Ethel Booba has found the love she wishes could lead to a happily ever after, but did you know she initially thought boyfriend Jessie Salazar was gay?
The sexy comedienne shared on “Magandang Buhay” earlier today, July 3, that they met at an LGBT party in Boracay - Jessie was a chef at a resort there, while Ethel was stranded at the party because of a small flood on the way to her condo.
“Hindi talaga ako dapat pupunta doon, pero baha kasi sa Boracay, hindi ako makakauwi… So naki-table ako sa isa kong friend… nilalandi ko, ipo-post sa social media pampa-inggit daw… pero bakla siya,” she recalled, adding that Jessie came to warn her that her friend was gay.
“Lumapit siya ulit sa’min, hindi ko nga alam kung ano’ng problema, pumasok nga sa isip ko, ‘Mag-jowa kaya ‘tong dalawang ‘to?’ kasi nga LGBT party… kala ko bakla,” she said, but Jessie clarified that it’s only because he thought Ethel didn’t know she was flirting with a gay man.
After the initial awkward moment, the rest was history for the couple - they’ve been inseparable since they party.
“Hinatid niya ako pauwi, tapos nagkakuhaan kami ng number… ang aga-aga, nagtext na ng good morning, nag-video call na agad,” Ethel said. “Tapos in-invite niya agad ako sa resort niya na kumain, tapos hindi niya na ako pinakawalan.”
Ethel added that she had no intentions of getting back on the dating scene - her last public relationship was with a Frenchman in 2016.
“Walang plano… dumating lang talaga siya. Unexpected talaga, pinagtagpo lang kami dahil sa baha… parang destiny,” she said.
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