Stylist Liz Uy is relieved that she is now outside the shadow of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. “Para po akong nabunutan ng tinik,” said she in an interview with “TV Patrol,” Feb. 8. Uy got caught in a whirlwind of controversy when she was romantically linked to the president whom she met upon the insistence of close friend, presidential sister Kris Aquino, late last year. Apparently, the younger Aquino wanted her to be her brother’s personal stylist–but the professional relationship supposedly bloomed into something more intimate, and none too soon rumors that she was going out on dates with the president spread.
Media hounded the two to no end—going as far as to speculate that the two were already altar bound. The pressure was such thatthe yet to bloom love affair eventually collapsed.
Uy intimated, however, that she has no regrets about the alleged “relationship.” “Ang importante sa ‘kin na nandun pa rin iyong respect for each and everyone,” she said. Indeed, the two did not part bitterly. And as seen in Uy’s recent Twitter message to the 51-year old bachelor, with whom she shares the same birth date, she seemed more relax now with the preying eyes of the media focused on other things less trivial.
“Happy birthday to our beloved president,” she tweeted. It wasn’t known if the president responded in kind. The 26-year old was equally candid in discussing her past relationship with actor John Lloyd Cruz in the same interview. According to Uy she could only simply wish Cruz “happiness.” “Kung sino man partner niya, I wish he’d be happy,” she said. Meanwhile, Uy remained mum about her supposed “new guy” –director Lino Cayetano. She was coy as well about her plans for Valentine’s day. Her wish for the red-letter date? “ W o r l d peace”