Bela Padilla has reunited with her boyfriend, Norman Ben Bay, in Italy.
In the new set of photos she posted on Instagram over the weekend, the Kapamilya actress and her Swiss beau were all smiles as they visited the famous Piazza del Duomo in Florence.
Bela and Norman were last spotted together in March, when they flew to Turkey for a vacation.
It was in October 2020 when Bela introduced her new boyfriend to the public.
In an interview last April, the actress opened up about her relationship with Norman, whom she met during the shooting of her film Meet Me In St. Gallen in Switzerland.
“So taga-doon siya... Friends na kami for four years, tapos one year pa lang kami ngayon. Initially hindi namin tinry, siguro kasi nga ang layo tapos ang gastos kung magkikita kami palagi and mas possible kasi na ako 'yung lumilipad papunta doon so nakakapagod isipin. Parang nung una hindi binigyan ng chance," she said.
"Pero since nag-pandemic parang ngayon it evened out everyone’s situations so parang napag-isipan na puwede i-try this year. Kasi never naman kami nawalan ng communication parang throughout the four years,” she added.
Unlike her previous relationship, Bela said she enjoys the space she and Ben give each other.
“Nag-wo-work siya more for me. Kasi 'yung ugali ko hindi siya sobrang Filipino. Parang mas Western ako mag-isip, so bagay sa akin 'yun. 'Yun ang nag-wo-work for me. Kasi 'yung first boyfriend ko was super through and through Filipino, 'yung bago ka lumabas ng bahay magpapadala ka ng picture kung gaano kaiksi yung suot mo. ... Or yung, ‘Kumain ka na ba?’ maya’t maya," she shared.
"Kaya nag-wo-work siguro sa akin yung relationship ko ngayon kasi ang usapan namin ngayon, ang weird eh, mas serious pero mas low-key, minsan tanga lang 'yung pinag-uusapan namin pero nag-wo-work. Kanya kanya naman 'yun eh. Kanya kanya ng trip,” she said.
Bela, 30, was previously in a relationship with film producer Neil Arce, who is now engaged to be married 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.