She calls him her destiny and rightfully so, in the most inconvenient and troubling situation, they met and started to hit it off.
During a night when the rain poured and floods submerged parts of the city, Ethel Booba couldn’t get back to her condominium unit from a party. So she waited for the rain to stop and the floods to subside with a friend. Ethel flirted with her gay friend, in jest, to make someone else jealous.
As Ethel recalled on Magandang Buhay, an acquaintance then, Jessie, would enter the scene and innocently “informed” Ethel that her companion was gay. Irritated by his “revelation” she very well knew, Ethel said she first ignored him but eventually got to soften up on him and chatted as the night wore on. In the end, Jessie would ask her if he could take her home. And she agreed.
This started a wonderful relationship, which has had its ups and downs, struggles and triumphs, and this led to a precious blessing—Ethel giving birth to their adorable firstborn, Michaela, whom she endearingly called her “Little Booba” in a Twitter post last Valentine’s Day.
Ethel, the emphatic comedienne, social media influencer, and Tawag Ng Tanghalan Celebrity Edition Grand Champion on It’s Showtime, surely found his forever in Chef Jessie Salazar, her boyfriend, who works as an executive chef at a leading hotel. Jessie not only takes care of Ethel passionately, or prepares hearty meals that delight her, he likewise manages her showbiz career.
Their photos and videos together have gone viral due to the obvious sweetness and intimacy they share. And some of these snaps are in this gallery for us to get smitten and wish them the best of forever.