Having foreign husbands is something the IT Girls — Anne Curtis, Georgina Wilson, Isabelle Daza, and Solenn Heussaff — have in common. And while it screams #FriendshipGoals for some, it's actually just pure coincidence for them, according to Isabelle.
In an episode of Wil Dasovich's podcast released last March 16, the actress shared that dating foreigners isn't something they talked about as a barkada.
“We all started off dating Filipinos, and then it just happened naturally that a lot of these expats came to Manila, and then we liked them. But we didn’t go on like a foreign Tinder, and be like, ‘Oh, that French guy looks good, that Argentinian looks yummy,'" she explained.
Having experienced dating both a Filipino and a foreigner, one thing Belle noticed is how they're extremely different in terms of romantic gestures. "Western guys are less romantic and flowery in a sense that they’re very straight to the point,” she pointed out.
“They’re not gonna cover the ground with roses and basically layer it with chocolates and stuff. Whereas Filipino guys, [they’re] all about big, romantic gestures. That’s really sweet, too," she added.
While she does appreciate both, Belle says she sometimes wishes Western guys would also learn doing those big gestures. However, their "very practical" nature would rather ask you personally right then and there.
Now that she's been married to her French partner Adrien Semblat for almost six years now, Belle said she doesn't set expectations anymore when it comes to such gestures.
"I don't have high expectations. I don't want to expect big gestures, especially when you're in a relationship for a long time. I'm happy being lowkey and just doing something we're both comfortable with," she said.
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