\nAfter shrugging off weeks of gossip, Vic Sotto and Pia Guanio finally admitted that they have been in a serious relationship with each other.<br rn\/><br rn\/>"<I>Bakit nagtatanong pa sila? Di pa ba<\/I> obvious?" Pia told Lolit Solis in last Sunday's <I>S Files<\/I>, as Vic sat beside her in a break at some poolside location shoot.<br rn\/><br rn\/>In earlier, separate interiews with the "Chika Minute" segment of GMA's <I>24 Oras<\/I>, the <I>Eat Bulaga<\/I> regulars merely shrugged off questions about their being close, saying that they didn't feel comfortable discussing their personal lives.<br rn\/><br rn\/>But in this <I>S Files<\/I> admission, they looked relaxed. Vic said he couldn't figure out what the fuss was all about in the first place.<br rn\/><br rn\/>Well, he's always had such a reputation for being a ladies' man that any girl he's seen alone with in public, or teams up with in a movie, gets romantically linked with him — especially now that he's single again, his marriage with Dina Bonnevie having been annulled.<br rn\/><br rn\/>In October last year, his mere arriving at the premiere of <I>Spiritista<\/I> with leading lady Cindy Kurleto started the rumor mill grinding about their relationship.<br rn\/><br rn\/>In May this year, it was Julia Clarete, another <I>Eat Bulaga<\/I> regular, that got linked with him — too closely, he found it funny. The rumor was that he and Julia had aready been living together.<br rn\/><br rn\/>In the "Chika Minute" interview that followed, Vic said: "<I>Natawa lang ako kasi si Julia po ang nagbalita sa akin. Ang sabi ko: 'Ayos! Magkano ang ginastos mo sa balitang ‘yan?'<\/I>"<br rn\/><br rn\/>Curiously, Vic and Pia, in one <I>S File<\/I> episode, both denied being romantically involved with each other. Vic even told Pia, who was doing the interview herself: "<I>Hindi naman kita binigyan<\/I> condo. <I>Baka kunsumisyon, oo<\/I>."<br rn\/><br rn\/>In last Sunday's <I>S Files<\/I>, the couple ate their words — but happily.<br rn\/><br rn\/>Turning to Pia, Lolit Solis asked what it was that attracted her to Vic.<br rn\/><br rn\/>"I found out <I>di pala siya suplado sa<\/I> personal. <I>Mabait pala siya<\/I>. He's funny — but then everybody knows that," Pia said.<br rn\/><br rn\/>Which shouldn't be surprising if you know that Pia, like many women, find humor, among other things, very appealing in men. In fact, in one FHM interview a few years ago, Pia said one person she wouldn't mind having dinner with is someone like Conan O'Brien.<br rn\/><br rn\/>Anyway, Lolit Solis turned to Vic and asked if Pia would be the last woman in his life. In other words, would their affair lead to marriage?<br rn\/><br rn\/>Vic's answer was a quick and short: "<I>Puwede<\/I>."<br rn\/><br rn\/>Pia, who in her iGMA homepage says that what she values most is loyalty, had this to say: "Of course, you always hope and pray that the person you're with is the last person you'll always be with."<br rn\/><br rn\/>And how are Vic's children, Oyo Boy and Danica, taking the affair?<br rn\/><br rn\/>"Close naman <I>sila<\/I>," Vic said.<br rn\/><br rn\/>In fact, in an earlier interview, again with "Chika Minute," Vic said of Pia: "<I>Matagal na (siyang)<\/I> part of the Sotto family. <I>Parang magkapatid yan si Ciara, si Pia, si Apples<\/I>. They always go out. They watch concerts."<br rn\/><br rn\/>Incidentally, Pia is doing a guest appearance in Vic Sotto's new movie, <I>Enteng Kabisote 3<\/I>.