Actress-comedienne Ai-Ai delas Alas explained why her marriage to boyfriend Gerald Sibayan was postponed from December 2017 to next year.
“Dapat December 8, 2017. Eh, parang gusto ko munang maging single kasi di ba, kakalabas lang two or three years ago ng divorce ko. Pero ‘yung ano dito, ‘yung parang recognition sa Philippines, kakalabas lang last year so gusto kong tumagal naman ‘yung pagiging single ko,” she told some reporters during the press conference for her Valentine’s Day concert with Ogie Alcasid and Erik Santos titled, #HugotPlaylist at the Kia Theater.
“’Yun lang feeling na gusto ko single naman ako for a while kahit sa ano lang, sa papel. Kasi hindi naman ako single, may boyfriend naman. Kahit sa papel lang, gusto kong manamnam na single ako ng mahabang panahon,” Ai-Ai, who has been married twice, said.
She said Gerald understands her well. She lightheartedly shared, “Sabi niya, ‘When you’re ready.’ Kasi nga di ba ako ‘yung nag… Sabi ko, ‘Wag muna.’ Sabi niya, ’21 years old?’” Ai-Ai is aged 52 while Gerald is 23.
Meanwhile, it does not need to be Valentine’s Day for Ai-Ai and Gerald to spend a romantic time together.
According to the actress-comedienne, her boyfriend is consistent about giving her a bouquet of flowers every time they celebrate their monthsary. “Napakaimposibleng wala. Minsan nga nakakalimutan ko na monthsary namin… Talagang doon ako humahanga sa kanya, hindi niya nakakalimutan ‘yung date.”
Likewise, during special occasions such as anniversaries, Gerald would take her out on a date. But since she will be having a Valentine’s Day concert, they might just stay at home.