Iza Calzado maintained that she’s not in the position to comment on the status of President Noynoy Aquino’s love life. But since she’s acquainted with Grace Lee, Iza agreed that the TV host-DJ is a good match for the president. “Oo naman, I wish them good luck. Si Grace kasi kakilala ko siya e. Dun na lang ako. Kasi mas pwede ata ako magbigay ng comment from that [point of view]. Masaya ako kasi Grace is a good person. I’ve known her for a couple of years. My impression of her is disenteng babae. I’ve spoken to her, she is intelligent. I’m happy. I think she’s somebody the president can date,” said Iza in an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com, The Buzz, and Push.com.ph last February 7.
Iza was once romantically linked to President Noynoy after they were introduced to each other during the birthday party of Ogie Alcasid last year. But she was quick to clarify that they never went out together, let alone exchange numbers at the time.
On her part, Iza admitted that she’s back in the dating scene, but refused to disclose if she and her non-showbiz friend are going steady. “I’m dating. Bawal daw mag-boyfriend sabi ni Ate Kris (Aquino) [for] 26 weeks. Nakaka-one week na so 25 na lang,” she added with a laugh.
Although she’ll be attending the premiere night of Unofficially Yours on February 14, Iza’s looking forward to a post-Valentine date with her current beau. “Actually, mas maganda mag-celebrate not on the day itself. Medyo hectic talaga. Ang hirap kaya, fully booked kaya [ang schedule ko]. At saka parang ang awkward lang din, makikita mo yung mga tao tapos magkakakilala kayo. Yun ay kung medyo normal [na dinner date yung] gagawin ninyo.”
Asked about her dream date, the beautiful actress shared that she’d like it to be really romantic. “If I were to plan a date for myself and for someone, I would have fireworks, dinner, and music. Or something unexpected or a vacation if I could. But right now I can’t take off because kailangan namin magtrabaho para sa Maalaala Mo Kaya [episode with Zanjoe Marudo]. Hindi ako nagku-complain ha.”
At the end of the interview, Iza also explained why she chose love over career when Boy Abunda asked her some random questions in Bandila’s February 6 episode. “Mabilis pa sa alas kwatro, love [yung sagot ko]. Bakit? Ang sarap kaya magmahal. Kasi minsan, mayaman ka nga, successful ka nga, ang lungkot mo naman. Pero ‘di naman kasi sinabi na mamumulubi ka ‘pag sinabi mong love. Kumbaga, if it were a choice between love or career at a specific point in your life, kung talagang mas matimbang yung love at hopefully it’s the right person, then you know you’re choosing something good.”
Iza Calzado says Grace Lee is a good match for President Noynoy Aquino
Once linked to President Noynoy Aquino herself, Iza Calzado comments on his growing romance with TV personality Grace Lee.