Rico Blanco on His Relationship with Maris Racal: "It does take work, but it's not that hard"

He also shared what he thinks of acting in a series with Maris.
by Cheska Santiago   |  Mar 6, 2022
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After almost a year since Maris Racal confirmed her relationship with Rico Blanco, the couple has been through *a lot* together. From collaborating on music to acting together in a series, the duo expanded their horizons together.

In a press conference, Rico opened up about what makes his relationship with Maris work so well. "Actually, nagugulat na lang din kaming dalawa talaga eh. Kasi ako, all these years I thought kailangan ng ganitong level ng hard work. I’ve been in relationships na talagang tumagal because of hard work from both sides," he shared.

The 48-year-old singer said that being with Maris isn't difficult. "We’re surprised because it does take work but I’ll be really honest, it’s not so hard. So I don’t know the answer. I don’t know what the secret is."

He also noted the importance of being honest about yourself in a relationship. "I think that’s what we both were prior to us being together. I was already so honest about what kind of person I am. So nung dumating si Maris, heto ako, heto siya."


"But I'm no expert. To find someone like Maris at this point in my life, I'm probably not the expert (laughs). But I'm the expert on not saying never. I did say never but Maris changed my mind. Nung bago-bago kami, medyo kinakabahan kami eh. Sabi ko, 'Uy, hindi pa tayo nag-aaway, hala,' tapos sabi niya, 'Bakit mo ba hinihintay yun?' Sabi ko, 'Hindi ka ba nagtataka?'

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"We're still in the journey so we have a lot of ways to grow pa as a couple and we want to enjoy that," he concluded.


In the same interview, Rico also shared about his acting comeback and how it feels to share the screen with Maris. According to him, he felt pressured because it's been more than a decade since his last acting project. "In terms of pressure, siguro kasi matagal na the last time that I acted and I know si Maris medyo hasa," he explained.

However, he had nothing but praises for his girlfriend. "I really am a fan of her work as an actress, objectively speaking. I tell her all the time because I’m very honest, eh. Especially [since] the closer you are to me, the more honest I am to you. So when she does well, I really tell her."

Aww, stay strong, you two!

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