Freddie Aguilar is in love again. The folk singer who was catapulted into superstardom when his song “Anak” became a big hit not only in the Philippines, but also in other countries — most notably in Japan where it hit number one — was recently seen with a much younger woman on a date.
A lot of people got curious when Ka Freddie was seen in Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City with an apparently younger female companion, when he attended the 5th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Music to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday, October 13.
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) approached the 60-year old Original Pilipino Music (OPM) icon in the backstage of Solaire, to quiz him about his young companion. Freddie confessed that the girl is his current girlfriend and that she is 44 years his junior. The girl is only sixteen.
“My girlfriend… she’s only sixteen,” said Freddie.
The singer said that he was not aware that she’s only sixteen when he started courting her. He was already helplessly in love with her when he found out her age. “No more turning back,” said the legendary musician who requested PEP to keep his girlfriend’s identity a secret to protect her privacy.
Asked about the girl’s parents’ reaction to their May-December love affair, Freddie made it perfectly clear that the young woman’s parents consented to their relationship.
Freddie told PEP that what made their relationship click is that she tries to adapt to him and him to her. He gamely accompanies her to Jollibee when she wants to eat there and she tags along with him every time he goes fine dining. “Even if I am not fond of watching movies, I go with her whenever she likes to watch the latest flick on movie theaters,” Ka Freddie said.
Freddie Aguilar is aware that people might accuse him of “cradle snatching”. He knows that tag may come up, especially with a May-December relationship. He also confided that he was called that before, when he courted a seventeen-year old girl who later became his third wife.
According to Freddie, they are not planning a wedding as of yet, since the girl is still very young. But they have been talking about having a baby.