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Kiray chooses money over love


COMEDY Princess Kiray Celis has said that earning money is her priority these days so that she can provide well for her family.

“Madaling magmahal pero mahirap kumita ng pera. Saka na ‘yang love pag mayaman na ako,” said Celis during an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” on ABS-CBN.

When Abunda finally asked Celis to choose between love and money, she laughed and said: “Money, money, money, money, money!”

Dee gave Celis an unsolicited advice about love and encouraged her to be in a relationship to balance her life.

“Sobrang workaholic s’ya. There’s nothing wrong with money pero darating ‘yung point na dapat balanse ang money at love,” the actor said.

Both Celis and Dee are teaming-up for the first time in a comedy-horror flick entitled “I Love You to Death” which will be shown on July 6 nationwide.

Dee told Celis that “love inspires you and it makes you a better person.” He added: “It adds fire to what you’re doing.”

At 20, Celis admitted she never had a boyfriend.

“Never pa akong na-involve sa relationship pero s’yempre marunong akong magmahal. Nagmamahal ako kahit hindi ako nagkakaroon ng boyfriend,” she said. “Alam n’ya na mahal ko s’ya kasi minamahal din naman n’ya ako kaso hindi pwede.”

Celis did not identify the person she was referring to.

“Hindi pwede dahil hindi ko pa gusto pero magkaroon ng relationship because priority ko talaga ang family ko. Mas gusto kong makita ko muna silang masaya bago ako,” Celis said. “Tumutulong pa lang ako sa kanila masaya na ako.”

Dee said: “Dapat malaman ko na talaga kung sino ‘yan kasi lagi kong naririnig yan.”

Celis denied reports that she has become boastful or arrogant now that she is starring in her second movie.

“Pwede pang lumaki yung dibdib ko pero yung ulo ko hindi,” she said in jest.

Siguro wala silang masabi sa akin. Mas nag-iisip ako ngayon at iniisip ko na baka pag may masabi ako tulad ng mga sinasabi ko dati, sabihin nila na lumalaki na ang ulo. Baka magsabi lang ako ng ‘ay ang init’ naku ang arte-arte na n’ya. Kaya very careful ako masyado ngayon,” Celis said.

Asked to comment on her title Comedy Princess, she said: “Pwedeng princess na lang? Hndi pa talaga s’ya nagsi-sink in sa akin. Baka lumaki ang ulo ko.”

Celis said that she has known Dee from way back in 2010 when they did a variety program and they already went out.

Dee, 27, who has broken-up with her girlfriend fashion model Samantha Lewis recently, said that he is single but not ready to mingle.

Celis said that Dee deserves a girl who is caring, understanding and loves food. “Dapat matakaw din s’yang kumain at lagi s’yang iintidihin kahit ano pa ang mangyari.”