James Younghusband opens up about girlfriend

Posted at 04/29/2014 1:01 PM

MANILA – Football player James Younghusband admitted in a magazine interview that his first meeting with fashion designer Sari Lazaro was not quite romantic.

In an interview in the latest issue of Look Magazine where they grace the cover, Younghusband said he and Lazaro, who is now his girlfriend, met in a nightclub.

“It might sound bad saying this, but I met her in a nightclub,” said Younghusband, who was quick to add, “I prefer to say I met her through friends but that the location just happened to be in a club.”

Lazaro, for her part, shared that it was not love at first sight for her.

“It was really dark, so I couldn’t see him. According to him, there was music and lights, but I’m like, ‘Nope. Couldn’t see you,’” she said.

Younghusband and Lazaro then exchanged phone numbers, and eventually started sharing photos and text messages to give each other a glimpse of their respective lives.

On July 10, 2012, the two officially became a couple.

When asked how Lazaro handles his celebrity status, Younghusband said: “She’s very cool and patient about it. Whenever we’re stopped and asked for pictures, she volunteers to take it. She doesn’t get jealous of other girls.”

Lazaro added: “When you’re young, little things can bother you, but I’ve learned to let it go. I don’t worry about where he is or what he is doing. That’s why I can stand apart when he’s approached by girls and do my own thing.”