A few days after Vice Ganda posted a photo of herself holding hands with Ion Perez on his personal Instagram account, the rumored couple again captures the heart of millions of Filipino viewers at It’s Showtime’s “KapareWho” segment last Friday. Ion and Vice were once again teased on screen by co-hosts Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario. Ion was reportedly absent on stage for three days and when Jhong asked, “Namiss mo?” The former immediately replied, “Siyempre, na-miss ko yan!” In an instant, Vhong Navarro threw another question to Ion, “Bakit mo siya na-miss?” Ion again answered, “Namimiss ko yung ngiti niya eh tsaka yan, yung itsura niya..” A follow-up question from Vhong was if Ion “liked” Vice’s viral post on Instagram to which he replied, “Pinusuan ko yun, kuya.” He didn’t leave a comment because he said, “Puso lang sapat na.” When Jhong questioned what he felt after Vice Ganda posted the photo, Ion said “Siyempre kinilig.” At the end of the segment, Jhong reminded Ion to look after Vice. In his own words, “Pero Ion tandaan mo ha, kami ni Kuya Vhong mo, mga kapatid ni Vice.” Vhong added, “Ion, ingatan mo ‘to ha kasi babasagin ‘to (referring to Vice). Kasi kapag nagmahal ‘yan, purong-puro eh. Ayaw ko nang mabasag muli.” Jhong’s last question to Ion was “Mahal mo ba?” Ion responded without hesitation, “Mahal na mahal ko ‘yan, Kuya!”
For almost a year, the “unkabogable” celebrity and It’s Showtime’s “Kuya Escort” Ion Perez has been rumored to be in a relationship. The two have reportedly been a couple since the first quarter of this year and never stopped sparking “kilig” in their on-screen appearances together. In several separate interviews of the famous comedian, she mentioned nothing but sweet messages of praise, gratitude, love, and support to Ion Perez.
Vice and Ion met in 2017 when the latter attended one of the tapings of Vice’s late night show “Gandang Gabi Vice”. They were introduced to each other by “Gigil kid” Carlo Mendoza, who was Vice’s co-host. After a few months, the famous comedian confirmed that she is indeed in a relationship with someone though she didn’t reveal the name of the person she is referring to.