MANILA, Philippines – Presidential stylist Liz Uy is keeping her silence on rumors that she is now President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s girlfriend.
At the red carpet of the Philippine Fashion Week, Liz told “TV Patrol,” “Wala I’d rather not comment na lang. Thank you.”
Rumors about Liz and PNoy’s brewing romance began flying amid reports that the 50-year-old bachelor president called it quits with Valenzuela councilor Shalani Soledad.
“TV Patrol” also reported about alleged sightings of Liz and PNoy eating breakfast at the Astoria Plaza Hotel in Ortigas, as well as in a basement restaurant at an unnamed mall last Oct. 17.
Liz has been working closely with PNoy since the May 2010 election as she is part of his styling team. The popular fashion editor is also said to be very close with the president’s most controversial sister, Queen of All Media Kris Aquino.
Another one of her close friends, Anne Curtis, however, directly denied the romance rumor between the two.
“Matagal na naman ‘yon (issue). Siyempre hindi maiiwasan na she’s on the team with everyone, with Paul Cabral, with Juan (Sarte). So, siyempre siya ang babae, siya ang bibigyan ng kulay. And I think it’s understandable kung mali-link kasi ganoon nga, pero wala, it’s all part of the business,” Anne said in a previous interview posted on abs-cbnNEWS.com.
The former girlfriend of John Lloyd Cruz also dodged inquiries on the state of her heart.
“Manonood na tayo ng show, manonood na ‘ko ng show,” she said, smiling.
The rumors linking him to Liz have followed the president to Vietnam, where he went for the 17th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. Asked for comment on the issue, the president pleaded to the public to respect his personal life–the same response he always gives when he is queried about it.