Karylle has been rumored to be in a relationship with Spongecola’s frontman, Yael Yuzon, for months now.
Though no confirmation has been given by the couple until now, they have been very open about their feelings for each other.
They have also been spotted on several occasions together; such as at the Hanson’s Shout It Out concert last March 31. (CLICK HERE to see photo)
On her launch as the July cover of a glossy magazine yesterday, June 29, at Napa restaurant on Scout Rallos, Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Karylle still refuses to make it official.
“Baka po kasi may prize para sa pinakamatagal umamin award! Baka kung maghintay pa ko, baka may prize!” she jokingly said.
Turning serious, she explained, “For me kasi, it’s hard, e. It’s hard to overshare, e.
"But, I don’t think naman we’re hiding anything. Siguro naging kuripot lang sa pag-share.
“But yun nga, e. As I always say, everything I want to share is in the music.
"It’s in the song basically, it’s in the song ’Tambay’—it’s in the whole album of Spongecola.
“So, kumbaga, lahat naman nung kwento naman, nandun naman. Kaya lang, nailathala hindi sa pamamagitan ng salita, pero sa kanta.
“Maybe we’re romantic like that, maybe we’re sentimental like that, maybe we’re too cheesy like that.
“’Tapos, if we did share through words, baka mandiri pa kayo sa pagka-cheesy. Ayoko rin naman maano kayo… masyadong langgamin.
"So yun, lahat naman po ay nasa kanta.”
A LA-BEYONCÉ. Does denying the relationship make it last longer?
“Di ba?” was Karylle’s intriguing reply.
“Yun po… di ba, na-observe… base sa research ko sa Hollywood stars, si Beyoncé na never umamin, pero bigla na lang nabuntis—yun ang pinakamatagal na nakita kong happy.
"So, siya yung ginawa ko pong peg.
“So, one day, makikita n’yo na lang po akong buntis. Pero kasal! Pero hindi n’yo alam,” she said teasingly.
An explanation followed: “ Pero di ba… siya yung pinaka-happy. Kasal na siya, e... pero hindi niya lang inamin. Hindi siya nag-share ng picture.”
Karylle is referring to Beyonce’s "secret wedding" to rapper Jay-Z.
Is this something she would actually consider doing?
“Hindi ko alam, pinag-iisipan ko pa lang. Parang it’s one of the options, I guess, na nakita ko na na may gumawa na.”
On being very private about her lovelife, Karylle thanks the press for understanding how she just wants to keep some details to herself.
“Hindi naman exactly private, marami pa rin naman sine-share. [Hindi lang] overshare,” she said.
Karylle did reveal though that she and Yael met each other at the Eraserheads Reunion concert.
YAEL AND HER LOVED ONES. Karylle shares that Yael has a special relationship with her mom, Zsa Zsa Padilla.
“They have their own little topics that they talk about. Even with my sisters.
"Parang ’pag nag-uusap-usap sila, hindi ako maka-relate or hindi ko naiinditinhan yung pinag-uusapan nila.
“Meron lang silang sariling ano na parang…bonding na...
"Siguro, kasi they like talking about movies and TV shows that they like na usually are the same,” she stated.
While most people might conceive Yael as the soft-spoken, snobbish, rock artist, Karylle says he is in fact very chatty.
“Actually, very madaldal nga siya, e. Ewan ko kung bakit… ang daldal nga niya, e.
"Hindi nga siya mag-stop magsalita, e. I guess [it’s different] ’pag formal setting.”
People want to find out, what traits attracted Yael to her?
“Si Yael kasi is very much like my other best friend, si Diane. And when they met each other, they were like so shocked ’cause they couldn’t stop talking to each other.
“Yung sa sobrang daldal and sa sobrang talino, minsan hindi ko sila naiinitindihan.
"Pero I love the enthusiasm and the passion for all these things.”
And how does Yael express his affection towards Karylle?
“Sabi ko nga, yung album, pakinggan [n’yo] kasi. Feeling ko, naging ano ako…muse, sa album niya.”
For her part, Karylle dedicates her song “I Found My Smile Again” to Yael.
DOLPHY’S CONDITION. Being the daughter of Dolphy’s partner, Zsa Zsa Padilla, the press couldn’t help but ask her about Comedy King’s current condition.
“Actually, siguro what I’ve been doing is I’ve been silently supporting.
"Uhm, just to make it clear, hindi po ako nagbibigay ng official statement.
“Hindi kasi mahirap… kasi dati pinatanong na rin ako, ’tapos parang wala akong magawa kundi sumagot. May nabigay akong maling update or something, siyempre hindi rin ako updated every day.
“Although nandun ako sa Makati Med kagabi.
"Siguro I won’t comment na lang on Tito Dolphy’s health kasi baka may mali akong masabi. I also get my updates sa news, ganyan.
“But, for my mom, it’s not easy for her… this has been going on for several years and people don’t know about it kasi they were very, very silent about it.
“But, right now… siguro it’s not the easiest of times but with the overwhelming, outpouring of love and support and prayers, things have gotten so much better from when I first got back and Tito Dolphy was in the ICU.
“Napakalaki na po nung pagbabago, nung improvement.
"Of course, my mom, she’s been staying in the hospital, andun na yung kama niya.”
Karylle could only speak of her all-out support for her mom and sisters.
“Mahirap, it’s hard for me to see my sisters also very sad and siyempre… I’m just there for them.
“Ako minsan yung tagabili ng food. Minsan type nila yung food, minsan hindi.
"Minsan kukulitin ko sila na, ’Kain na tayo,’ ganyan. Or, tulog na, patutulugin ko sila, ’tapos babalik na lang ako.
“It’s a very different and difficult situation.
"But, as for my mom, she’s been going through this as well for several years and she’s been by Tito Dolphy’s bedside and people haven’t really known.
“People don’t really know that. Na siyempre, ilang taon na rin siyang may COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease),” Karylle said about Dolphy.