Is Leren Mae Bautista Ricci Rivero new girlfriend? This rumor started after the two of them were spotted holding hands together.
Ricci Rivero, born May 25, 1998, is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Philippine Basketball Association’s Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters.
His breakout performance in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball competition won him a berth in the Mythical Five and the Most Improved Player title.
Rivero spent his first two years of collegiate basketball with the De La Salle Green Archers before moving to the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons.
Besides his basketball career, Rivero has dabbled in acting, appearing in films such as “Happy Times” and “Rabid.”
Is Ricci Rivero’s New Girlfriend Leren Mae Bautista?
There have been rumors that Leren Mae Bautista is Ricci Rivero’s new girlfriend.
However, both Ricci and Leren have denied the fact that they are dating.
As both parties have denied the facts about their relationships, let’s explore who Leren Mae Bautista is.
Leren Mae Magnaye Bautista, born on January 28, 1993, is a Filipino model, beauty pageant titleholder, and politician.
She has succeeded in various pageants, representing the Philippines and bringing home prestigious titles.
Bautista won numerous major beauty pageants, including Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International 2015 and Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2019.
She represented the Philippines at the Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015 pageant, which she won, and the Miss Globe 2019 pageant, where she finished as the 2nd runner-up.
Bautista, who is from Los Baos, Laguna, has also earned a reputation for herself in politics.
She currently serves as a Los Baños Municipal Council member, assuming office on June 30, 2022.
Before her pageant and political endeavors, Bautista had already won local titles, showcasing her talent and beauty.
Ricci Rivero And Leren Mae Bautista Spotted Holding Hands
Ricci Rivero, a Filipino professional basketball player, and Leren Mae Bautista, a beauty queen and politician, were recently spotted holding hands, fueling rumors of a romantic relationship.
As mentioned above, this comes after both individuals had previously denied any involvement with each other in past interviews.
Moreover, the pair were first linked in June, when Rivero confirmed his breakup with actress Andrea Brillantes.
Additionally, their recent public display of affection was captured in a video circulated on social media, showing Rivero and Bautista walking hand in hand.
They were recently spotted holding hands during the Manila festival.
However, this is not the first time they have been seen together, as they were spotted in Laguna, where they were rumored to be on a jogging date.
Ricci Rivero Dating History
While talking about Ricci’s dating history, he has been in a relationship with Andrea Brillantes.
The couple made their relationship official on April 9, 2022, when Rivero publicly asked Brillantes to be his girlfriend after winning a game against the Far Eastern University Tamaraws during the UAAP Season 84 basketball tournament.
During their five-month relationship, Rivero expressed his deep affection for Brillantes, stating in an interview that he saw her as “the one” for him.
The couple shared numerous sweet moments, which their fans documented and celebrated.
Rivero also supported Brillantes, stating that he would support whoever she supported.
Andrea Brillantes, born Andrew Blythe Daguio Gorostiza on March 12, 2003, in Taytay, Rizal, Philippines, is a rising star in the Philippine movie industry.
She is best known for her roles as the titular character in the drama series “Annaliza” (2013) and as Marga Bartolome in “Kadenang Ginto” (2018).
Brillantes made her first television appearance in the children’s comedy show “Goin’ Bulilit” and later appeared in the 2010 ABS-CBN drama series “Alyna.”