Ivana Alawi, a prominent figure on social media and in the entertainment industry, sparked widespread discussions when she revealed her romantic relationship with someone outside of showbiz circles.
This disclosure aligns with actress Bea Alonzo’s view, expressed in an interview, that one’s choice of partner doesn’t necessarily have to be within the same professional realm. Similarly, the 27-year-old CEO of Ivan Skin shared her preference for a partner unrelated to entertainment, citing personal reasons such as concerns about jealousy in relationships.
In a candid interview, Ivana openly discussed her relationship with a non-showbiz individual, emphasizing that she doesn’t require her partner to have any ties to the entertainment world.
Following Ivana’s revelation, online speculation surged, with many linking her romantically to Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez, a prominent political figure. Showbiz reporter Ogie Diaz further fueled the rumors by reporting sightings of Ivana and Benitez together in Japan and Baguio City, heightening public interest in their alleged relationship. Additionally, an entertainment portal contributed to the speculation by attempting to establish a connection between the two, especially after the mayor publicly announced the end of his marriage.
However, the wife of the Bacolod City mayor promptly refuted claims of their separation, dismissing the allegations surrounding their marital status. Would this be another layer of complexity to the ongoing speculation surrounding Ivana’s romantic involvement with Mayor Benitez? Our team will update this article once official statement from any of them is on public knowledge.