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Bela Padilla's Boyfriend Is *Happy* He Sees More Of Her Since She Moved To London

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On November 22, Bela Padilla made headlines when she confirmed that she had officially moved to London. Via Twitter, the 30-year-old actress wrote: "So, I moved to London a few months ago. And I tried to find my footing first before sharing what it's really like [heart emoji]. Now, I'm ready to let you [into] my life and tell you more about it! Ask me anything you'd like to know about my move and I'll answer as much as I can in a video."

Bela's tweet was flooded by fans and friends who were curious about her move. A bunch of them also gushed over the new chapter in her life, including her Swiss-Italian boyfriend Norman Bay. While usually low-key on social media, Norman replied to Bela's tweet and expressed how happy he was to see her more often: "I'm just happy I get to see a lot more nowadays [kiss emoji]"

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ICYDK, Bela's dad is British and that side of her family is based in London. It was in early July 2021 when Bela and her best friend Dani Barretto exchanged a tearful goodbye in front of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. In Dani's Instagram post documenting the occasion, she didn't disclose where Bela was headed and for how long she'd be gone. 

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Since then, Bela has been documenting her relocation to London and showed her various travels across Europe with her family, friends, and of course, Norman.

Bela has previously spoken openly about her long-distance relationship (LDR) with Norman, who's actually based in Switzerland. In a recent guesting on the podcast Life In Progress, Bela revealed that they make sure to have video calls with each other frequently to catch up on each other's day. The two, who met in Switzerland in 2017 and officially became a couple in 2019, have been in an LDR all throughout their relationship, even when Bela was still based in Manila. But she says there are upsides to the setup, specifically, how kilig she is every time they meet after a period of time apart:  "Every time we see each other again, it's like the first time. Nahihiya akomay initial kilig and awkwardness dahil ang tagal niyo hindi nagkita. I always look forward to those moments."

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