Meet Justin Pitt, the man who swept Cristalle Belo off her feet

(L) Justin Pitt wrote in the caption: "A taste of things to come. My beautiful fiance @cristallebelo closing the show at Unveil 2016 Wedding fair for #VeluzBride."

(R) Justine and Cristalle's recent trip to U.K.


Yes, there's that man who's bound to sweep you off your feet.

And if you meet him at the right time and right place, even the 1,175.3 miles that separate you won't matter.

Cristalle Belo Henares was 31 when she met the love of her life through common friends Frank Briones and Glen Finlayson.

The arrangement was he would look after her when she makes a stopover in Abu Dhabi, where he was then managing Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, from Paris to Manila.

Thy were both hesitant, at first.

But the few times they chatted online plus the reassurance of their common friends had made them feel more comfortable about the idea of meeting each other.

When that life-changing day finally came, the daughter of Atom Henares and Vicki Belo gushed, "He swept me off my feet."

They also learned the things they have in common: love for adventure and animals.

It wasn't long before they made Skype call a very important part of their daily routine.

Then they traveled together—from Australia to Bangkok to China to Macau to Paris to London to Dubai to Hong Kong.

In December 2014, he was assigned to manage Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa in Cambodia.

He and Cristalle would then take turns visiting each other.

After one year of dating, Cristalle announced their engagement on August 30, 2015.

Meet Justin Pitt, the future husband of Cristalle.

1. Nope, he's not related to Brad Pitt.

He was born in Adelaide, Australia to an Aussie mom and a British dad.

He is now 38.

2. He was supposed to be one of the Storm Troopers since the Star Wars cast and crew stayed at Qasr Al Sarab when they shot scenes in Abu Dhabi.

It was his childhood dream. He went to the gym everyday for four weeks to prepare for the role. 

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"And then we met," he told Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Two weeks later, Cristalle wanted him to meet her family in Manila.

“What was I to do? If I delayed, someone else might whisk her away.

"I was working and I had very limited free time, so it was either I meet her family or be a Storm Trooper."

3. He loves big bikes.

4. His proposal was one for for the books.

He did it in Maldives, with some help from Cristalle's brother, filmmaker Quark Henares, and other family members.

It was inspired by the Amazing Race, with each challenge accompanied by a video message from the people close to them, and took three months to put together.

The finale took place at a moonlit island, where Justin proposed with a 3.1-carat solitaire diamond ring from jeweler Stephen Lloyd,

5. He used to introduce her as "partner," which annoyed her.

It was only after the proposal when she learned the reason why he had been calling her that.

Justin knew his relationship was for the long haul, and has always thought marriage as a partnership.

These days, he calls her "wifey."

The two will tie the knot in September 2016 in Italy, his most favorite place in the world.


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