Luis Manzano and Jessy Mendiola revealed the reason they chose to keep their engagement a secret.
In an interview with MJ Felipe of ABS-CBN News, the couple shared that they actually got engaged during the first week of October.
“Everyone is congratulating us, kahit ‘yung mga hindi namin kilala naiiyak sila kasi nakita nila ang journey ng relationship namin ever since from the beginning. Pero alam mo nakakatuwa din na naitago namin for a long time, parang we had this small bubble na meron tayong secret,” Jessy said.
Luis said that they even thought of not really announcing the engagement but they realized that sharing it to their loved ones and fans is the best way to do it.
“Ang sarap din kasi na it was between us lang, pero ang sarap din na the whole world is happy for us, so it’s a mix of feelings,” he said.
Jessy remarked that the proposal truly swept her off her feet.
"The moment na luluhod na siya tapos titignan ka na niya sa mata, tapos sasabihin niya ‘yung mga bagay na pinapangako niya sa ‘yo and when he finally asks you that question na, ‘Will you marry me?’ Hindi ka na makakasalita, I was so shocked. Finally ‘pag nasuot mo na ‘yung ring eto na pala ‘yun, he’s really the one na," she stated.
Asked when they are planning to hold the wedding, Jessy responded, “We are looking at next year, mid next year. Andami naming mga kaibigan na nagkaroon ng long engagement, some of our friends are telling us na best advice that we could give you is wag na kayo mag long engagement, if you can plan it shorter, do it."
The couple will be releasing a vlog soon which will share more details about their engagement.