Maris Racal recently talked more about her and boyfriend Rico Blanco’s relationship which blossomed even before the start of the pandemic.
During her guesting in Magandang Buhay, Maris admitted that at first, she had fears of being judged in making her relationship public given their 25-year-age difference, but got surprised when people reacted the other way around.
“Every time ganun po yung topic, natatakot po talaga ako, napi-pressure ako kasi natatakot ako sa kung ano ang iisipin ng mga tao. Kasi, strange kasi yung relationship namin, because of the age gap. It’s like the big elephant in the room, so parang natatakot akong iano ng mga tao.
Maris, who first worked with Rico for her song Abot Langit in 2019, shared that it’s not just music that binds them together but also values they hold in life.
“Before, I would say music kasi doon kami nag-start nag-click talaga, nag-work together. But like now, siguro malaking percentage ‘yung pareho kami ng values sa life, pareho kaming may malaking family and very close together. So gets namin kung paano mag-treat ng family. So ‘yun ang pinaka-importante talaga sa amin,” she stated.
According to Maris, Rico is not the type to easily show his affection, but she gets kilig every time he makes a sweet gesture in his own simple way.
“Everyday naman, ate Melai,” Maris said when asked by host Melai Cantiveros when was the last time Rico made her kilig.
“Simple lang naman kasi si Rico na boyfriend. Parang hindi naman siya yung tipong, like, araw-araw na nagbibigay ng bulaklak.
“Pero siguro every time nagbibigay siya ng flowers, kinikilig ako. Kasi hindi siya ganoon, simple lang siya. So, every time na may ibibigay siya, parang kinikilig ako,” added maris.
The couple, who first sparked relationship rumors in March, calls each other “Babs” as their their term of endearment.