Michelle Madrigal finally introduced to her followers her boyfriend Kyle, who she has not named until recently, as she looked back on how their now six-month love story started through a dating app.
The couple did the “He Said, She Said” challenge where each of them was given questions about their relationship, as seen in a vlog on Madrigal’s YouTube channel on Saturday, Dec. 17. The video also marked the first time Kyle appeared in Madrigal’s channel.
“We met through Hinge, it was a dating app,” she recalled after being asked how they met. “Obviously, hindi ako masyadong lumalabas being a single mom. Nag-swipe siya and then ako rin, then we started chatting.” (Obviously, being a single mom, I do not go out often. He swiped, I did too, then we started chatting.)
Kyle admitted that he and Madrigal were “hesitant” at first to share their dating app story, but they eventually got over it and decided to be “proud of it.”
Madrigal and Kyle then talked about how they “clicked” on their first date — which took place at a bar — as they both opened up on being single parents and discussed “big issues” right away.
“I think the reason why [we immediately clicked] was because we were able to talk about [our] past relationships and why [we’re] single parents,” she stated. “I think it’s really important for me especially after the divorce. Importante sa akin na ‘yung ide-date ko next time would really understand my situation and ‘yung past ko.”
(It’s important for me that the next person I would date would really understand my situation and my past.)
Madrigal also noted that Anika, her daughter with ex-husband Troy Woolfolk, is “happy” with her mom’s new relationship as the child gets to be an older sister to Kyle’s two kids.
“I actually enjoy having them and seeing them [get along with each other]. I’ve always wanted a big family,” she said. “OK lang akong maging madrasta — ‘yung mabait na madrasta.” (I’m OK being a step mother — a kind step mother.)
Madrigal first introduced Kyle to the public in August, four months after her divorce from Woolfolk was finalized. Woolfolk appears to support his ex-wife’s new relationship as the three of them, along with the three kids, spent time together, also in August.
Madrigal and Kyle, who are both based in the United States, earlier went on an 11-day trip to Thailand and the Philippines. EDV
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