Franki Russell was romantically linked with another Pinoy Big Brother Otso ex-housemate Argel Saycon who she admittedly finds attractive as revealed in a TWBA interview aired on July 2019. She reiterated the same compliment in a live episode of Tonight with Boy Abunda on Thursday, March 5. Argel’s relationship with his non-showbiz girlfriend turned into a split-up after he exited Kuya’s house. But Franki clarifies that there was nothing romantic between the two of them. And she was never courted by him, as far as she knows, albeit they’ve grown closer post-PBB stint. “I guess we just kind of connected a lot. He taught me a lot of Tagalog. We hang out a lot pero hindi naman dating,” Franki justifies.
The FranGel issue seems to be just a thing of the past as Franki is currently rumoured to be dating car racing virtuoso Marlon Stockinger. The assumption was triggered by photos of the alleged couple taking on an outdoor adventure with friends in La Union. To clear things up, Franki says that they are not officially together as a couple. Yet, the romantic potential is still open as she admits going out with him in group and together alone at times. “We’re getting to know each other po, as in friends kami. We hang out in group. We’re both single po, so I see nothing wrong with that,” she explains. Franki adds that she’s been in the Philippines for one year and she’s open to making her circle a little bigger.
With all these rumors circulating around, some netizens end up comparing Franki with Miss Universe 2015 titleholder Pia Wurtzbach, Marlon’s ex-girlfriend. Plus, the bashing started to pour down on her. “There was a point in time when I read negative things. Pero ngayon na-realize ko it’s not gonna make me feel any sort of happiness. So, I block na lang and not read,” she admits.
When asked about the most romantic thing Marlon did to her, Franki reveals that he taught him car racing. She names him as the sexiest man in the Philippines and says that his smile is the sexiest part of his body. Still on the Fast Talk segment, Franki reveals that Coco Martin is very funny. The first thing she does in the morning is to blast music to wake her up. She is admittedly a jealous type and she says that best friend Diana Mackey is sexier than her.
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Franki is currently seen in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as Hannah Robles, a lady cop. Franki never expected doing an action series especially for her first Philippine TV project. She shares that lead satr Coco is generous of his time in helping them learn. One thing she enjoys the most about being in the show is having found a new family with her co-stars.