Are Iya and Drew engaged?

Iya Villania shared that her eight-year relationship with boyfriend Drew Arellano is “getting better.” But she was evasive on whether they’re already engaged or not.

“I really think that’s what people will ask kapag wala na silang matanong, iyon ang bagsak, kay Drew. Si Drew pa nagbibigay sa akin ng mga issues,” Iya said in jest in at the pocket press conference of her new Studio 23 show “Gag U” at Sir Boy Republic on Tuesday, July 10.

‘Slow eight years’


Iya also admitted that she and Drew have been talking about marriage.

“Minsan nga we look at each other, siguro yung mga ibang tao akala nila joke na lang itong relationship natin na, ‘ano ba iyan eight years na sila, ayaw pa nila magpakasal’ pero it was a slow eight years eh. Pero siyempre may plano na, eight years na kami. Drew and I are super duper happy. Of course, things can get better for the two of us,” she said.

Despite their low-profile relationship, Iya was asked if she and Drew are already engaged.

“Kapag may nakita na kayong singsing at hindi ko na puwedeng i-deny, iyon na iyon,” Iya replied.

She even joked, “Gawin ninyo na lang na isyu, ayaw sagutin ni Iya ang tanong kung engaged nga ba o hindi.”

After much prodding from the press, Iya’s road manager denied that the two are already engaged.

Iya admitted still feeling excited when Drew does simple things for her.

“When Drew cooks for me, kasi sobra siyang practical na tao. Yung mga ibang babae na-spoil sila with branded bags, clothes and shoes. Ako sino-spoil ako ni Drew sa mga unan, sporty attire, sneakers, stuff that he knows I can use.”

Secret of lasting relationship


What’s the secret of her lasting relationship with Drew?

“Ayaw kong magsalita because of course it’s a different case for them. But siguro, what I find a lot of people do these days is they rush into things. I don’t know if the only reason Drew and I didn’t rush into things because my family is so conservative. Na we really had to wait before we could start travelling together. We really took the time to get to know each other.”

Meanwhile, Iya promises to show a different side of her personality in “Gag U” which airs Sunday nights on Studio 23. It features gags, pranks, and funny videos.

“It’s a show where you can have a good laugh. We have a lot of videos where people are pulling pranks, videos from abroad as well as pranks we make on our own. We make fun out of serious news, we make fun of other people, billboards. It’s just making fun out of everything. That’s how we are na mga Pinoy, di ba we make fun of ourselves?” Iya said.

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