MANILA, Philippines – Actor and Urian awardee Jericho Rosales proposed to his girlfriend, model-TV host Kim Jones, on her birthday, August 4, at the New Life Christian Center in Alabang.
An ecstatic Jericho took to social media to express his happiness.
“i love you, Miss Jones. You are the love of my life. Thank you for saying YES (to forever) to me. Happy birthday! God is amazing! Yeeeeeehaaa! We are #engaged !!!! #jackpot,” read one of his posts.
An equally elated Kim tweeted back, thanking her fiance for making her the “happiest lady in the world.”
I love you @jericho_rosales!!! Thank you for making me the happiest lady in the world!! Now I can say "I'm engaaaaagggeeeddddd!!!!!!!!"— Kim Jones (@kimcamjones) August 4, 2013
The couple’s friends who witnessed the event also spread the news as they expressed their excitement on Twitter and Instagram. According to a post by Rosales’ manager, Angeli Pangilinan V, the actor popped the question onstage.
M Pangilinan Arenas, who also witnessed Echo’s proposal, described it as “simple and sweet.” In an Instagram post, she narrated how the actor took everyone by surprise when the pastor called him onstage to “express his brand of unli love.”
Snapshots from the emotional moment show the actor down on one knee, offering an engagement ring to the Filipino-British model.
we were there!!! kakaiyak❤ Pastor Joey's message was "Jesus Is… Unli-Love" &then Pastor Jeric said… http://t.co/7mrFk1LXy4— m pangilinan arenas (@makilingmiracle) August 4, 2013
Julia Arenas’ Instagram post shows the bride-to-be, together with Echo, flashing a smile and an accompanying picture of the engagement ring.
The post went with this cheerful comment by Kim: “Buti na lang I painted my nails.” (Good thing I painted my nails.)
A tweet by Paolo Valenciano said the actor told him the night before about his plan to propose to Kim “soon.”
Echo just proposed to Kim Jones !!!!!!!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!— Paolo Valenciano (@paolovalenciano) August 4, 2013
'@jericho_rosales told me last night he was going to do it soon. I didn't know soon as in 12 hours later !!!!! Walang hiya !— Paolo Valenciano (@paolovalenciano) August 4, 2013
Apart from his personal life, Jericho’s career has also been going well. In June, he was named Best Actor at the 36th Gawad Urian. – Rappler.com