After conquering Mt. Pulag together earlier this year with girlfriend Gretchen Ho, Robi Domingo said they plan on going on more memorable adventures together when their schedules permit. The talented host said he is currently busy gearing up for the much-awaited new season of The Voice. “The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 will be starting around November and I'll be hosting it with Alex Gonzaga, Toni Gonzaga and Luis Manzano. Dito sa season na ito babalik na si coach Apl at may twists na mangyayari so dapat abangan ng mga Kapamilya natin kasi ang alam ng lahat may three round lang pero this time around may four rounds na. I think for this season the magic number is four eh kasi four hosts, four coaches and four rounds,” he shared during the SM Surplus branch opening in North EDSA held last October 3.
Apart from numerous hosting assignments, Robi said he is lucky to be endorsing a major brand as well. “Nakakatuwa kasi I've been with SM Surplus with the past one year and six months already and nagulat ako I was chosen as one of the first endorsers so na-overwhelm ako kasi a few years back nung nasa Mall of Asia branch nila in 2008 and napansin ko ang gaganda ng mga damit,” he admitted.
The 25-year-old host said he is happy for his fellow Pinoy Big Brother host John Prats who got engaged to Isabel Oli recently in a flash mob proposal in Eastwood city. “Oo nga eh, sobrang tuwang tuwa ako for them. I was there actually sa Eastwood and I saw everything mula dun sa pagkagulat ni Isabel Oli sa pagkagalit niya hanggang sa pagsagot niya kay John Prats. I'm really happy kasi ewan ko, sinasabi ng iba sobrang bilis ng relationship nila napunta sa kasalan, pero for me as long as you find that certain person and you know it's the perfect time for everything then why not pop the question just like what John Prats did,” he said.
Robi said he was one of John's friends who already knew about the big surprise. “He was planning it while Pinoy Big Brother All In was happening, tinatanong niya ako sa mga ideas. Although yung bulk ng ideas sa kanya, he just shares with me yung mga thoughts niya. Sobrang nakakatuwa kasi to see someone plan that hard, to see someone pore out his passion to someone is really amazing. Tapos sinabi pa niya sa akin, 'Brother, I'm sure this dance that I'm going to make is the best dance of my life.' ‘Di ba nakakatuwa?” he added.
Just like any true romantic, Robi said he already knows what kind of proposal he will make when the right time comes. “Iniisip ko naman dati, pangarap ko na dati pa, naplano ko na siya pero medyo makakaiba pero maganda. May konsepto na. Napag-isipan na yan. Yung date and year and budget ang wala pa (laughs). Paghintayin muna natin. Medyo gipit pa tayo ngayon eh,” he admitted.
Robi also said it is not the time for him and Gretchen to settle down since they are both busy in their careers. “It depends. I think I have found the girl but not yet the time. Depende pa, mga 52 years, ganun (laughs). Hindi pa ako sigurado eh sa mga bagay bagay na yan kasi I'm enjoying and I'm trying to find my path when it comes to hosting muna so relax lang muna. Pero kung gustong gusto niya talaga, siya ang mag-propose sa akin! (laughs) lapit siya sa akin tapos luhod siya para maiba naman kasi puro lalake na lang at saka these days ah, parang ang hirap magpakasal kasi bago ka magpakasal na sobra sobrang mahal, magpo-propose ka muna. Eh these days parang na-set na nila John Prats yung benchmark tapos sila Dingdong (Dantes) at Marian (Rivera), Heart (Evangelista) and Chiz (Escudero), parang sino pa ba ngayon ang gustong magpakasal na lalake kasi ang hirap na ngayon,” he explained.
Robi said he is actually still on a high after enjoying a short vacation with Gretchen last September. “Last month ininvite ako ni Gretchen sa Korea with my mom, her mom and her brother. Actually treat niya talaga yun para sa kapatid niya na lalake kasi nasa med school na gra-graduate na so nadamay lang ako kasi yung dad niya and the brothers are not available so sabi ko sayang yung ticket sama na lang ako. We went to lots of places, umuuwi kami ng hotel ng mga 11 pm tapos aalis na naman kami ng mga 5 am para masulit yung buong trip. We went to Nami Island, Myeongdong. We were there for five hectic days. Although nakaka-bonding ko naman yung family niya all the time. Masaya naman,” he shared.