Paul Soriano’s sweet gesture for Toni Gonzaga after the wedding

Alexa Villano
'Ang bait niya!' says Toni of her new husband Paul. Plus, more details on their upcoming honeymoon

BOX OFFICE QUEEN. Toni Gonzaga receives her award at the Box Office Entertainment Awards at Solaire Resorts and Casino Sunday, June 14. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Newlywed Toni Gonzaga said that she is still getting used to married life, speaking to reporters days after her romantic wedding. (IN PHOTOS: Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano marry in beautiful Taytay wedding)

Still, it looks like the longtime couple are most definitely on cloud 9. At the 46th Box Office Entertainment awards held at the Theatre in Solaire Resorts & Casino in Pasay City, Toni talked about how sweet Paul was to her the morning after their wedding.

Toni said she woke up late and that Paul was the one who took care of everything for her. 

Late akong nagising, e. Mas nauna siyang nagising. Wala na akong katabi paggising ko.  (I woke up late. He was the first to get up. I did not have anyone by my side anymore when I woke up.)

Yun pala, siya ang nagri-ready for everything,” Toni said. (He was already preparing everything)

Paul, who was with her, said: “We prepared a good lunch. I got some of her favorite food to be brought to the house, so that when she wakes up, she had her favorite food on the table.”

Siya pa rin ang nag-aalaga. Ang bait niya!” Toni said of her husband. (He’s still the one who takes care of me. He’s really nice.)

When asked why he was emotional during their wedding, Paul said he was just happy to be with Toni at last. 


“She was beautiful…it was tears of joy,” he said about crying during the wedding.

“It’s a combination of everything…finally after 8 years, I can finally be her number one priority of course after God.”

‘Separation anxiety’

Of course, Toni’s still adjusting to married life – in particular, missing her family, with whom she’s very close. It’s also well known that Toni’s parents were quite strict with her when she was still unmarried. “Masaya ako siyempre sa bagong chapter ng buhay ko. (I am very happy of course, in this new chapter of my life.)

Kaya lang siyempre, siguro yung separation anxiety sa family. (But of course there is that separation anxiety when it comes to the family.)

“But, ayun, exciting kasi nagagawa ko na lahat ng gusto kong gawin. (But it’s exciting because I can do everything I want now.)

Toni also talked about her sister Alex. Hindi mo maiaalis ‘yon. Sa 31 years ng buhay ko, siya yung roommate ko, e. (You cannot take that away. For 31 years of my life, she was my roommate.)

Siya yung partner ko talaga sa bahay, e. So, ngayon, si Paul na.” (She is my partner in life, but now it’s Paul.)


Toni also said that she and Paul  are set to go to Amanpulo in Palawan for their honeymoon. The trip is a gift from one of their sponsors, Kris Aquino.

Kasi pangarap na pangarap ko na magpunta ng Amanpulo, kaya lang ayaw ng family ko. (It has always been my dream to go to Amanpulo but my family didn’t want to go.)

Hindi kasi sila mga beach person. Kahit anong yaya ko na mag-Amanpulo kami, ayaw nila. (They are not beach people. Not matter how many itmes I invite them, they don’t want to go.)

Kaya sabi ko, kapag nag-asawa ako, pupunta ako dunKaya iyon ang gift niya [Kris].” (So I said that when I get married, I will go there. So that was her [Kris’] gift.) 


According to Toni, she and Paul are set to fly Monday, June 15 for the trip. She just finished her obligations for Pinoy Big Brother, which will premiere on June 20. 


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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.