KaladKaren, or Jervi Li in real life, is a big fan of Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo. “Mama Mary ko siya,” she says about her idol. Upon learning that Sarah has tied the knot with long-time boyfriend and now, husband Matteo Guidicelli, KaladKaren’s reaction was, “Sana all.” But, kidding aside, the host-comedian is overwhelmed with joy for her favorite artist. “Ang wish ko lang, bukod sa ma-plantsa na ‘yung kay Mommy Divine,” she quips and then continues, “I wish them forever. I wish them together forever and sana sila talaga ‘yung maging relationship goals nating lahat”.
She desires nothing but true love and happiness for the newlywed Sarah. “I believe that she deserves to be loved. I believe that she deserves to be happy and she is old and mature enough to decide for herself,” she adds, sounding like a true-blue Popster.
“Ang pag-ibig, harangan man ng sibat, laban! Coach, I love you! Ang galing n’yo ni Matmat magtago”, the devoted fan says in jest.
On the topic about her own love life, KaladKaren denies the assumption that she extended her vacation in the United Kingdom to get married with boyfriend, Luke. The Umagang Kay Ganda host clarifies that she stayed abroad longer than the usual because of a tragic incident involving Luke’s father. “Luke’s Dad tragically died, having been hit by a car a few days after New Year. He needed me to be there and I gave that to him,” shares the I Can See Your Voice singvestigator.
While holding back the tears, she expresses how painful the event was especially since she had a good relationship with Luke’s Dad and his family. “Never kaming nakaramdam ng discrimination or ibang pagturing sa akin because I am a foreigner and a transwoman. Never nilang ipinaramdam sa amin na iba kaming couple. They’ve been very accepting to us,” she tells.
And if the time comes that KaladKaren and Luke would be exchanging “I dos”, she vows to let the public know about it and invite Boy Abunda to become their ‘Ninong’.