Alyssa Quijano and Charice were competitors in ABS-CBN’s singing competition “Little Big Star” in 2005 which was won by Sam Concepcion.
The two met again after seven years when Quijano, together with her group AKA Jam, joined “The X Factor Philippines” where Charice was one of the mentors. It was during this time last year that the two got the chance to become closer.
When Charice came out as lesbian on national television several weeks ago, Quijano was being rumored as the girlfriend of the international singer because of some photos of the two of them which became viral on social networking sites.
Quijano, for the first time on national television, confirmed to Kris Aquino on the latest episode of KrisTV that Charice is indeed her girlfriend.
“Basta nagkaroon lang po kami ng communication. Through Facebook lang po kamustahan. Tapos ayun hanggang sa nagka-kwentuhan kami noon,” she told Kris, who visited Charice in Laguna.
But when Kris asked Quijano why Charice’s mom is against her, Charice answered:
“Ang mahirap kasi dito ‘yung main theme na sinasabi ng mommy ko is magka-kumpetensiya kami before sa mga singing contest. So parang ‘yun ;yung medyo hindi namin ma-get kasi parang iniisip niya ay magkalaban talaga. So siguro shock siya at hindi ini-expect.”