Talent manager and showbiz reporter Ogie Diaz disclosed the rumors between Ivana Alawi and Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez.
In his online program, “Ogie Diaz Showbiz Update,” the talent manager said that Ivana and Albee were spotted having a vacation together in Japan.
Aside from being a public servant, Benitez was also known as one of the giants in the showbiz industry.
“Si Benitez ay may-ari ng Brightlight Productions na nag-produce ng shows gaya ng “Tropang LOL,” “Sunday Noontime Live,” Ogie shared.
However, Ogie said that Ivana was the only one capable of clarifying the issue.
“Mahirap namang husgahan natin si Ivana, so dapat si Ivana rin ang sumagot niyan, kung paano niya lilinawin ‘yan, ano… kung siya nga ‘yong tinutukoy. Kung hindi naman siya, please disregard previous message,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Entertainment Portal asked Benitez about the issue, but he refused to give an exact answer about his status with the actress.
Benitez only said that there was nothing wrong with him having a relationship since he had already separated from his wife, Nikki Benitez.
Mrs. Benitez said she would handle personal matters privately for now and denied that she didn’t discuss her husband’s legal separation from her.
It can be recalled that Ivana was also linked to another public servant, Dan Fernandez.