Sources have confirmed with Ogie Diaz’s co-host Mama Loi that Kapamilya star Andrea Brillantes and basketball player Ricci Rivero are reportedly dating.
Over the past couple of days, photos of Andrea and Ricci with a waiter taken separately at a restaurant in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) have made rounds online.
Ogie, through his online show Showbiz Update, noted that Andrea can be seen wearing a University of the Philippines (UP) basketball jersey with the number 25. The number 25 is also Ricci’s jersey number.
Fans took a screenshot of a video taken when Andrea surprised her good friend Darren Espanto.
“Mayroon pang pictures na suot-suot ni Andrea ‘yung jersey,” Ogie said.
“Yes. Usually di ‘ba kapag nagdyowa ka ng basketball player gaya natin. Nagdyowa ako ng basketball player. Nagsusuot rin ako ng jersey ni dyowa,” Mama Loi stated, adding “joke lang.”
Meanwhile, Mama Loi said a “very reliable source” confirmed that Andrea and Ricci are now dating.
“According to our very reliable source, nag-confirm na they are really dating daw,” Mama Loi said.
When asked if he thinks Andrea and Ricci are still dating or are now officially together, Ogie answered: “Magdyowa na. Feeling ko magdyowa na. Sa akin lang ah. Pwede rin naman akong mali. Kung idedeny nila ‘yan eh di mas alam nila y’an. Sila ang may katawan, pero tingin ko lang naman ‘yan.”
He added: “Kung ano man yan, hangga’t wala silang sinasagasaang tao, pareho silang single, eh di happy naman sila. So be it! Let them be!”
Andrea is one half of the love team SethDrea together with onscreen partner Seth Fedelin.
As of this writing, Andrea has yet to confirm the rumors about her and Ricci.