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MANILA, Philippines – For the first time, actress and TV host Pauleen Luna shared details of how she got engaged to comedian Vic Sotto.
"You know, it's very simple… nothing grand, just the way we liked it. Kasi, kami po, very low-key kami. We like to keep our relationship simple. One day nilabas niya lang. Tapos, nagulat ako. And then, sinuot ko, actually, sa sobrang excited," she said in an interview on Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho, Sunday September 20. (WATCH: Vic Sotto confirms engagement to Pauleen Luna)
(And I was surprised. And then I put it on, actually, I was so excited.)
Pauleen then said: "Sabi niya, you like it? Then, sabi ko, ‘Oh my gosh!’ E ‘di sinuot ko. Sabi n’ya, ‘teka, ako dapat ang magsusuot sa'yo niyan…’ (I put it on. He said, 'wait, I'm supposed to be the one to put that on you.') Then, sabi niya, (he said) 'Will you marry me?' And then, that's it."
According to Pauleen, she is privileged to see another side to Vic. She decribed her fiance as a "very sweet, gentle and sensitive person."
When asked how she was able to get Vic to settle down, Pauleen said: "I really don't know. I think it's really God. Prayers talaga. It works. And, you know what they say, God changes the hearts of people... I think, ang Panginoong Diyos lang po talaga ang nagbigay nito sa amin (God gave it to us). Kasi, he's had many relationships before pero with our relationship, it's very effortless. I think, kasi we've reached that point where we both know each other very well.
"We seldom fight. Sobrang minsan na minsan lang (Sometimes only). Because I think, ‘yung fact na alam na namin ‘yung makakapagpagalit sa isa't isa, iniiwasan na lang po namin (the fact that we know what can make us both angry with one another, we avoid it). The relationship is very smooth, parang may blessing talaga ni Lord."
As for the wedding details, Pauleen said that are in the process of planning it. She declined to reveal the date and venue.
As for how she and Vic made the relationship work, Pauleen said: "I think, one thing that we have in common na very strong sa relationship namin is sobrang simple lang po talaga namin. Okay na po kami sa kakaunting mga kaibigan, basta trusted. (We are okay with a few friends for as long as we trust them.)
"Tapos, hindi rin po kami palalabas. ( We don't go out too much.) We just stay home or like go eat dinner lang, watch movie or (go) out of town. Masayang-masayang-masaya na po kami nu’n. (We're happy with that.)"
Their relationship has been a buzzed-about topic due to their age difference. Vic turned 61 this year, while Pauleen is 26 years old, but despite this, the couple has persevered over the years. Last September 2, Vic confirmed that he and Pauleen were engaged after almost 4 years of dating. News of the couple's engagement circulated after Pauleen was seen wearing a ring in an episode of Eat Bulaga. – Rappler.com