Vice Ganda was put on the hot seat when asked about his relationship status with rumored flame Ion Perez during a live episode on It’s Showtime on Tuesday.
The topic was initiated by comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto, who was then sitting as guest judge for the show’s BidaMan segment, when she noticed that the contestant whom she was supposed to comment on closely resembled Ion.
Vice quipped, “Rufa Mae, diretso sa comment, okay?”, to which Rufa said, “Teka, boyfriend mo ba siya, si Ion?”, as the crowd cheered on.
In jest, the Unkabogable Star answered that his true “jowa” is actually Jackie Gonzaga, popularly known as “Ate Girl”, or Ion’s pretend rival for a skit on the show.
Vice, however, added, “Masarap siya magluto. Masarap siya magmahal. Mahal ko siya. Char."
It was last March when they stirred rumors of a budding romance after Ion admitted that Vice is special to him during his guesting on Gandang Gabi Vice.
They once again fueled speculations after they met each other’s family members last July.
Later that month, Ion courted headlines after hawk-eyed fans noticed that he had Vice’s birthday tattooed on his left leg.
Nevertheless, both have yet to confirm whether or not the rumors romantically linking them are true.