GMA-7 young actress Kris Bernal spent her happiest birthday yet with model-actor Carl Guevarra in a three-day getaway to Singapore. The trip was a surprise gift given by the actor to Kris. She expressed how moved she was by the present: “Nagulat ako. Naiyak pa nga ako, e. Kasi alam mo… ever since kasi, dream ko na parang makasama ko sa ibang lugar yung special na tao sa akin. Pero laging hindi natutuloy. Ngayon lang.” Kris and Carl have been dating for eight months now but have not yet admitted to being an official couple.

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Eight months into dating Be Bench model search winner Carl Guevara, Kris Bernal got her most memorable dream date yet on her 24th birthday last May 17.

The StarStruck Season 4 winner was surprised by the Kapuso hunk with a three-day trip to Singapore, making Kris the happiest birthday girl.

A couple of days after her trip, Kris told the press on Monday, May 20, at her birthday charity in Boys Town, Marikina, how moved she was by her suitor’s gift.

“Siyempre nagulat ako. Naiyak pa nga ako, e,” the Coffee Prince star initially said.

“Kasi alam mo, ever since kasi, dream ko na parang makasama ko sa ibang lugar yung special na tao sa akin.

“Pero laging hindi natutuloy. Ngayon lang.

“Ngayon lang natuloy tapos siya pa gumawa nung paraan.”

According to Kris, Carl must have known all along what her dream date was. The young actress also relayed how the heartthrob made her feel like a princess.

“Nakakatuwa kasi siya nag-asikaso lahat…

“Hindi niya ako pinayagan maglabas ng sentimo,” she giddily added.

Kris and Carl roamed the city with Kris’s older brother. The three visited Singapore's landmarks including the Orchard Road, where they stayed at; the Marina Bay; Clark Quay; and China Town.

The most memorable spot for Kris was at the Singapore Flyer where she and Carl waited for her birthday.

RELATIONSHIP STATUS. Carl’s sweet gesture does not change their “exclusively dating” status, said Kris.

“Wag muna. Masaya naman siya kung ano yung status namin ngayon, e.”

Kris has yet to acquiesce to an official boyfriend-girlfriend relationship because she believes that they are fine the way they are at the moment.

She pointed out, “Ayaw ko kasi ng pinagbabawalan ako or parang wala na akong freedom gawin yung mga gusto kong gawin.