Borgy Manotoc and Georgina Wilson both hold their own niche in showbiz as the "hottest" model couple in the industry today.
Borgy, a descendant of former President Ferdinand Marcos, and Georgina, niece of the Philippines' first Miss Universe titleholder Gloria Diaz, began dating in 2010, and have since been regarded as an “it” couple.
On social networking sites Instagram and Twitter, Georgina is among local celebrities with the most number of followers.
Fans always look forward to see photos of her fashion and travels, but most especially, they wait for her to post her pictures of spending time with Borgy.
Now three years into their relationship, Borgy and Georgina tell PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), in separate interviews after the February launch of Georgina’s perfume line Oh My George under lifestyle Bench, how they managed to stay together amidst being in the spotlight.
HOW DID THEY LAST THIS LONG? The Ilocano-blooded hunk finds that one of the secrets to his lasting relationship with the 5'10" model-host is that they share a lot of similarities.
“I guess we’re just very similar in terms of our priorities in life. We want the same things and it makes it easier.
"We don’t have any misunderstandings. We’re on the same point of our lives; we wanna go together, same values, we both love our families— very important things.
"We’re both very driven. I think we’re not easily satisfied people, so we always want to be better and to do more.
"I think it’s nice to have a partner doing that with.”
Borgy adds, “We’re both very private people. We understand also the industry that we both work in.
"So, I think it’s not difficult to relate to the things that we have to go through and that’s what makes it easier to deal with and things like that.”
Everyone knows that it's not always roses and sunshine in a relationship, so in order to survive the trials, the gorgeous Georgina has this mantra: “I think if you trust each other, iyon talaga iyong pinaka-importante sa relationship.”
Borgy agrees, and even said that they don’t go through “tampuhans” and petty fights anymore.
“No, it’s fine, we’re grown ups. It’s not puppy love anymore,” he says.
“I have my own ways of being selosa, so he has to deal with it,” Georgina teasingly discloses.
DO WE HEAR WEDDING BELLS? As the buff bachelor hit the big 3-0 this year, a lot of people are wondering if they will be hearing wedding bells any time soon.
He tells, “I don’t know. There’s still a lot of time that will tell, so we’ll see how things go.
“We’re very happy. We’re very comfortable with our lives right now. [We’re] very happy supporting each other, doing what we do, and growing as we go together.”
When the same question was thrown at 27-year-old Georgina, she declared, “Ay, wala pa, darling. Bagets pa ako!
“Basta when I’m older na. Lahat ng time ko nandito sa perfume, wala sa marriage.”
But have she and Borgy pondered about it?
“Ay, of course, pinag-uusapan iyan. Pero, ano, we both recognize that we’re still young. Hindi ba halata?” she asks jokingy.
“Maybe in my 30’s, baka iyon. So, pag 30th birthday ko, pwede mo nang tanungin ulit.”
That question will surely not be forgotten in three years, as long as the couple remains together.