Are Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin tying the knot soon?
At the 25th anniversary event of Swatch, the couple started ribbing each other when PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked if they’ll be joining the engagement bandwagon.
Angel quipped, “Kasi ine-expect niya, ako yung magpro-propose sa kanya. So pini-pressure niya ako!”
Luis added, “Naghihintay lang ako. Yun lang.”
Kidding aside, Angel admitted that it’s definitely something they look forward to in the future.
“Well, napag-uusapan namin pero hindi pa naman seryosong usap talaga.
“Siguro ‘pag masaya naman kayo sa isang relationship napag-uusapan niyo talaga na, ‘O, ‘pag mag-asawa na tayo ganyan ganyan.’
"So kasama talaga siya.”
Luis further shared that his mom Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto has been very vocal about wanting to see him married with kids.
“Apo ang pressure ni Mommy, every time!
"Sabi ko, ‘Si Ryan [younger half-brother of Luis] na muna.’ Kay Ryan na muna humingi.
“Pero every single time, si Mommy, si Tito Ralph [Recto], pini-pressure ako.
“Kasi, for example, yung isang kaibigan ko dala yung anak niya dun sa party ni Mommy. ‘O anak, o!’
"Tinuturo yung bata. ‘Pahingi ng apo na!’
Meanwhile, PEP witnessed Angel’s easy camaraderie with Senator Ralph and Ryan during the wake of Governor Vi’s aide Aida Fandialan.
For her part, Angel is grateful that Luis’s family has been supportive of their relationship.
“Bilang girlfriend napakasuwerte ko. Halos lahat naman siguro ng babae gusto nila na okay sila ng magulang [ng boyfriend].
“Napakasuwerte ko dahil napakabait sa akin ni Gov, ni Tito Ralph, at pati si Tito Edu [Manzano] napakabait din.
“Ang suwerte-suwerte ko lang talaga kung gaano kabait sa akin ng pamilya ni Luis talaga at ang dami 'kong natututunan sa kanila,” Angel stated.
LOVELIER THE SECOND TIME. Since they rekindled their romantic relationship early this year, things have been smooth sailing so far.
Angel averred, "Mabait naman ito, e. After namin na maghiwalay 'tapos nagkabalikan kami, mas okay lahat. As in okay lahat."
Luis threw in, “Sabi nga namin, yung second chapter ng relationship namin is a whole new Luis, a whole new Angel na nagkabalikan.
"It’s not necessarily a continuation nung huli naming [relationship]. It’s a whole new love story.”
Angel revealed one factor that used to cause their LQs (lovers' quarrel).
“Kailangan din naming mag-mature and ma-realize na ibaba yung pride. Ako kasi si Miss Pride talaga ako,” she admitted.
To this, Luis laughingly exclaimed, “Amen!”
Angel retorted, “Hoy ma-pride ka rin!”
The Kapamilya actress explained to PEP, “Pareho kaming Taurus, e. So ma-pride, stubborn, ‘yan kami kapag pinagsama.
“So, ngayon, kailangan ng apat na taon para ma-realize lahat nang yun. So ngayon, mas okay lahat talaga.”
Any advice to other couples who have broken up and gotten back together?
From Luis, “Mahirap, kasi pagdating sa couples hindi naman puwede kung anong formula namin, yun ang formula nila.
“Kumbaga, reassess how important the other person is in your life.
"Kapag nakita mo kung gaano kaimportante sa ‘yo, everything will fall into place.”
In all appearances, Luis and Angel are ready to take their relationship to the next level. In the meantime, they just want to enjoy themselves and travel together.
Their most recent trip was a two-week vacation in the States to visit Angel’s long-time friend who had just given birth to a healthy baby girl.
Luis declared, “Travel pa, kahit sa Philippines lang. Basta relax lang.”
Asked about their next travel destination, Luis replied, “Travel pa. Kahit sa Philippines lang. Basta relax lang.”