It’s official: Kapuso stars Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo are finally engaged!
The pair publicly shared the joyous news in a segment on GMA's 24 Oras. Meanwhile, Jennylyn and Dennis went into further detail about their sweet, and slightly hilarious, engagement story, in an exclusive interview with Preview.
As per the latter, he’d originally planned to propose outside of Manila. However, upon realizing the long drive wouldn’t be safe for Jennylyn who, ICYMI, is also 9 weeks pregnant, Dennis quickly moved things around to pop the question in her house instead.
With the help of event stylist Gideon Hermosa, Dennis prepared his surprise inside their home gym. On the day he asked, the actor got his blissfully unaware girlfriend, and now fiance, to dress up in the pretense of shooting a video for their future selves. “Pinaupo ko siyang nakatalikod sa pinto (ng gym). Habang nagsasalita ako, sinasabi ko na yung mga kailangan kong sabihin. Yung speech ko…hindi naman siya ganun kahaba,” recounted Dennis.
He then played Paul McCartney’s My Love through the speakers, signaling his helpers to open the gym doors behind them. Jennylyn, already teary eyed, was met with a glowing “Marry Me” setup, adorned with balloons and succulents.
Now, here’s the adorably funny part: Before Jennylyn could even answer Dennis, he’d already slipped the ring on her finger! “Sinuot na niya 'di pa 'ko sumasagot. Confident siya,” Jennylyn told Preview. “Sabi ko lang, ‘Di mo pa 'ko tinatanong!’”
Of course, Dennis did formally ask immediately after. Once the two had their moment together, a few of their family members came in to celebrate the romantic event with the newly engaged pair.
It’s been a long time coming for the couple of six years. Jennylyn and Dennis first got together in 2010, before a big fight and their admitted lack of maturity eventually led to their breakup. Luckily, come 2015, they decided to give their relationship another shot. According to their managers, Kat and Becky Aguila, “The moment they got back together, they knew they were endgame.”
Find out more about their engagement in a video on Jennylyn's YouTube channel.
Congratulations, Jen and Den!
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