Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri's love story: How chance meeting at restaurant blossomed into a secret affair
Berlingeri has featured in his albums earlier as well but people hadn't noticed
Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican Latin Grammy-winning, Billboard Hot 100 charting superstar has finally revealed his love story in 2020 after managing to keep it under wraps from 2017. Bad Bunny who released his third album for the year, ‘El Último Tour del Mundo’ on November 27, shared his love story with Gabriela Berlingeri, a jewelry designer, earlier this year by simply stating “I am happy with her”.
In a Rolling Stone cover story, the 26-year-old rapper said that the couple started dating after he met Berlingeri at a restaurant where he was with his family. On keeping their dating life away from the public eye, the “Dakiti” singer said, “[People] don’t know she has helped me a lot in emotional aspects when I needed it the most.” The singer shared, “she is very special in my life. This quarantine has made me understand that she is the best companion I could have.”
In April 2020, Berlingeri featured in Bad Bunny’s track ‘En Casita’ which came from his Covid-19 inspiration to show solidarity with everyone locked up in places in a hopeless reality. Berlingeri has featured in his albums earlier as well but people hadn't noticed, the Grammy-nominated singer shared. “Nobody knows this, but when I did [‘Te Gusté’], the song with J Lo,” says Martínez, “Gabriela recorded references for JLo’s vocals”, referring to the single where she provided the scratchy vocals for Lopez’s part. Berlingeri was also the first Latino to shoot a cover for Rolling Stone where she shot with Bad Bunny in quarantine, where the duo were cooped up in an Air-Bnb in Puerto Rico. The ‘La Canción’ singer talked about the shoot stating, “It was a cute couple’s activity.” About the cover shoot, the Berlingeri said, “It wasn't planned. It was very random. I thought obviously that it was going to be a very cool photoshoot but it's difficult for me to accept that is going to be the cover for Rolling Stone."
The couple has also blessed their followers with gloomy but smokey hot pictures and clips of them in quarantine, setting couple goals. The two frequently share videos on Instagram of how they passing the time, including a video set to “Canción del Coronavirus” by Los Tres Tristes Tigres, where the couple is dancing, arm wrestling, and playing jenga. He even posted a cheeky video of him and his girlfriend sunbathing. And during his Instagram lives, Gabriela is often seen dancing or joking on camera with the star. Berlingeri has also launched her jewelry line DiciembreVeintinueve (D29) with their first collection “Memoir” releasing November.
Bad Bunny’s latest album ‘El Último Tour del Mundo’ is already creating a buzz for the touch of soulfulness in it. The singer shared in an interview, “This is a more sentimental album, the more chill, the kind that you can listen to from your room.” He said, “This is an album for you to stay at home, chill, having a beer or glass of wine.”