Patrick Garcia on getting engaged: It’s ‘the right time’

Alexa Villano
'We might have started out wrong. But kaya namang itama (we can make things right),' says Patrick Garcia
PATRICK GARCIA. The actor is set to marry girlfriend Nikka Martinez next year. Photo from Instagram

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Patrick Garcia said that he decided to propose to girlfriend Nikka Martinez after establishing a closer relationship with God. 

In an interview with The Buzz on Sunday August 3 , the couple shared how their relationship blossomed. Nikka said that she invited the actor to visit Dumaguete with her family, and from there, their relationship grew.

The couple has a daughter, Chelsea. Patrick has a son, Alex Jazz, with ex-girlfriend Jennylyn Mercado. 

Patrick said that while he goes to Church every Sunday, he knew he had to make things right, especially his relationship with God. He also said he knew it was the perfect time to propose to Nikka.

‘Before kasi, ako ay Sunday Christian lang. I didn’t really read His work, the Bible. When I took my walk with the Lord seriously, I found out things that would be right,” he said.

“When I found that out. Sabi ko malalaman mo naman eh –  I think this is the right time. We might have started out wrong. But kaya namang itama.”

(But you can make things right.)

As for the proposal, Patrick said he sought the guidance of their pastor when it came to proposing to Nikka.

“Of course kinausap ko muna ‘yung pastor, mga two weeks before,” he said.

Watch the proposal below:







While the wedding is scheduled for next year, Nikka said that she is looking forward to spending her life with Patrick.

“I  am so proud of Pat. I would marry him in an instant talaga. there is no doubt in my heart that I wouldn’t want to spend the rest of my life with him,” she said. 

In a previous interview, Jennylyn Mercado said that she and Patrick are good friends, and that she would not mind attending the wedding if invited. –

Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.