Magpapakasal na si Kris Aquino at the age of 50. Engaged na siya sa politician boyfriend na si Mel Senen Sarmiento, 59. Ini-announce ito ng TV host/actress sa kanyang Instagram video post nitong Sunday ng gabi, October 24, 2021.
Si Sarmiento ay dating DILG Secretary noong termino ni President Noynoy Aquino. Ang dating pangulo rin ng bansa ang naging daan para magkakilala sina Kris at ang tinatawag niyang “best friend.”
“We discussed this post and I thought about it carefully… marami kasi sa followers ko ang nagtatanong kung kamusta na ko because matagal na kong nawala…
“Aamin ako, I’m only 95 pounds now. This pandemic and many stressful events that happened since mid-August really caused my weight to drop and my health to suffer.
“And it’s been exactly four months since we so unexpectedly lost our brother. Sure ako, ayaw niya talagang iwanan si ‘bunso’ na walang magbabantay at magaalaga na siguradong pinagkakatiwalaan nya.
“Somehow I believe there really was a matchmaker in heaven who must be smiling now—I can almost hear his voice telling me, ‘Kristina, tama na, respect the fact na gusto ni Mel ng tahimik na buhay.’ And finally, ‘bunso’ has learned to obey.
“To my best friend and the man I said yes to spending the rest of my life with, thank you for, as Bimb said, loving me for me, with no agenda, and for being just an overall good and patient man. It’s unreal how much more calm and peaceful I feel now that you’re here.
“We would never have met nor reconnected had it not been for Noy. Thank you to my kuya, kahit wala na siya ramdam na ramdam ko na kahit ilang beses kaming nagkatampuhan, kahit kailan gagawa talaga siya ng paraan na ma-assure kami nila kuya Josh at Bimb kung gaano niya kami kamahal at hindi talaga sya papayag na ma-feel namin na kami ay mapapabayaan. We love you and we miss you.
“But THANK YOU, you must have known how broken I’d be to lose you, so you made sure there was someone who not only helped wipe away my tears, he’s made it possible for me to smile and laugh again. Dumating nung hindi ko hinahanap o inaasahan—kaya nga tama silang lahat na nagsabi in God’s perfect time.
“We agreed, what’s personal shall remain private so hanggang dito lang ang pwede kong ma-share. Except I guess to say as much as I am proud to be an Aquino, looking forward na kong maging Sarmiento,” mahabang caption ng Queen of all Media sa kanyang post na may photos nilang dalawa ni Sarmiento.
Congratulatons Kris and Mel!