Television and radio host Sam YG is now engaged to his non-showbiz girlfriend, Essa Santos.
Sam, 36, made the announcement on his Instagram page on Tuesday, January 26, where he posted photos of his surprise proposal to his girlfriend.
"Essa ‘YES.' 'Let me love you for the rest of my life?'" he wrote in the caption, with the hashtags #ItsAlwaysBeenYou, #SignedSealedDelivered, and #SwerteKoLang.
Essa, for her part, said she was totally clueless about the surprise proposal.
"Kung kelan naka-pambahay lang... I ugly-cried the whole time. Have to say I did not expect this proposal at all—I kinda wish I did para mas prepared ako, but it makes for a great story anyway!" she said.
Addressing Sam, she said: "It was always gonna be an 'of course,' my love... Thank you for this wonderful-amazing experience. I am truly the luckiest girl! I love you in all ways, always."
Among the celebrities who congratulated the couple on their engagement were Jericho Rosales, Ryan Agoncillo, Iza Calzado, John Prats, Pauleen Luna, Rico Blanco, and Bianca Gonzalez.
Sam and Essa have been dating for nearly three years.
Back in June, the 36-year-old Sam was asked about his plans of settling down with his girlfriend in an interview with the Philippine Star.
"Parang ngayon hindi ko pa naiisip, with the situation, eh. Siguro... we'll see, you know. There's time and place for everything," he said.