Bela Padilla answered her fans’ burning questions about her recent move to London, including if she plans on settling there for good and if she relocated for her Swiss-Italian boyfriend Norman Bay.
In her YouTube vlog posted on December 10, Bela clarified that she did not move to London to be with Norman as he actually lives in Switzerland.
“I didn’t move just to be with Norman although it does make it so much easier to be in London. At least now we are quite close to each other and he’s here a lot. I go to Switzerland a lot. It’s definitely a big jump and a lot easier from even just the time difference of me living in Manila and him living in Switzerland. But I did not move here specifically for that,” she explained.
Bela, who is half-British and has family based in the UK, revealed that she felt the pandemic led her to making this shift.
“There are many reasons why I moved here,” said Bela. “One of them, like I mentioned on Twitter, was because I feel like the world stopped during the pandemic and I have been looking for something new to do with my life. I feel like at this point, I will be more productive here. And it just makes more sense for me to live here.”
When asked by a follower if settling in London is in the cards for Bela, she replied: “That’s something I can’t answer. And I think you guys know this about me, I’m pretty much a free spirit. I like traveling. I like going to different places.”
“My mom is still based in the Philippines, my dad’s based in Thailand, Norman lives in Switzerland. I am currently here. There are so many places I could be. I could even go to a place where I’ve never been before and that would be completely exciting for me. So I can’t say if I’m gonna settle here for good but it wouldn’t be a bad thing if I do," she further detailed.
The “Fantastica” actress also shared that even though she misses her family and friends based in Manila, she has been in constant contact with them.
“You know what’s funny, I speak to my mom more now here rather than when I was in Manila because in Manila I was so busy. I guess at the back of my head I felt like she’s always there and she could come to my house anytime or I could go to her house anytime," she said candidly.
You can watch her full vlog here:
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