Herlene ‘Hipon Girl’ Budol was all smiles as she talked about her current boyfriend during an interview with Toni Gonzaga.
The television host asked Herlene about her current love life, and she answered that she met her non-showbiz boyfriend on Tinder. They have been dating for nearly three years.
Now that the former Wowowin host is having financial difficulties due to the pandemic, she admitted that her boyfriend would be the one to provide financial help to her when she needed it the most.
“Wala, minsan pera. Akala nga nila baliktad, [na] ako nagbibigay ng pera. Actually siya nagbibigay sakin ng pera pag walang-wala rin ako,” Herlene answered when Toni asked about the things her boyfriend was able to provide.
Being emotional support, Herlene revealed that her boyfriend would sometimes distract her from her problems by teasing her. He would tell her not to worry about it and proceed with his way of comforting his girlfriend.
“Sabi niya ‘Wag mo na isipin yun.’ Aasarin niya lang ako para siguro maiba yung utak ko dun. Ganon siguro yung way niya. Di masyadong masaya. Aasarin niya ko para ma-badtirp. [Pero] di ko na nga naiisip [yung mga problema].”
Breaking the prejudice against relationships that formed on Tinder, Herlene said that she continued dating him because he continued to be with her despite all the admiration he gets from people around him.
“Nagtitiis siya sakin. Kahit minsan… madaming nagkaka-crush dun eh. Mga bakla, mga babae.”
In the same interview, Herlene admitted that she got too comfortable and self-satisfied with her showbiz career, thinking she will have other ways to earn after her stint at Wowowin. Still, now she’s stuck in a situation where she’s having a hard time providing for her family.
“Naging kampante rin po ako eh. Naging mali rin po ako. Naging kampante rin po ako na akala ko may pagkukunan pa ko pagkatapos ng Wowowin.”
She now gets her earnings from paid posts on her social media accounts.
“Pag may raket po. Nagpapa-post, ganon. Nagpapa-TikTok… Dun nalang po ako bumabawi. Kasi pag wala po yun, wala po akong pagkukunan. Di ko na po alam kung san ako mapupunta pagkatapos nito.”
Herlene’s interview with Toni Gonzaga now has more than 3.5 million views on YouTube.