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Vic Sotto's Love Life: 10 Women Who Got Hooked on Him
Ten women who couldn’t resist the comedian’s irresistible charms.
Published on: Dec 16, 2011 - 6:00am

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If Hollywood has George Clooney, then local showbiz has Vic Sotto. This is not to say that the two men look alike. But they do have one thing in common. Both have gotten hitched only once. Since breaking up with their wives, they've both been playing the field. They have dated a cast of beautiful women but they don't seem keen on saying "I do" anytime soon.

 

But while Clooney's appeal is easily explained, Sotto's is perplexing. His lanky frame and prominently elongated chin don't scream "leading man material." He can be funny though. 

 

Still,many of those who've hung out with the man say he's "sexy" and that he "smolders." Even if we don't take their word for it, Sotto's relationship track record speaks for itself. At 57, he's definitely still an incorrigible bachelor. SPOT.ph lists 10 women who fell for his inexplicable charm.

 

Chiqui Hollmann in a photo from Nostalgia Manila.

CHIQUI HOLLMANN

Though there's not much data online about this pretty mestiza, we chanced upon a blog post made by Jobo Guerrero Elizes, who is her relative. Elizes posted a 2003 article from Inquirer.net written by Leah Salterio. According to the article, Hollmann joined Eat Bulaga! in 1979. Prior to that, she had lived in New York for 16 years and had studied at the New York School of Interior Design. In the article, she readily admitted that she had a "short-lived romance" with Sotto. She said, "It was a very good love team that brought in lots of money for the show and made a lot of people happy." Hollmann quit being an Eat Bulaga! host in 1982. She then got married (she's now more popularly known as Chiqui Hollmann-Yulo) and retired from showbiz in 1988. She also added that years after she left Eat Bulaga!, there were fans who still asked her about Sotto. "I told them Vic and I are both fine, pero may kanya-kanya na kaming pamilya at [mga] anak (we each have our own families and children)."

 

Dina Bonnevie and Vic Sotto sing "Bakit Ba Ganyan?"

DINA BONNEVIE

Bonnevie met Sotto when they co-starred in 1981's Age Doesn't Matter, a movie about older men falling in love with younger women. (You'll appreciate this ironic detail once you get to No. 10.) In the flick, Sotto was paired off with Bonnevie, while Tito Sotto got Maricel Soriano and Joey de Leon was with Snooky Serna. By 1982, Sotto was married to Bonnevie. She gave birth to two kids: Danica in 1983 and Oyo in 1984. Sadly, Bonnevie and Sotto called it quits in 1986. Their marriage was annuled in 1992. In an interview published on Malaya Online in March this year, Bonnevie said, "Ang sakit na mahiwalay sa asawa (It hurts to break up with your spouse), especially if he happens to be your first love. And Vic, definitely was to me." Bonnevie and Sotto continue to be good friends.

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8 Comments
  • whimsicalphilosopher
    We can never tell whether a relationship with age or generation gap would work or not. While many would find that an issue, there are many cases that it worked. I think young women would have a big tendency to be attracted to powerful older guys because of the experiential learning that they get from merely talking to them. It takes a lot of wisdom, maturity, patience and understanding to last a relationship with older men and it is not a walk in the park. There are a lot of things you would need to sacrifice like giving up your generation's music taste and activities. Women who last with relationships with older men are more self actualized than those in normal relationship scenario.

    I also think that the only way that the relationship would last is if the guy gets tired and settled. And it will only happen when they are old because physiologically, they are not at their peak level as compared to when they were younger. That level of acceptance that, im not getting younger, im getting wrinkled more and more and maybe, perhaps this is the best quality of partner that I can get, that can really love me is this person that I have now...then they will settle down. It's more on the quality of woman who would stick with them even when they are already in a diaper changing situation because the woman really love them to that level. It's not the woman's beauty and it's not the guy's money. It's more on the intrinsic qualities.

    We can never deny that when you work with someone, you spend a lot of time with the person and the kind of work that actors have are not as inhibiting as the work in a corporate setting. Plus actors are attractive people,there is always a big tendency to be involved romantically.

    This is just my own insight: I think Pauleen Luna is the younger version of Chicqui Holland. (Vic Sotto's ex before Dina B.)

    Btw:Woody Allen once adopted a korean kid and now that kid is his wife, so this is not something weird.
    6 months ago     Reply  
  • Tonet Macho
    I remember reading a newspaper article wherein the usually reticent Vic Sotto revealed that he had every intention of tying the knot with Connie Reyes but her becoming a born-again Christian led her to re-evaluate the relationship and end it altogether.
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • vic sotto
    sobra ka naman..
    di naman ganun si pia kung sino magaling mamulo sya gawain ny yun sa akin lang namn privite life yan kahit na public figure kami dapat bigyang respeto namn alam ko entertament lang naman gusto nyo di ba..
    alam ko na yan madaming manloloko at mukhang pera ngayon..
    Aug 25 2012 @ 09:12am     Reply  
  • Pia Guano
    Out of all the girls, Pia Guanio is the worst. such a social climber, gold digger, and all around hag. I'm surprised they haven't fired her useless butt from Eat Bulaga.
    Jan 02 2012 @ 03:53pm     Reply  
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    Inggit ako. Ano ba meron siya?
    Dec 16 2011 @ 02:23pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    That cabreira girl is hot..but so is guanio..so is pauleen luna..bossing, sobra ka na!
    Dec 16 2011 @ 01:17pm     Reply  
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