PNoy confirms relationship status in Vice Ganda interview

MANILA, Philippines – In a rare one-on-one interview, President Benigno Aquino III was the guest of honor on comedian Vice Ganda’s popular show Gandang Gabi Vice on Sunday, January 4. (READ: 10 random things we learned from the PNoy-Vice Ganda interview)

Perhaps the most notable highlight from the pre-taped interview at Malacañang Palace came in the form of an admission about his often buzzed-about love life. In the interview, PNoy admitted that he did have a girlfriend – up until “several months ago,” that is. He said that he's currently single. 

He also said would prefer a future girlfriend to be younger than him so that he would have a chance at having children in the future.  

Another highlight from that interview: a singing PNoy, who performed a few bars of the song “Estudyante Blues.” Asked about his ligaw (courtship) style, PNoy said that he liked to sing, but had never tried to serenade a girl.  

He sang a few bars, then was accompanied by Vice for the rest before stopping.  

He also confirmed that he was previously in a relationship with TV personality Grace Lee.

Vice also asked PNoy what it was like growing up with sister Kris Aquino, a prominent and often controversial TV host, actress and image model.

“Interesting,” was how he described it, saying that he enjoyed time with her children Josh and Bimby – and that he would likely be watching Bimby’s movie with Vice, The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin 2.  

In a chic black and white oufit, Vice was understandably more reserved during the interview, making jokes about the high-profile nature of the meeting.  

While Vice tried to hold back, he made jokes about the President's thinning hair and made an attempt to ask him if he played video games.

"Tanggap ko na (I accept it)," said the President of his thinning hair, with a grin. 

Whatever happens to me, I’d like to tell all my fans that I love them very much, Vice Ganda joked in Filipino. He later said that this was one of the most important interviews of his life. – Rappler.com