Married couple John Prats and Isabel Oli shared how their love story began during their guest appearance on the morning talk show, Magandang Buhay, December 5.
According to John, Isabel did not want to give him her number, saying that she was busy. “Kasi wala akong number niya. Nasa kabilang network siya so wala kaming common friends and the last time I saw her was matagal na talaga, 2003 or 2004. And then after that, lumipat na siya ng ibang network. So, hinanap ko ‘yung number niya. Ayaw ibigay ni Liv (Isabel’s nickname) ‘dun sa mga common friends namin.”
Further, the Banana Sundae star said, “Ang tagal. Siguro (‘nung) nakuha ko na ‘yung number niya mga one week pa bago magreply o kaya, ‘pag magrereply, ‘Kumusta ka na? Taping ka?’ ‘Yes.’ Paano ko susundan ng panibagong conversation? Wala man lang, ‘Yes, ikaw?’”
When asked what made Isabel give in to John’s wooing, she pointed out John’s determination to pursue her. “Lagi niya akong sinusundan, taping… Katakot nga, eh,” Isabel playfully said.
John then said, “Inaraw-araw ko talaga… Sabi ko, parang dalagang Pilipina, pang-asawa na ‘to. ‘Yun na ‘yung gusto ko.”
Meanwhile, John also recalled the day he saw their baby Lily Feather for the first time. John, who earlier shared that he wanted to document everything, said, “’Dun ako iyak ng iyak. Tears of joy talaga.”
John and Isabel married in May 2015, eight months after John’s surprise mob proposal for Isabel at Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City.