised when asked if she knows anything about the alleged engagement of his brother and Uy.
“Ay, hindi ko nabalitaan ‘yan, hindi ko alam na girlfriend na pala niya. Nakakagulat na balita. Hindi ko alam, baka may manghuhulang nagsabi,” said Cruz.
It was reported on TV Patrol on Thursday that Aquino and Uy are engaged to be married in 2011. According to some articles, the supposed wedding of the year will happen on October 11, the same date as Aquino’s parents’ wedding. - With reports from Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News