For the first time since confirming that she's dating again, Bela Padilla opened up about her relationship with non-showbiz boyfriend Norman Ben Bay.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News' MJ Felipe, the actress shared that she met her boyfriend during the shooting of her film Meet Me In St. Gallen in St. Gallen in Switzerland.
"Pero nung holiday season, nasa Switzerland pa 'ko," she said. "I think 'yung nagpa-close sa amin ni Norman 'yung... parang he told na people should [not] be alone 'pag holiday season. So I spent the holidays in their place."
Last week, Bela officially introduced her boyfriend to the public with sweet photos of them taken in Cappadocia, Turkey.
According to Bela, she and Norman saw each other in Turkey while she was conducting an ocular visit there for a movie project.
On being in a long distance relationship with her boyfriend, Bela said, "Technically, parang lahat ng tao LDR so hindi kami masyadong nafi-feel bad if we don't see each other kasi no one is seeing each other at the moment."
Bela, 29, was previously in a relationship with film producer Neil Arce, who is now engaged to actress Angel Locsin.
She was last rumored to be dating her former co-star Zanjoe Marudo, but the two never confirmed they were a couple.