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Maris Racal confirms romantic relationship with Rico Blanco

The 23-year-old star made the revelation on Monday, May 31, during her digital press conference for her two-part upcoming episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya with Cris Villanueva in Father’s Day special this June 12 and 19. 

After months of dating rumors, Maris Racal finally confirmed her relationship with singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, endorser, and entrepreneur Rico Blanco.

The 23-year-old star made the revelation on Monday, May 31, during her digital press conference for her two-part upcoming episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya with Cris Villanueva in Father’s Day special this June 12 and 19.



Racal said about her relationship with the former Rivermaya frontman, “Masaya naman po. Nahihiya lang po ako sa mga kasama ko.”

She then admitted that they were indeed seeing each other and are excited about their future music collaboration.

“Kami po ni Rico. I think basing po sa post na ginawa ko po, I think it’s very obvious. 

“Right now, we are very excited and busy din. We are preparing such beautiful music together. Kaya abangan nila ‘yon soon.” 

Blanco and Racal stirred dating rumors after the latter posted a video of them together singing on her Instagram account.

She greeted Blanco for his 48th birthday and posted a black-and-white photograph of the singer and a video of them singing Aqualung’s Brighter than Sunshine.

In the video clip, he was playing the guitar while she was singing in an intimate setup.

The unusual pair-up came as a surprise for the Netizens, but they expressed their support for the two as they offered their congratulations and good wishes to the couple.

Netizens also said that the two show undeniable chemistry despite their 25-year age gap.



Blanco currently runs his record label called Balcony Entertainment. He later produced Racal’s 2020 songs Not for Me and Kahit na Anong Sablay.

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