On July 5, Bela Padilla 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. "Go and be happy, my Bely," she wrote in the caption. "I know I look like a wreck but I am so happy and excited for you. No goodbyes, just see you soon. I love you so much!! Facetime all the time, okay?"
Another close friend of Bela's, celebrity stylist Adrianne Concepcion, also posted her "goodbye" message for Bela and said she helped her pack for her trip and that she couldn't stop crying even if she'd known of her plans for over a year.
Bela hasn't publicly shared the reason why she left the Philippines, but some of her followers on Instagram assume she's headed to the UK where her dad's side of the family is from. Her recent IG updates, though, revealed where she currently is: Italy! We've seen Bela's lovely reunion with her Swiss-Italian boyfriend Norman Bay, and so far, she's posted about their tour in Firenze and super-chill road trips.
ICYDK, Bela and Norman have been together for a year and were in a long-distance relationship for the entirety of their relationship. You see, Norman's based in Switzerland and they actually met there back in 2017 when Bela filmed Meet Me In St. Gallen! In the Third World Cinema Club podcast, Bela shared some cute deets about her and Norman, and said that they're basically a "boring couple" and LDR actually works perfectly for them.
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