Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemates Tanner Mata and Maria Fabiana are engaged.
The couple made the announcement on Sunday, July 19, via their social media accounts, with Maria saying, “I said YES.”
Sharing photos from the surprise proposal, the Brazilian model wrote: “God’s promise to me a long time ago was that I would always feel loved! And today was powerful, I could feel the Holy Spirit moving in that room when I said YES! I said YES today, and I will continue to say YES for the rest of our lives. I love you! I’m yours @tanner_mata.”
God’s promise to me a long time ago was that I would always feel loved, I prayed for a best friend, I prayed for someone who would always take care of me and commit to being mine for the rest of our lives. Today his promise came true, and it was powerful! I could feel the Holy Spirit moving in that room when I said YES! I said YES today, and I will continue to say YES for the rest of our lives. I love you! I’m yours @tanner_mata 💓💓💓
Tanner, for his part, simply wrote: “I know what cloud 9 is now.”
The news was met by congratulatory messages from their fellow “Pinoy Big Brother” housemates, including Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Vivoree Esclito, Daniel Matsunaga, and Coraleen Waddell.
Tanner, 25, and Maria, 22, were previously rumored to have tied the knot after sharing photos of them looking ready to tie the knot on Instagram last June.
Maria, however, clarified that the bridal shoot was for work, as she said in her caption that she and Tanner “did not get married.”
Not much is known about Tanner and Maria’s relationship.
According to a Star Cinema article, the couple has been known to be close friends even prior to their stint on “Pinoy Big Brother” in 2016, as they were under the same modeling agency.
Below are few more photos of Tanner and Maria, as seen on their Instagram pages:
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