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‘Ako ‘yung taga-setup ng girls niya’: Angel Locsin, Neil Arce look back on their relationship before becoming a couple

Angel Locsin revealed she used to set up Neil Arce with other girls when they were just friends.

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10/18/2020 04:25 PM
‘Ako ‘yung taga-setup ng girls niya’: Angel Locsin, Neil Arce look back on their relationship before becoming a couple
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Angel Locsin and Neil Arce went on a trip down memory lane as the soon-to-be-married pair talked about how they transitioned from being friends to being a couple.

Ten years since they first met each other, Angel and Neil decided to share in their latest vlog some tips on how to avoid getting friend-zoned especially if one plans on pursuing a friend. 

READ: Hiwalay na? Angel Locsin addresses breakup rumors with fiancé Neil Arce


“Well, nagsimula kami as friends in 2010. After 7 years, we started dating. Actually, we went through a lot as friends,” Neil shared. 

Recalling how they first met, Angel said: “Oo. Marami talaga. First time ko siyang nakita pumunta siya sa bahay ko. Actually, ‘yung grupo namin, grupo ng mga brokenhearted. Nagkaroon kami ng grupo nu’n ang pangalan Ampalaya Anonymous kasi lahat kami mga bitter.” 

According to Neil, it was Paolo Paraiso — the brother of Angel’s good friend Bubbles — who invited him to Angel’s house. 

“Ininvite ako ni Paolo Paraiso sa bahay niya. Tapos pagdating ko du’n, may camping site. Sabi ko, ‘Mag-cacamping dito sa Don Antonio?’ tapos sabi ko, kanya-kanyang trip subukan natin. After nu’n halos araw-araw na kami magkakasama ng mga time na ‘yun,” Neil said. 

But in the span of seven years, Neil and Angel treated each other as best friends. “Tapos nakakatuwa kasi sa seven years na ‘yun, bro ang tawagan namin sa isa’t-isa,” Angel said. 

Admitting he would ask Angel to set him up with other girls, he said: “Nagpapasetup pa ako sa kanya.”

“Yes, ako ‘yung taga-setup ng mga girls niya or takbuhan niya ‘pag may problema siya. Ganu’n din ako sa kanya. ‘Pag kailangan ko ng alam mo ‘yun, sensible kausap, siya ‘yung takbuhan ko nu’n,” Angel added.

On when they started to realize they were starting to fall for each other, Angel said: “After nu’ng seven years na bro talaga kami at takbuhan namin ‘yung isa’t-isa, at marami kaming experience na tagahabol ng girlfriend, tagahabol ng boyfriend, tagaayos ng problema, sumbungan ganyan, umabot kami sa point na hindi na namin pwedeng kausapin ang isa’t-isa kasi ‘yung taong ikekwento namin ay ‘yung isa’t-isa.” 

The two of them eventually decided to confess their feelings for each other when an incident involving a good friend of theirs nearly jeopardized their future as a couple.

Naalala ko one time. Kasi ‘yung friend ko nakatira sa akin nu’ng time na ‘yun, si Madz. Nagpunta siya dito kina Angel. Si Angel daw nagtanong ng opinyon nila kung i-ririsk daw ba ‘yung friendship para maging relationship. Tapos alam ni Madz na may gusto ako sa kanya tapos ang sagot daw ni Madz, ‘No, don’t do that’,” Neil shared. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

celebrating our last Valentine's day as boyfriend and girlfriend☺️ 💆🏻‍♀️💍💆🏻‍♂️ @neil_arce

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Hindi ko alam bakit niya sinagot ‘yun kasi nangyari daw kanya dati. Parang bigla niya raw na-realize ‘Oh my God, mali,’” he added. 

He continued: “Narealize ko, ‘di na siya nagrereply sa texts ko. So nagpunta agad ako kasi magkalapit lang bahay namin.” 

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Neil and Angel got engaged in June 2019. The couple decided to reschedule their wedding to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.