KaladKaren Davila or Jervi Li in real-life and her British beau have been together for almost six years now. But as much as she wants to settle down with him, she said it won’t be happening anytime soon.
Jervi said her boyfriend just came to the Philippines but had to leave soon as he has work to do.
“Well, as of now he just left the Philippines kasi he’s a merchant marine - he’s a merchant navy. Every eight weeks siya nandoon sa barko, eight weeks siyang off. So he just left the Philippines now. But in terms of plans, well before KaladKaren happened, dapat talaga I will move to the U.K. na. Last year - actually December nga dapat eh. Nung pumutok si KaladKaren nung October, hindi na ako nakabalik ng U.K. Actually nung December, nakabalik ako just for a couple of days - just for Christmas and New Year and then I went back here dito sa Pilipinas dahil nga may Pilipinas Got Talent. ‘Yun,” she said.
Apart from the fact that her boyfriend hasn’t proposed to her yet, KaladKaren cited her commitments in the Philippines as one of the reasons why it would be a long engagement for the two of them.
When asked if her boyfriend has already proposed to her, she answered, “Hinihintay ko pero siyempre gusto ko pa ring ikasal sa kanya so hinihintay ko lang din ‘yung proposal niya. Of course, I will say yes but in terms of - I think it would be a long engagement. Wow makapagsabi ‘di pa nga na-eengage. I think it would be a long engagement kasi sayang naman ‘yung mga work dito. Kasi once we get married, we have to move to the U.K. na,” she said, explaining that tying the knot would require the both of them to move to the U.K.
Then again, KaladKaren said she is confident enough that they would eventually get there, saying that she knows her boyfriend would agree with her.
“So far, ‘yun muna - boyfriend-girlfriend muna. But we’ve been together for six years already so ‘yung kasal hindi na question ‘yun. Kung tatanungin niyo naman ako, I would say yes. At sana ‘pag tinanong ko siya kung gusto niya ikasal sa’kin, he would say yes as well. So ‘yun,”
KaladKaren Davila will be part of University of the Philippines’ longest-running comedy-variety musical Live A.I.D.S. 32, which will start running on April 16.