In 2017, everyone was shocked when the alluring Kapamilya actress Ritz Azul proudly stated that her NBSB or “No Boyfriend Since Birth” status when it comes to having romantic relationships. Although we see her boldness in taking mature and daring roles in her acting career, she admitted being somehow cautious when it comes to falling in love. We can recall that her celebrity best friend Karen Delos Reyes first revealed this matter in their guesting on Magandang Buhay.
Later that year, during the press conference of her first major Kapamilya teleserye, Promise of Forever, wherein she starred alongside Paulo Avelino and Ejay Falcon, Ritz ended the issue that questioned her gender preference and clarified that she is not a lesbian. Aside from this, she explained that growing up filled with the overflowing love from her family is one main factor that caused her NBSB status. She shared that despite having suitors, she couldn’t give her heart because she feels like she still isn’t ready for having that kind of commitment.
“Para sa akin, it’s a responsibility. Kapag pinasok mo na 'yun, kapag nandoon ka na sa phase na iyon, doon na halos iikot ang buhay mo. Para sa akin, iisa na kayo. Hindi kasi ako familiar sa boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. Mas na-open 'yung mind ko sa kung ano 'yung tinuturo ng papa ko sa akin. Hayaan mo siyang manligaw kung gusto niya talaga. Tingnan natin kung genuine siya sa’yo. Kasi kapag dumating ‘yung tamang panahon, 'yun na,” Ritz stated.
After a year has passed since she said those words, it seemed like Ritz has already found her #Forever. In mid-2018, the gorgeous actress began sharing some sweet photos with a non-showbiz guy named Allan Guwi in her Instagram account. From then up to now, we can see how special they are to each other after they traveled to different countries, spending vacations with each other several times. Earlier this year, they both posted special birthday greetings for each other that certainly sent some ‘kilig’ vibes on social media.
“01.11.2019 Beautiful view with this beautiful person. What more can you ask for? Happy 25th Birthday, Riggie! Thank you for making me happy always and for supporting me in everything. Remember that I’m always here for you. May you not change. Stay beautiful, simple, God-fearing and humble. Enjoy your day! God bless and take care! Happy birthday!!!!! #birthdaygirl #25th,” Allan dedicated to Ritz on her birthday in January 2019.
Meanwhile, Ritz’s message to Allan on his birthday in March 2019 goes:
“03.03.19 This one’s for you. To someone I can lean on...happy happy birthday! May your heart’s desire be granted. Thank you for everything. Ang wish ko lang, give time for yourself. Wag magbabago. May God guide you and bless you always. Stay loving and lovable. Again, From me and my family, happy 29th birthday, Guwi! @allan_guwi ! #birthday #29teen”
Although not much is revealed about him yet, we can observe in his Instagram account that Allan is a sports buff who loves basketball and golf. He is a fitness enthusiast, who frequently goes to the gym to maintain his well-toned body. Above all this, we can see that he is a family oriented person with the many pictures of him and his family travelling into places and spending big and small occasions with each other.
Even though Ritz said that she and Allan are still not officially in a relationship, the Kapamilya actress tells us that she is happy and contented with how things are between them right now.
"Well, ang masasabi ko lang I have someone I can lean on. Parang kasing sobrang best of best friend ko siya. Ang hirap kasing i-explain e, kasi naitanong ko na rin ito sa mga magulang ko. Kasi ‘yung mga magulang ko, lalo na ‘yung papa ko, ayaw nilang tawaging boyfriend kasi para sa kaniya ‘pag tinawag mong boyfriend, may next boyfriend pa. E ayaw niya ‘yung papalit palit. So hanggang doon na lang muna siguro, best of best of best friend,” Ritz says.
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Nevertheless, Ritz openly spoke about her thoughts when it comes to marriage during her recent Magandang Buhay guesting with her Los Bastardos co-actresses Maxine Medina and Kylie Verzosa. She tells us how she currently prepares for it, given that it is a life-changing commitment in a person’s life.
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Apart from that, Ritz also stated that she wishes her future husband to be a very caring and loving person like how her parents are.
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Indeed, we can see how joyful Ritz is in having Allan by her side. Though they are still not in an official relationship yet, we can surely see that Allan is the man who currently fills Ritz’s heart with much love and happiness. See some of their loveliest photos together in this gallery.