Sa isang article ni Melba Llanera late last year, kinumpirma nito na lilipad na si Billy sa United Kingdom upang balikan ang kanyang iniwang international singing career.
This January na nga daw naka-schedule umalis ng Pilipinas si Billy.
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Suportado naman ng girlfriend niyang si Nikki Gil ang career move na ito ni Billy.
Ang sabi ng dalaga sa isang recent interview, "I guess it starts with one thing: to make it work.
"Eventually you find ways to make it happen.
"We have so many Kapamilyas and Kapuso na hindi sila magkasama, pero they're still a family."
Hindi ba malungkot iyon?
Ang sagot ni Nikki, "But you know it's fine, because Billy's home base will still be in Manila.
"Aalis lang siya for short periods and then babalik din naman siya."
Sa hiwalay naman na panayam, ang tinuran ni Billy, "Ang importante lang diyan is the patience and communication we have for each other.
"Yun ang maganda naman ngayon, e—you have PEP, you have Skype, there are many ways to communicate with each other.
"I won't say it's gonna be easy.
"Yes, it's gonna be difficult.
"Pero in life, you have to make sacrifices.
"You can't have everything."
Ang dagdag pa ng Fil-Am singer-TV host, "We have to make it work, regardless.
"Being the man in this relationship, I have to make this work.
"And I want to make this work.
"Hindi naman siya magwo-work if we're not involved with each other."
LDR. Tila hindi madali ang pagkakaroon ng long-distance relationship pero kakayanin daw ito ng dalawa.
Ang sabi ni Nikki, "I've never been in one, so this will be a first. But Billy has!"
Sumang-ayon naman agad si Billy, "I have. It ain't easy, but it wasn't the same.
"I'm 29 years old, so I think I grew up matured and I feel good with this relationship."
Dugtong ng Bright Lights singer, sanayan lang daw ang mangyayari.
Ang kuwento ng Kapamilya host-singer, "You know, I grew up in a family where my father used to be gone two years at a time.
"So imagine for me na kung four to six months na umaalis ako, what's that compared to two years right?
"Nakikita ko lang daddy ko minsan noong bata pa ako once or twice a year—it's either my birthday, Christmas, and New Year.
"If my father and mother has been married for over 30 years, so it will work!"
"Agree" naman si Nikki.
Ang sabi pa ng Sweet Charity star, "Meron namang technology, pero it ain't gonna be easy.
"Of course, that's why very important yung foundation and trust."
WISHES FOR EACH OTHER IN 2012. At ano naman ang mga inaasam nilang mangyari sa taong ito?
Ang masayang sabi ni Nikki, "I wish that his endeavors in France and this new chapter in his life, this gamble that he's taking, hopefully the odds will be in his favor.
"And that his career in France will flourish.
"Because I've always believed that hindi lang siya puwedeng pang-Philippines.
"Hindi lang pampamilya, pang-sports pa!"
Ang pahayag naman ni Billy, "For me I wish her, not that kulang, pero I think what she's capable of doing—I wish that she will reach that goal that she's been wanting for a long time.
"And the recognition that she deserves as a performer.
"I hope this year she will be more patient and I wish her all the best, really.
"I pray for her success and patience towards me, towards life, and towards the business.
"I have a feeling that this is gonna be a good year for everyone."
END OF THE WORLD IN 2012? Kaugnay pa rin sa bagong taon, paano kung magkatotoo ang sinasabing magugunaw ang mundo sa 12.12.12?
Tugon agad ng TV host-actress, "Magpapakasal. Ang bilis kong sumagot?!"
Sabay sabi ni Billy, "That's what I was thinking of."
Kinilig naman si Nikki sa tugon ng nobyo, "Really? Awww."