React Ionic: Popover disabled when other components under same IonItem are disabled

Hi All,

I have a basic popover (tooltip) that is under the same IonItem as a potentially disabled IonTextarea. When the IonTextarea is disabled, the popover is also disabled, when I want the popover to stay active due to being an informational tooltip next to the IonLabel for the disabled field.

My question: is this expected and if so, does anyone have a solution on how to NOT have the popover disabled? Ionic automatically adds the disabled tag to it, and there is no override for the disabled flag on popovers.