Three years after they broke up, singer Liezel Garcia said that she has remained friends with her ex-boyfriend, fellow Kapamilya singer Bugoy Drilon.
“Ang maganda po ‘dun kasi nagstart naman po talaga kami na mas matagal ‘yung friendship namin kumpara mo sa naging kami. And, ayun ‘yung tinetreasure namin talaga,” she said during a Star Music press conference on Thursday, December 8.
She also opened up about her new boyfriend Justin Eagle, an American citizen living in West Virginia, USA.
When asked if he is also a singer, Liezel said, “Marunong po siyang kumanta pero hindi naman po siya singer.”
As to how she met him, the recording artist narrated, “Actually, ano po… Nako, ang hirap. Talagang involved pa rin po si Bugoy kasi friend po niya. Tapos, na-meet ko po sa kanya.
“Kasi sa circle of friends po namin, talagang si Bugoy po ‘yung talagang pinaka-friendly. Kumbaga, ma-chika po kasi siya, ma-PR so siya ‘yung hindi mahiyain sa group namin.”
Liezel also said that Bugoy is also currently dating someone and that he was back on the dating scene before she was.
In an interview with PUSH.com.ph after the event, Liezel shared that her boyfriend has plans to come to the Philippines this Christmas so that they can meet and spend time with each other.
“Tignan natin kung next year matupad na so hopefully,” she said, adding that they would usually see each other through the video messaging application, FaceTime.
“Bago pa lang kami so parang more on FaceTime kami and then dapat kasi, ang plan namin magkita kami this year but then hindi natuloy kasi nga medyo busy. Siya rin busy sa work and ako rin so hopefully, next year, 2017 is the year for us to see each other.”
Liezel popularized the song, “‘Di Ko Kayang Limutin” which music video garnered over 5.8 million views on YouTube.