• Matteo Guidicelli explained why Sarah Geronimo didn’t watch him compete in this year’s Ironman triathlon race
  • He said his GF is currently on vacation abroad
  • Last year, Sarah welcomef Matteo with a tight hug when he finished the race

Unlike last year wherein Sarah Geronimo patiently waited and welcomed her boyfriend Matteo Guidicelli with a tight hug when he finished the Cobra Ironman 70.3 triathlon race, the “Popstar Princess” is nowhere to be seen in this year’s race.

Matteo explained that his ladylove is currently out of the country that is why she wasn’t able to watch him compete this year.

ABS-CBN News quoted the 26-year-old actor as saying in an interview after finishing the race on Sunday, August 7: “I’m happy she’s abroad taking a vacation for herself. It’s good for her also.”

Sarah revealed her plan to take a vacation last June after she admitted that she has health concerns that must be addressed.

Although she did not go into details,  she said that she is now doing fine, but she still needs to improve her health.

The people around her, including Viva Entertainment Inc. big boss Vicente “Vic” del Rosario Jr., supported Sarah.

Boss Vic said the singer-actress deserved to take a vacation because she’s been continuously working for the past 10 years.

As for Matteo, although Sarah wasn’t able to come and support him, he is still happy that he was able to finish the race, which he described as a tough one.

“It was a tough race. I wasn’t prepared, I only had two weeks for it so I said to myself ipe-pace ko lang talaga (that I would just take it pace by pace). I won’t push too hard. So I did that. It was tough eh. If I went too fast, alam ko hindi ko talaga matatapos (I knew I wouldn’t be able to finish),” he said.