MANILA — Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas, who celebrated her 50th birthday on Tuesday, November 11, wishes for nothing more good health for her and her children.
“Madami namang blessings si God na ibinigay sa akin, so yun super good health na lang ng mga bata at sa akin (God has already given me so many blessings, so all I wish for is super good health for me and my children.),” delas Alas said.
She quickly added, however, that “super blockbuster” success for her latest movie, “Past Tense”, would be nice, too.
Directed by Mae Cruz Alviar, the romantic comedy also starring Xian Lim and Kim Chiu is set for release under ABS-CBN Film Productions and Star Cinema Productions before the end of 2014.
Delas Alas, however, declined to talk with reporters about her relationship with 20-year-old non-showbiz boyfriend Gerald Sibayan.
“Huwag na natin siyang isama. Okay naman ‘yon, happy naman ako sa life ko, at happy naman ako na nandiyan siya (Let’s not include him in this. It’s all okay, I am happy with my life, and I am happy that he is in my life.),” she said.
Dismissing criticisms about the 3-decade age gap between her and Gerald, delas Alas said:
“Ang pag-ibig naman wala ‘yan sa edad eh. Dumating siya sa buhay ko. Siguro ibinigay siya sa akin kasi ‘yun ‘yung time na ayaw ko nang mag-boyfriend (Love knows no age, anyway. He arrived in my life. Maybe he was given to me because at that time, I did not want to have a boyfriend.),” she said.
In a previous interview, delas Alas also did not give details as to how she and Sibayan – a badminton player from De La Salle University – first met. She did say, however, that her children have expressed their support of the relationship.