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TIMELINE: Vice Ganda and Ion Perez’s picture-perfect love story

By Brooke Villanueva Published Feb 14, 2022 4:57 pm

Vice Ganda and Ion Perez made the rounds online on Sunday, Feb. 13, after the comedy superstar revealed that they have sealed their romantic commitment to each other through a wedding ceremony held in Oct. 2021 in Las Vegas.

From exchanging sweet nothings at work to sharing playful banter on national television, the celebrity couple has definitely come a long way. While they started out really lowkey, they slowly became out, proud, and “unbothered” about their incredible love—be it onscreen, off-cam, or online. 

Here’s a look at their picture-perfect romance that continues to show that love knows no bounds.


May 2018: Vice and Ion meet on Gandang Gabi Vice

Vice and Ion first crossed paths on the local comedian’s talk show Gandang Gabi Vice. Ion just bagged the Mr. Universe Tourism title at the time and watched the show alongside two other pageant winners. He was called on stage, where he briefly answered some questions from Vice and captivated the audience with his dance moves and charm. 

Sept. 2018: Ion takes the role of ‘Kuya Escort’ on It’s Showtime 

Ion marked his It’s Showtime stint in Sept. 2018. Vice, also a host on the noontime show, would call Ion onstage for a quick interview and some good-humored banter, increasing his TV exposure over time. It didn’t take long for viewers to start shipping them as a couple for their funny, heart-fluttering conversations on the show. 

March 2019: Ion says Vice is ‘special’ to him 

Ion appeared on Gandang Gabi Vice as a guest, where he proudly said that he considers Vice as someone “special” to him. “Kinakatakutan ko na matapos kung anong meron kami,” he said. “Ano po, special po siya sa akin.” Vice, however, laughed it off and said it was a joke. “Jino-joke lang namin kayo, hindi ‘yun totoo.” 

June 2019: Vice reveals he’s been dating someone for seven months

In an episode for It’s Showtime, Vice let slip that he’s been in a relationship for seven months. The TV host, however, refused to give the man’s name. 

July 2019: Ion gets a tattoo showing Vice’s birthday

In a now-expired Instagram story, Ion showed off a tattoo on his left leg that says “03.31.1976.” Fans were quick to point out that it’s Vice’s birthday. The tattoo can somehow be seen here:

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A post shared by Ion Valdez (@pereziion27) 

Aug. 2019: Vice and Ion share loved-up photos of them on Instagram

The pair took part in a basketball game along with other ABS-CBN stars. Ion shared some sweet snaps of them on the court, adding “MINE MINE MINE” in GIF form. Vice also uploaded a photo of them holding hands during the game, with the caption: “Everybody deserves to love and be happy. Everybody includes YOU and ME.” 

Oct. 2019: Ion proclaims his love for Vice in his Instagram feed—his very first IG post 

Instead of the usual Instagram stories, Ion took to Instagram to declare his love for Vice in his very first post. “Lahat ng tama may rason para maging mali pero ang pagmamahal ko sayo walang rason para maging mali,” he wrote in the caption, with the hashtag #reynako. 

Oct. 2019: Vice confirms his relationship with Ion 

After an It’s Showtime segment, Vice took some time to confirm his romance with Ion on national television. “Ang swerte ko kasi hindi na ako nag-iisa. Meron na akong katuwang sa buhay,” he declared. Ion, for his part, got teary-eyed as he said: “Siguro, minahal ko sa kaniya yung nakikita niyo sa kanya. Siguro, bonus lang na naging Vice Ganda. Pero ‘yun talaga yung minahal ko—si Tutuy (Vice’s nickname by his nearest and dearest).” 

Feb. 2020: ‘O ur love doesn’t have to be the same with yours’—Vice 

Vice celebrated Love Month by sharing some photos from their sun-soaked vacation. He captioned the post: “Our love doesn’t have to be the same with yours. Every love is unique and special. Love is not supposed to be mediocre.”

Oct. 2020: Vice and Ion mark their second anniversary together 

Vice and Ion went to an amusement park to enjoy some rides and spend some quality time for their second anniversary. Vice also had a sweet message for Ion during their celebration, where he expressed his utmost gratitude “for allowing me to share every beautiful day with you.” 

Oct. 2021: Stronger than ever, Vice and Ion celebrate another year as a couple

Vice kept his third-year anniversary message for Ion sweet and simple: “Three years of not giving a f**k about other people’s thoughts and judgments. Three years of just being unapologetically in love and happy,” he wrote. “I love you Noy! And I love winning in life with you!”

Sept. 2021: Ion expresses his commitment to making their love last forever 

“Hanggang DULO!” Ion captioned an Instagram photo of them together with some heart emojis.

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Jan. 2022: ‘Unbothered’ 

The celebrity pair rang in 2022 on a high note. On Jan. 3, Vice shared a lovely video of them on the beach, showing that they have kept their romance alive and happy. “Look at us. Unbothered,” he wrote in the caption. 

Feb. 2022: Vice reveals he ‘tied the knot’ with Ion at a Las Vegas wedding 

In a vlog released a day before Valentine’s Day, Vice revealed that he and Ion exchanged vows in a wedding ceremony in Las Vegas during the month (October) of their third anniversary in 2021. “Nandito ako, buong-buo yung loob ko na makasama ka. Wala akong masabi, basta mahal na mahal kita. I love you,” Ion told Vice. 

Vice then said: “Mahal na mahal din kita at ang saya-saya ko na ikaw ang kasama ko ngayon, ikaw yung kasama ko kahapon, at ikaw yung alam kong makakasama ko pa rin bukas at tsaka sa mga susunod pang araw.”