Pauleen Luna and Vic Sotto (MNS Photo)

Pauleen Luna and Vic Sotto (MNS Photo)

Age is just a number. This seems to be the mantra of Pauleen Luna when it comes to her relationship with Vic Sotto, who is 34 years her senior.

While many wonder how they make their relationship work amid the big age difference, Pauleen revealed they do not exert effort at all but simply click together.

“Swak kami. Walang masyadong effort para magkasundo kami on a lot of things and that’s very important, I believe. Hindi kami madalas mag-away. Or kung mag-away kami, mabilis kaming magbati. Sobrang petty lang (mga pinagawayan naming) at kahit mabigat (pa kung minsan), mabilis maayos,” Pauleen said.

Their common interests and having good communication also help Vic and Pauleen enjoy a smooth-sailing relationship. Pauleen and Vic, who co-host the longest noontime variety show, have been a couple for three years now.

Vic Sotto and daughter Paulina (MNS Photo)

Sobra kaming happy. We like sports, we like watching basketball. We like watching movies, (TV) series. We like eating. We both don’t go out, we both don’t drink,” she said.

Age doesn’t matter for Vic and Pauleen, but there are still some who can’t understand their situation. The couple sometimes receives mixed reactions from netizens, so Vic had advised Pauleen to refrain from using social media.

Tigilan ko na daw mag-social media. Eh gusto ko eh,” Pauleen said.

The 26-year-old actress-TV host admitted getting hurt sometimes over negative criticisms from those who doubt their love for each other. She thinks it’s unfair when some accuse her of loving 60-year-old Vic only for money.

“I would be lying if I say na not at all (affected). Of course may mangilan-ngilan na below the belt, but most of it naman hindi. Pero meron lang talaga minsan, very rare naman ‘yung times na naapektuhan ako. Kasi parang ang unfair naman kung sabihin nila na ang habol ko lang kay Vic ay pera. Iyon lang ba ang rason para magustuhan ko siya? Hindi na nga ako naapektuhan kapag sinasbihan akong gold-digger. I’m more affected for him. Hindi kasi nila kilala (siya) so it’s very easy for them to judge (us),” she said.

Pauleen is thankful that her relationship with Vic and his children is “okay.” She said that she did not force herself into his family, as she “slowly” established good relationship with them. Having mutual respect is a big factor, she added.

In their three-year-relationship, Pauleen hopes his children appreciate her sincerity and love for Vic.

“I love their father. Through the years, sana nakikita naman nila yung totoo kong intentions. Hindi ko naman pinipilit na makita nila but sana (they do).” (MNS)