After Gab Valenciano's confirmation that before the end ofthe year ay aalis siya ng bansa to pursue his studies in the States for two yearsay saka naman pumutok ang balita na may espesyal na relasyon daw na namamagitan sakanila ng young singer na si Rachelle Ann Go.
Kung tutuusin ay pareho na namang free to enter into a newrelationship sina Gab at Rachelle. It's almost a year after Rachelle andChristian Bautista broke up. Limang buwan na rin namang walang girlfriend siGab pagkatapos makipaghiwalay sa kanyang non-showbiz girlfriend.
In an interview with PEP (PhilippineEntertainment Portal), Gab admitted that Rachelle possesses the characteristics of an idealgirlfriend material. But as of now, Gab said that they're just enjoying eachother's company as good friends and they don't want to rush things.
"Me and Rachelle for the past few months have gotten reallyclose. But if you talk about intimacy, romance, it's not really like that, kasiaalis ako for States. So what's the use of putting ourselves in thatsituation? I see Rachelle as a really good friend talaga and I'm beinghonest. From the bottom of my heart, she's an amazing person. But beingromantic is not part of my plan, of our plans.
She's a girlfriend material. She's talented, she's smart,she's very humble, she's very beautiful, she's a girlfriend material talaga.But right now, I believe we're not yet ready for anything kasi we both justcame out from a relationship. If you rush something, you'll just damagethe friendship forever or you'll just end up hating each other and ayokongmangyari yun," pahayag ni Gab.
Nagsimula raw silang maging close ni Rachelle sa team building ng ASAP.
Hindi rin itinanggi ni Gab na talagang lumalabas sila niRachelle at madalas nga ay dumadalaw pa siya sa bahay ng dalaga.
"We go out, we watch movies with some friends naman.Non-showbiz and showbiz friends like Erik Santos, saka si Jay-Ann [Bautista],yung best friend niya from Pinoy Idol. But most of the time, I visit herat home lang talaga. Masaya kaming magkasama, we have fun together. Peroyung inisiiip nilang holding hands at kung anu-ano pa, walang ganun," lahad ni Gab.
Best of friends ang level of friendship nila para kay Gab at tulad ni Rachelleay hindi rin nagasasara si Gab sa posibilidad na maaaring balang-araw ayhumigit dito ang samahan nila.
"Right now, we're super best friends. We're really close thatwe talk about personal things. Anything is possible. No matter what I do, thatidea will always be there. Best friends sometimes they end up together. If the Lordwill take it to another level, it will be some other time; but not now. Weboth don't have time for it.
"Just like I said, I'm leaving for the States and walanaman kaming sense of mutual understanding or whatever. We're at the stage thatwe're friends, we don't want anything more. We have something special nga,but it's not in a romantic way talaga. She calls me nga 'kuya,' maybe I fill thatspace in her life.
"She's totally opposite of me, sobrang iba kami. Shegot to speak Tagalog, I got to speak English, so we rally had a hard time. ‘Pagnagta-Tagalog ako, like for example I hosted for this event ng Globe,nanoood siya at tinatawanan niya ako, kino-correct niya pag mali yungpronunciation ko, same way ‘pag nag-i-English siya at medyo mali. Sobrangtawa kami nang tawa and we really complement each other. She's a singer,I'm a dancer; she's very dedma and I'm very demonstrative."
Hindi maiiwasang mahingan ng reaksiyon si Gab tungkol sa ex-boyfriend naman niRachelle na si Christian Bautista, na kasamahan din nila sa ASAP. According toGab, he doesn't have any plan of talking to Christian lalo't wala pa talaga sabalak niya na ligawan si Rachelle.
"Well, if I did want to pursue her, I will talk to Christianbecause he's also a friend. But I don't have plan of pursuing it, not thistime. To be honest, I expected that to happen kasi we're gonna be together alot, we're gonna be seen talking a lot, we're gonna be seen hanging out a lot,kaya alam kong mai-issue ‘yan."