Freddie Aguilar Wedding with 16-Year-Old Girlfriend Set
Veteran folk singer Freddie Aguilar was being seen with a young looking girl in several events lately.
Curious who the girl is, the press asked the "Anak" singer/composer shortly after he received his Lifetime Achievement Award from PMPC Star Awards for Music at Solaire Grand Ballroom in Paranaque City on Sunday.
"Girlfriend...16 lang siya," he confirmed.
He also said that he didn't know the woman's age when he started courting her. "Nung malaman ko, sabi ko, 'Andun na, eh. Ano pa ang magagawa ko?' Aatras ka ba noon, eh na-in love na?" he said.
With a 44-year age gap, the singer said he and his girlfriend have had to make adjustments for their relationship. He expressed confidence that their age difference won't become a problem in the long run.
"Actually, ang maganda sa kanya ay she's trying na bumagay sa akin. Ako naman, bumababa ako sa level niya. Halimbawa, gusto niyang mag-Jollibee, sasamahan ko siya doon. Minsan naman, gusto kong mag-fine dining, sasama naman siya sa akin. Gusto niyang mag-sine, kahit di ako mahilig mag-sine, sasamahan ko siya," he explained.
As for being called a "cradle snatcher," Ka Freddie shrugged this off, saying it won't be the first time. The singer noted that his third wife was only 17 when they first became a couple.
"Hindi ko napigil na may nagsulat, kaya sabi ko, wala pa akong nabasa sa dictionary na ang meaning ng 'love' ay you have to look for the same age as you are. Walang nakalagay doon.
"Walang love means na dapat pareho kayo ng religion o pareho kayo ng estado o magkababayan kayo... walang ganun," he said.
Ka Freddie revealed that they are now planning to build a family. First step is to marry her, but added they wouldn't be allowed to wed at this time considering her age.
"We're talking about having a baby. 'Yun ang pinag-usapan namin. Sabi ko sa kanya, 'Parang ang bata mo pa para magka-baby.' Sabi naman niya, 'Hindi, gusto kong magka-baby, e.' So, we're talking about it."
Asked how his girlfriend's parents reacted about their relationship, he said, "Tanggap na rin siguro. Sabi lang daw sa kanya, 'Mag-ingat ka diyan, babaero daw 'yan!'" - ABS-CBNNews.com