From being co-stars in an action film they did four years ago, A Soldier’s Heart actress Sue Ramirez and boyfriend, actor-turned-politician Javi Benitez went on to become one of the celebrity couples we love to see on social media together nowadays.
Those who have been following their love story would know that their romance blossomed while doing the movie "Kid Alpha One" in late 2019. Dating rumors between them sparked in February 2020 when photos of them being sweet and cozy with each other surfaced, ensuing to a hullaballoo among fans and netizens. Neither of them talked about it, until the actress confirmed their relationship in August.
The sweethearts opened up about their romance for the first time during their interview with Star Magic for its Valentines’ Day 2021 special titled “The Hows of Love.” According to them, they first met when Javi was looking for a leading for a movie, which seems to be “Kid Alpha One,” and one of their mutual friends recommended Sue. He initially wanted to meet her via dinner, but it didn’t push through that time since she was busy doing multiple projects – films “Cuddle Weather” and “Finding Agnes,” as well as series A Soldier’s Heart and “Dead Kids.” Thus, he and that mutual friend ambushed her at her concert rehearsals instead.
He recalled how amused he was of the amount of energy she had that time because of how chatty she was, while she found him cute and action star-looking. They had their first date at a burger place, which, according to him offers the best-ever burger in Manila.
With regards to the courting process, they disclosed that he presented himself to drive for her going to different places, which she usually does herself. There was an instance when he offered to do it because it was “on the way naman daw.” However, she just realized during the interview that it was actually not since the shoot location was in Tanay, Rizal and she lives in Quezon City while Javi resides then in Makati City.
They may have a lot of differences when it comes to their personalities and backgrounds that sometimes lead to misunderstandings, but they’re still able to find common denominators. First is their being Ilonggos, since both of them came from Negros Occidental. Thus, their term of endearment Toto Javi and Inday Sue. Besides, they also have similar love language, which is physical touch, and their fear of falling out of love from each other.
Ever since confirming their relationship, the couple has been spreading kilig vibes to their followers on Instagram by sharing some of their sweet moments together through the lovely photos and heart-fluttering captions they post. Their schedules might have gone hectic, not to mention that they only get to see each other sometimes since they’re currently in a long-distance relationship – especially in the past year since Sue has been blessed with a slew of projects – while Javi serves as the mayor of Victorias City, but they make sure to still find time for one another.
Whenever their schedules permit, Javi and Sue would go on dates or out-of-town getaways, as well as celebrate special occasions together, such as each other’s birthday, their anniversary, and Valentine’s Day. There were also instances when he would personally show his support to her by visiting her on the set of the projects she’s doing.
Go through some of their cutest and sweetest snaps together through the years in this gallery!