On Tonight with Boy Abunda, popular student athletes known to their fans as “Kiefly,” Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez finally opened up about the status of their relationship.
Known as “phenoms” in their respective sports in the UAAP and best friends in real life, the pair was asked (as athletes) if they would consider love a distraction or an inspiration, Kiefer said, “well for me it’s an inspiration. Having probably her (gesturing towards Alyssa) being very competitive and being one of the top, probably the top player in volleyball, yung may inspiration ka rin na ganoon yung kasama mo, yung partner mo, na magaling din. So you want to be at the same level as hers di ba. So for me, it’s an inspiration.”
Kiefer referring to Alyssa as his partner was not lost on the host, they were then asked, “Are you together, are you a couple, are you in love with each other, yes or no? That’s answerable by a yes or a no.”
“We’re not together, Tito Boy,” was Alyssa’s answer, then Kiefer interjected, “Yet! Keyword: yet.” Although Kiefer admitted that they are in the courtship stage. To make matters clear, the host asked Kiefer, “You are courting Alyssa?” Kiefer firmly answered, “Yes.”
The host then asked Alyssa, “May pag-asa?” The volleyball player said, “Lahat naman, sabi nga diba, hope; andoon naman palagi ang hope. Siguro time lang, may priorities din kami parehas.”
When asked what the best thing about Alyssa was, Kiefer said, “Probably her personality. Personality being really down to earth despite all the things she achieved already at a very young age. And, just being around her is very vibrant, very infectious yung vibe niya. Hindi mo malalaman kung pagod siya after practice, or pagod siya after doing some work, or in school, so pagnakakasama mo sya laging masaya lang.”
“I think we’re on the same page, Tito Boy. I think connected lang kasi we experience the same thing like during the games, pag talo, pag panalo, I think yun talaga yung important. As a student athlete also, kailangan mo ng someone na alam mo na parehas kayo ng pinagdadaanan,” Alyssa shared.
Kiefer was then asked, “Hypothetically, last night of the world, would you propose? Would you say, ‘Alyssa, would you marry me?’” The ‘phenom’ answered, “Yes, I would.”
Then directed towards Alyssa, the host then asked, “Last night of the world, if he does that, would you say yes or no?” She then answered, “Basta andyan ka, Tito Boy, I’ll say yes.”
During the segment Fast Talk, the ‘phenoms’ answered each other’s names when asked who the sexiest man or woman was. Alyssa was also asked, “yes or no, does Kiefer Ravena make you happy?” The athlete said, “yes.”
Lastly, the host asked, “Kiefer, yes or no, are you in love with Alyssa?”
Kiefer said, “Yes.”