Did Kaladkaren fly to the UK to marry in secret?


Posted at Feb 27 2020 04:02 AM | Updated as of Feb 27 2020 06:57 AM

MANILA -- There's been talk about secret marriages lately, thanks to popular celebrity couple Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli tying the knot in a hush-hush ceremony.

And it seems all this chatter has led to some thinking that couples who go on an extended vacation abroad together, or the like, have exchanged vows away from the spotlight as well. 

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This included TV host KaladKaren, a transgender woman who rose to fame for her on-point impersonation of Karen Davila. She was asked by some of her fans if the reason she stayed in the UK for longer than what she initially said was because she had tied the knot. 

KaladKaren, whose given name is Jervi Li, is dating a British man. They have been together for more than 7 years. 


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The question was brought up on "Tonight with Boy Abunda" this Wednesday. 

According to KaladKaren, the speculations could not be farther from the truth. 

She emotionally shared that the reason was why she flew to the UK was because her boyfriend's father died in an accident a few days after New Year's day. 

"I needed to be with him, he needed me to be there and I gave that to him," she said of her boyfriend. 

She added that she and her boyfriend's dad were very close, and that he had been very accepting towards her. 

"Never kaming nakaramdam ng discrimination, or ibang pag-turing sa akin kasi number one: I'm a foreigner. Number two: I'm a trans woman," she shared. 

"Never nila pinaramdam sa amin na iba kaming couple. They've been very accepting to us. I loved them very much." 


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KaladKaren is currently one of the hosts of the online show of the ongoing season of "The Voice Teens." 

In the same interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda," she was also asked about her thoughts on the surprise marriage of Geronimo, a coach of the singing competition. 

"I wish them forever," KaladKaren said. 


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KaladKaren first rose to fame for her impersonation of Karen Davila. Her persona was born during a satirical show in college that poked fun at the last presidential elections. 

She has since taken advantage of her fame to call for a law protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community in the country.