"He's worth the wait."
These were the words of KZ Tandingan, as she shared how she waited to meet her now husband TJ Monterde.
TJ is the singer’s first and last boyfriend.
According to the singer, it took a while before she got into a relationship.
"Pinromise ko sa mga magulang ko na mag-aaral muna ako, hindi muna ako magbo-boyfriend hanggang sa gumradweyt ako. Kahit noong ibinigay ko ang promise na 'yon, 'di ako sure kung mapapanindigan ko. Kasi kapag bigla kang tinamaan ng pag-ibig, 'di ba? Pero I'm so happy na God guarded my heart na even though may mga pinagdaanan pa rin naman akong sakit sa puso, lahat 'yon naging worth it. Lahat 'yon ay kumbaga kinailangan kong pagdaanan kasi inihahanda niya pala ako sa biggest blessing sa buhay ko who is TJ," KZ shared.
The singer added that because of God’s grace, she did not feel that the wait had been long.
God finally made our ’’Puhon’’ a reality. With only a handful of people and our families attending through zoom, we held our symbolic wedding under a 300 hundred-year-old Mango tree. We didn’t think we could get married this year because our families are in Mindanao and couldn’t fly in. But our folks being the selfless, understanding, and amazing parents they are, encouraged us to get wed. Bittersweet getting married without my parents walking me down the aisle, but I’m thankful that my other dad, @martinnievera, stepped in to give me away. Thankful for friends who went out of their way to do multiple testings, isolation, and travel to be with us on our special day. Thankful for all these hard-working people who made sure our intimate dream wedding went smooth and, most importantly, safe: Concept, Planning & Coordination: @labellefete • Venue: @thefarmatsanbenito • Photo: @mayadstudios #MayadMico • Video: @jasonmagbanua • Set up Stylist: @houseofhermosaph • Lights and Sounds: @lxeventspro • Wedding Gown & Couple's Masks: @lightshinewhite • Groom's Suit: @lightshinewhite • Make-Up: @mac_igarta • Hair: @markfamilara • Wardrobe Stylists: @myrrhlaoto / Mesmyrrhized Designer: @lightshinewhite • Wedding Ring: @jsdiamondjewellery • Coffee Cart: @coffeechapterph • Care Kit: @lasarca.ph • Invites & Printables: @papillonph • Zoom Broadcast: @niceprintphoto • Tables and Chairs: @18th.ph • Settee: @bellabanquets • Naked Cakes: @nakedpatisserie @thefarmatsanbenito
“Ang kagandahan ng power ng Panginoon is He can compress time. So 'yung lahat pala nung time na 'yon na feeling ko na lose ko na kasi ang tagal kong naghintay sa perfect na tao, kinompress Niya 'yon and after we got married parang hindi ko na feel na ang tagal kong naghintay. Parang he's worth the wait,” the singer stated.
KZ and TJ got married in Batangas on August 28.
"Maalaga na siya before kami ikasal. Pero nung ikinasal kami mas lalo siyang maalaga," KZ shared.
Meanwhile, TJ remarked that they are very happy about their decision to get married amid the pandemic.
"Sobrang saya as super happy na everyday magkasama na kami at sabay na mag-breakfast, lunch, dinner. ...Very happy at na-prove namin na tama' yung desisyon namin na magpakasal kahit mayroong pandemic," TJ said.
It was just this October when KZ revealed that she already got married to TJ.
“God finally made our 'Puhon' (someday) a reality. With only a handful of people and our families attending through Zoom, we held our symbolic wedding under a 300 hundred-year-old mango tree," KZ shared on Instagram last October.
“We didn’t think we could get married this year because our families are in Mindanao and couldn’t fly in. But our folks being the selfless, understanding, and amazing parents they are, encouraged us to get wed," she added.