On Tonight with Boy Abunda, two of the five grand finalists of season 2 of Your Face Sounds Familiar —KZ Tandingan and Denise Laurel—opened up about their respective relationships.
KZ recently celebrated her 10 month anniversary with boyfriend TJ Monterde – “Nag dinner kasi kami, kaya sobrang kawawa nga po siya kasi nga we’ve been very busy sa Your Face Sounds Familiar tapos in between tapings, meroon akong mga gig. So sobrang minsan lang talaga kami magkita. Pero nung monthsary namin, kumain kami sa isang unlimited something na Chinese restaurant.”
With time being a crucial factor in their relationship, KZ is thankful for having such an understanding partner. “Naiintindihan niya naman po, Tito Boy, kasi medyo pareho kami ng work. Tapos napapag-usapan namin palagi na priority namin talaga yung careers namin, mag-ipon.”
Communication is important in any relationship, the host shared, “You have to keep on talking, you have to keep on communicating, reaching out to each other. Wala dapat, yung you give it a chance, ‘Ahh, naiintindihan niya yan.’ You don’t do that. You have to be very specific with the things you want your partner to understand. This is very, very important: may mga bagay na ina-assume natin, don’t. Say it, para nagkakaunawaan.”
As for Denise, she and Sol Mercado got engaged in 2013 but have yet to set a wedding date. The host asked, “What’s holding you back?”
“Well you know, between the PBA schedule that’s so unpredictable, and my schedule that’s so unpredictable, I feel like one day, we’re end up just doing it if we have a free day,” Denise replied.
The host then commented, “you’re both very spontaneous, and I think that’s exciting.”
“Yes,” the singer actress said. “He’s a free spirit and wherever his free spirit goes, I’ll follow.”