Her name is Jovi Gatdula. She is the girlfriend of the legendary Filipino folk singer Freddie Aguilar. She has become the talk of the town lately after Aguilar revealed that she is just 16 years old. Aguilar is 44 years older than her.
Many Filipinos are unhappy of Aguilar’s decision to continue with the relationship, knowing the girl is still a minor.
In a recent interview, Jovy Gatdula was quoted saying “Mahal ko siya. Wala na akong pakialam kung anong nakaraan niya, kung ano siya. Basta love ko siya, iyon ‘yon.” (I love him. I do not care about his past, who he was. As long as I love him, that’s all.”
When asked about the harsh comments thrown at them, she said:
“Tao ako eh, hindi ako manhid,” “So masakit. Pero hindi ako nasasaktan sa mga komento nila eh, na kesyo ganito, ganito, ganito. Nasasaktan ako sa realidad ng buhay na baka isang araw, ‘yung relasyon namin ay masira dahil sa mga isyu na gano’n. ‘Yun lang,” she added. (I am not hurt by people’s comments. I am hurt of the fact that our relationship may be affected by issues thrown at us.)
“Sobra, as in. As in mahal ko siya. Hindi ko masabi kung gaano, kasi walag limitasyon ang pag-ibig eh. Basta mahal ko siya, iyon ‘yun. As in, sobra,” (So much… I love him. I cannot tell how much because love has no limitation. All I know is that I love him.)
What do you think? Will you approve of their love?