Kris Aquino interrogates Noynoy's girlfriend Shalani Soldedad on The Buzz
Valenzuela 2nd District Councilor Shalani Soledad opened up about her relationship with presidential candidate Noynoy Aquino on The Buzz last May 23, reports ABS-CBNNews.com.
Soledad, 30, was interviewed by Noynoy's youngest sister, Kris, in an exclusive one-on-one interview. She shared details about how she met Noynoy, what their relationship is like, and her thoughts on his remarks about marriage not being a priority.
One of the most interesting questions that Kris asked was about Soledad's first meeting with the senator in 2008. Soledad obliged her by relating: "[We] were seated across and then kinukwento niya na 20 years ago na mayroong coup tapos three of his [security men] were gunned down. Sabi niya it's a miracle na nabuhay daw siya. So, sabi ko naman sa kanya na, "Senator, baka hindi mo pa talaga time.' Ang sabi niya, 'Oo nga, dahil 20 years after makikilala pala kita.'"
To which Kris laughingly said, "Kadiri ha, Noy. Gross. Hindi ko kaya! I thought I was the baduy one in the family. Kinabog ako ni Noy sa linyang 'yon."
Soledad likewise revealed that their first date was a movie date for the KC Concepcion-Richard Gutierrez starrer, For the First Time. When asked how she knew he was the one, she replied: "Kinikilig ako. With Noy, from previous relationships, parang na-realize mo na kung ano ang gusto mo. And you would want someone na honest sa'yo, 'yong totoo, 'yong hindi ka binobola lang."
On Noynoy as a boyfriend: "Thoughtful si Noy in a sense na sa birthdays, special occassions at kung ano ang nagiging need mo, ina-anticipate na niya."
When asked about Noynoy's statements on marriage, Soledad says, "Ang focus talaga should be on the task ahead of him kasi ang hirap." But added that she hopes that she can wait for him for 6 more years. "Siyempre ako I'm looking forward kasi when you're in a relationship, you're looking forward long-term. Since mahal mo you would support what he wants and what he needs."
She added: "Ako kasi I just pray. Kasi when you are in a relationship you just hope na it would be better. Siyempre, long term, di ba? Let's see. Kasi hangga't mahal mo ang tao, maghihintay ka."