Keanna Reeves introduces 20-year-old boyfriend
MANILA -- "I checked his ID first!"
This was Keanna Reeves' playful statement when asked how her current relationship compares to that of singer Freddie Aguilar, who recently married his 16-year-old girlfriend in Islamic rites.
"Siguro ang kaibahan namin ni Mr. Freddie Aguilar, ako po, naghahanap po ako ng ID," she said, laughing. "Siguraduhin ko po na 18 above na po siya, kasi baka makulong ako!"
Reeves, whose real name is Janet Duterte, recently admitted being in a relationship with a 20-year-old man named Kevin. They have been a couple for over eight months.
In a sit-down interview with ABS-CBN News' Korina Sanchez for "Rated K," Reeves said she prefers to keep her age from Kevin, noting it to be a trivial aspect of their relationship. Her Wikipedia entry says she is 46 years old.
This relationship, Reeves shared, follows successive experiences with abusive partners. "Lahat naman sila. 'Yung ex-husband ko, nananakit, namamaril. Hindi naman [ako tinamaan], slight lang!"
Kevin readily assured his partner of his affection, affirming when asked whether he thinks their relationship will last for a lifetime. "Mahal na mahal [ko po siya]," he said.
Admittedly, his romance with Reeves has cost him some friendships. There have been instances when he got hurtful comments about his ties with the one-time "Pinoy Big Brother" winner.
"Masasakit din po 'yung mga sinasabi, pero wala po akong pakialam sa kanila. Kasi wala naman po sila sa sitwasyon ko," he said. "Meron pa naman natitira [na mga kaibigan]."
To this, Reeves quipped, "'Yung mga nilibre ko, matira naman sila!"
The couple's interview will air in full on Sunday, in the upcoming episode of "Rated K." Tune in as Reeves and Kevin share how they first met, the steps they made toward the relationship, and their plans going forward.