First she was surprised and then she cried when her boyfriend of three years Nico Bolzico proposed to her last December 11.
Solenn Heussaff was glowing when she showed off her engagement ring for the first time to GMA-7 and PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the VIP screening of Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2.
The GMA-7 actress exclaimed during the interview, "Akala ko next year or two years pa."
(View photos: Solenn Heussaff shows her engagement ring)
She narrated that the "very casual" proposal on December 11 took place at the house of her parents.
"We're very simple. Hindi ako ma-flash mob...
"Naka jeans lang ako na pambahay. Galing ako ng 15-hour flight…
" She then related how Nico turned what would have been another routine day in their lives into something special.
"Pag wala si Nico, usually nasa bahay ako ng parents ko. Akala ko nasa Bacolod siya.
"From the airport, straight ako sa bahay ng parents ko. Then biglaan..."
She said with a smile: "Hindi ko alam kung nag 'yes' ako.
"I just said, 'Holy sh__t!' I don't think I said yes."
Did she cry during the proposal? She did, "Parang namatay na ang singlehood ko."
Solenn intoned how amazed she was that her Argentinian boyfriend was able to keep his plan a secret from her for so long.
"Hindi ko siya nahuli, usually kasi bad siya na mag-keep ng secret."
She described her boyfriend Nico as "super traditional" that he first asked the permission of her parents to marry their daughter before proposing to her.
"Super traditional ang parents niya. Ang parents niya, Catholic, like my mom. Pumunta siya sa bahay ko..."
NOT SOON. The actress-TV host said she wants a "quiet" wedding, "You will know 'pag out na ang pictures. Gusto ko private."
She further revealed her preference to hold it in a church outside the Philippines.
"Destination wedding, and I will make it sure it is very far," quipped the 29-year-old actress.
Have they started planning for the wedding?
"Not yet. Parang super lazy ako. Naging comfortable na ko sa buhay namin so no plans yet."
And the wedding date?
"Not soon," she stressed. "Definitely not."
ON HAVING KIDS. For Solenn, nothing much has changed since she got engaged to Nico.
"Since kami three years naka live in, ang nag-iba lang ang singsing.
"Lahat ng bills, hati-hati. Very practical."
Does she believe in marriage?
"Oo, ang parents ko, 35 years married.
"I believe in marriage, but I believe that it's hard work."
Aware that there are people who reject the idea of cohabitation among unmarried couple, Solenn commented, "We are in a Catholic country and people have different ways of doing things.
"And yung sa amin hindi raw masyadong magandang tingnan kasi we're living in for three years.
"But for me, mas makikilala ko ang tao at mas magiging long-lasting ang relationship."
When asked if Solenn is ready to have kids, she answered, "I super want, pero by [age] 31, in two years' [time]."