Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach feels lucky to be in a relationship with Filipino-Swiss racer Marlon Stockinger, who embraces not just her good qualities but even her flaws.
“Aamin ako, mahirap akong maging girlfriend,” said Pia in the December 19 episode of ABS-CBN’s morning talk show Magandang Buhay.
She continued, “Kasi selosa ako, emotional—masaya, malungkot, galit.
“Pero siya, sobrang cool lang niya. Kayang-kaya niya yung energy ko.
“And alam niya na kung anuman mangyari, kilala niya yung real na Pia.”
Pia went on to say how Marlon helped her overcome her struggles, which includes passing on her Miss Universe crown last month.
“Kasi nakilala niya ako, Miss Universe ako. Andun naman siya nung nagpasa na ako ng crown.
“Tapos ngayon, I’m trying to find my own path again.
“Andun siya sa mga important moments talaga, so thank you.
“For all the ups and downs, you’re still there.
“But now, it’s mostly ups na lang. Tawanan na lang. Ganyan.”
According to Pia, Marlon is a good listener.
She added, “Thank you for never saying that my problems are shallow.
“Never saying na, ‘Mga problema mo, kaya mo na ‘yan.’
"Hindi niya dyina-judge yung feelings ko.
“Pag masama loob ko, talagang iintindihin niya kung bakit.”
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP. Marlon, who joined Pia on Magandang Buhay, said that he considers the beauty queen his best friend.
“Every day, kahit anong oras, I can always call her, talk to her.
“I’m just proud to have someone who has found herself as well as Pia.
“I’m really glad I found my best friend as well.”
Marlon also said that he did not fall for Pia, the beauty queen, but with her “relaxed, super funny, and down-to-earth” personality.
TOUGHEST TRIAL? In the course of 2017, Pia and Marlon’s relationship was put to the test when news came out that Marlon has twin daughters with former model-girlfriend Kit Barraquias.
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), dated March 30, Kit confirmed that she has two seven-year-old daughters with Marlon, but that he has never seen them since birth.
Three weeks before PEP came out with the report, Pia was asked about Marlon’s rumored twins but the beauty queen said she “doesn’t know anything” about it.
At the height of the controversy, netizens noted that Pia and Marlon unfollowed and followed each other again on Instagram.
Contrary to speculations that they have broken up, the two were seen together when Marlon celebrated his 26th birthday on April 4.
They never spoke about the controversy in media interviews again.