Cristine Reyes and fiancé Ali Khatibi were grilled about their relationship on Tonight with Boy Abunda’s October 9 episode.
Saying that the birth of their daughter Amara changed her life completely, Cristine shared that she felt like crying yet at the same time, happy when she finally saw her baby for the first time. “Sobrang happiness tapos ‘yung iyak, parang finally she’s out, nakikita ko na siya,” she said.
On the other hand, Ali, a mixed martial arts athlete, said that he was crying tears of joy. Cristine said that the both of them have been very hands-on parents.
Meanwhile, host Boy Abunda also asked them how their engagement proposal happened. “Parang we were just talking. Parang spur of the moment lang po talaga but it was very personal, very intimate. It was just the both of us. I didn’t even have the ring with me that time so talagang we’re just really bonding,” Ali narrated while Cristine added that it happened at a hotel with some friends.
“Tuwang tuwa ako na nag-sink in talaga siya sa ’kin the next day morning hanggang gabi yata umiiyak ako,” Cristine described how she felt.
When asked why the proposal happened later, the couple said that they were undergoing counseling for preparation and guidance.
Moreover, they revealed that they plan on getting married this year.
Now that Cristine is making a showbiz comeback through the upcoming teleserye Tubig at Langis, will Ali allow her to still do sexy roles?
“That’s entirely her choice po if she wants to do it or (not)… Kasi I don’t want to be the one na parang dictating. That’s really her call po,” he answered.
But will Cristine still pursue such roles?
“I’m very vocal naman po, tito Boy even before na parang I’m not really comfortable anymore doing what I do before,” she said.
Meanwhile, Cristine shared that she has started shooting the said teleserye opposite actor Zanjoe Marudo, adding that she missed and enjoyed working. Furthermore, she revealed that she is doing a movie entitled, Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin by Bob Ong. “Sobrang comedy ‘to, tito Boy… Partner ko dito si Jayson Gainza and si Paolo Ballesteros,” she said, confirming that it will be a trilogy.