Although she stressed of being unavailable in a previous post on social media, Rabiya Mateo recently admitted that her relationship with boyfriend of over 7 years Neil Salvacion has been complicated.
As reported on Rappler, the beauty queen, who spoke to Boy Abunda in her first full online interview after the Miss Universe pageant, shared this when asked about the situation between the two.
“We need to talk about things when I go back to the Philippines, but we’re friends. I still try to contact him.”
Rabiya is still in the United States after competing in the Miss Universe 2020 pageant in Hollywood, Florida, where she finished in the Top 21.
Although she made no mention as to whether she and Neil are broken up, Rabiya said that she is not closing doors on their future.
“We need to have this peace together… We’ve been in this kind of situation before. We’ve been together for seven years,” she said.
Rumours of a breakup between the two sparked after fans noticed that Neil had deleted most of the photos on his Instagram including those of him with Rabiya. However, the two of them still follow each other on social media.
As for Andre Brouillette, the actor-model whom she was romantically linked to recently, Rabiya said that the two of them are talents under Jonas Gaffud, which is why they were seen together.
“I’m embarrassed. The photos that are circulating were just from my third conversation with Andre. They just fetched me at the airport,” she said.