Daniel Matsunaga on proposing to Erich Gonzales: “It will come soon.”

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Daniel Matsunaga during his launch as the new endorser of Great Taste White Coffee. Together with him is Mr. Lance Gokongwei, president and chief executive officer of Universal Robina Corporation.

Daniel Matsunaga is currently happy with his life, and won’t trade it for anything else.

“I just love it. Everything that is happening now,” beamed this Brazilian-Japanese model-turned-actor in a recent interview.

Daniel was launched as the new face of Great Taste White Coffee, held at the Grand Ballroom of Crowne Plaza, Ortigas, last July 21, Tuesday.

On latest endorsement, he remarked, “I’m a lover also of coffee. Coffee is good for you to stay awake and also be healthy."

The grand winner of the Pinoy Big Brother All-In Edition resumed, “Sobrang saya, sobrang blessed ako ngayon. God has been really great.

“Everything is happening at the same time.

"The thing that I can do the most is really pray and thank the Lord because without Him, I’m nothing, I’m nobody.”

With a thriving showbiz career and a blooming love life (yup, we're referring to Erich Gonzales), what else could he ask for?

“I’m very happy with everything I have today. I’m very blessed. Whatever I have today is enough, but God knows everything.

"He’s the one giving me everything, all my blessings, all my jobs come from Him.

"Walang kulang. I’m a very healthy person [and] wealthy, not in terms of material goods.”

HAPPY WITH ERICH. The topic segued to his reel team-up with the Kapamilya actress that led to a real-life romance, which he officially admitted in June.

Initially, they were just appearing as guest co-hosts on the morning talk show Kris TV, where the show’s host, Kris Aquino, started teasing them and paired them up.


This spawned the Erich-Daniel love team, which was also seen on the now-defunct primetime teleserye Two Wives.

He said about Erich, “She is a big blessing in my life. I was waiting for three years to have a relationship like this.

“Thank God. Finally, it happened.

“I’m very happy, super-duper happy. Just enjoying life, enjoying work."

Earlier this month, the couple posted on Instagram some photos of their trip to France.

Daniel related, “Super nice. We really enjoyed. Bitin siya pero super saya.

“We got to see so many places, we even to got to go up to Eiffel Tower, we got to go around and [to] Amsterdam also.

“In seven days, we got to go to countries and visit around, so nag-enjoy kami sobra.”

He also mentioned that he and Erich will soon star in another teleserye and a movie together is not far behind.

FUTURE PLANS. Just listening to Daniel, he really seemed to be having the best time of his life.

Asked if he intends to stay in the Philippines for good, he quickly replied, “That’s my plan,” followed by a hearty and content laugh.

“Let’s see. Only God knows the future pero that’s my plan."

Daniel also revealed that he officially became an official resident of the Philippines last December.

“My plan is really stay here forever and have a family and do my own business and everything here.”

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) threw in: when is he going to propose to Erich?


His quick but evasive answer, “Siguro that’s personal, it will come soon…God knows everything.”





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