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Freddie Aguilar says he's ready to marry the girl once she reaches legal age. – Filepic
Mostly negative comments greet news of the 60-year-old dating 16-year-old girl.
THE news about Philippine music icon Freddie Aguilar considering marrying his 16-year-old girlfriend drew mixed reactions from netizens.
One jokingly said Aguilar’s favourite musical note progression nowadays revolves around the variations of “A minor”. Others said his most famous song Anak could be dedicated to his current object of affection. Most comments border on the negative, saying Aguilar could be sued for seduction or child abuse.
In a report by Ervin Santiago, Inquirer Bandera entertainment editor, on Thursday, the 60-year-old Aguilar admitted he is dating someone 44 years younger than him. The news started when he was seen with the girl while attending the Fifth Star Awards for Music on Sunday at Solaire Resort & Casino in Pasay City, Manila, where he was given a special recognition for his contribution to local and international music.
He admitted to the media present that indeed, the girl is his girlfriend. Aguilar had a disclaimer that he didn’t know the girl’s age when he courted her. It was too late when he learned of her actual age as he already fell in love with her. He requested the media to refrain from naming the girl.
But Aguilar said there’s nothing to worry about since the girl’s parents have approved of the relationship, only with a warning that she should be careful because Aguilar is known to be a ladies’ man. Aguilar said he doesn’t mind the negative criticisms like those describing him as a “cradle snatcher” or that he ages backwards, among others.
He said he’s used to getting lots of sarcastic remarks from friends, and added that he is ready to marry the girl once she reaches legal age. Since the news came out, there were also photos circulating online of Aguilar and his girlfriend kissing each other, drawing more negative reactions. – Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network
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