“Everybody deserves to love and be happy. Everybody includes YOU and ME.”
This was what the Unkabogable Star Vice Ganda wrote in the caption of his Instagram post last September 25, which was a snapshot of him and his then rumored boyfriend Benigno “Ion” Perez holding hands during the Star Magic All-Star Games held a month before it was posted.
That cryptic statement indeed sparked buzzes about the real deal between them, yet both of them kept mum about it. The talks about their relationship got more tumultuous when Ion posted a set of Vice’s pictures on IG last October 4, which he captioned, “Lahat ng tama may rason para maging mali pero ang pagmamahal ko sa’yo walang rason para maging mali” and affixed the hashtag “#reynako”.
But whether they confirm it or not, those who have been avidly watching It’s Showtime every day and following them on social media already had the hunch that they’re indeed an item.
It can be recalled that it was on September 19, 2018 when Ion was introduced to the madlang people and to the 43-year-old comedian-host as well. The latter immediately got smitten with him and gushed about his striking resemblance to actor-politician Bong Revilla Jr. Due to their unmistakable chemistry, the audiences couldn’t help but be thrilled every time they share the stage together or their co-hosts tease them.
After months of working together, it seemed that everything between them have gone romantic as the kilig they exude has become real.
And the moment everyone had been waiting for finally came last October 27. The Gandang Gabi Vice host proudly declared that after going through a lot of heartbreaks and heartaches in life, he has ultimately found his “katuwang sa buhay” or life partner – and he’s none other than It’s Showtime’s well-loved Kuya Escort Ion – who he even summoned to join him on the center stage after his winning Magpasikat 2019 production number.
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As they recently took their much-awaited break, the couple flew to Japan together wherein they roamed about hand-in-hand and even attended a Halloween party in Shibuya dressed as popular fairytale characters Aladdin and Jasmine.
Check out their lovely photos together that we collated in this gallery and see how Vice and Ion are definitely made for each other.