"I am happy because she is happy."
These were the words of Boy Abunda as he was asked for his reaction to Kris Aquino's recent engagement to former interior secretary Mel Sarmiento.
“I am happy about Kris’s engagement. I am happy because she is happy. I am happy because she is in a new chapter of her life," he said in an interview with the press as reported by ABS-CBN News.
Boy added that he is also happy because he believes Mel will take care of his friend.
"I am happy because what I see on social media, I don't know if I have met Mel in person, pero pareho kaming Waray. I hear nothing but good things about him and that makes me happy because I know that he is going to take care of my friend," he said.
The television host shared that he has yet to speak to Kris in person about the said engagement.
"We have not spoken about it yet because Kris and I agree [and we] are hoping to be able to talk about it in person. 'Yung kwentuhan para mas masaya. I'm happy for her," he stated.
It was in October when Kris announced her engagement to Mel.
In an Instagram post announcing their engagement, Kris wrote, "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 agreed, what's personal shall remain private so hanggang dito lang ang puwede kong ma-share. Except I guess to say as much as I am proud to be an Aquino, looking forward na kong maging Sarmiento."