Kris Bernal had the biggest surprise of her life when her boyfriend of three years, Perry Choi, finally popped the question on February 6, Thursday.
The Kapuso actress had planned a surprise birthday bash for her non-showbiz boyfriend only to be the one who ended up most suprised of all.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press got an up-close look at Kris' engagement ring on Thursday, February 13, at the opening of her Korean barbecue grill business called House of Gogi.
Kris proudly wore her emerald-cut diamond ring with tapered baguette side diamond set on a platinum band.
In an interview after the restaurant's opening ceremony, Perry told the press that he bought the ring months before he proposed to Kris.
The businessman said, "Uhm, di ko na maalala e... Matagal na, matagal na... Oo, last year."
Asked how he picked the design of the engagement ring, Perry answered, "Iyan yung gusto niya e, Emerald cut."
Kris laughingly added, "Ah! Gusto ko pala! Ano ba iyan!"
Turning a bit more serious, Kris confirmed, "Di, sabi ko talaga gusto ko emerald cut."
The 30-year-old Kapuso talent said she didn't know how much the ring had cost Perry.
Looking at it closely, PEP.ph estimates a ring of that size would be at least PHP500,000.
Asked if she sensed something was afoot while preparing for Perry's birthday bash.
Kris told PEP.ph, "Medyo naramdaman ko nung araw na yun, kasi surprise party ko yun for him.
"Nasabi ko sa... NicePrint, isang videographer lang, isang photographer lang.
"'Tapos sabi ko doon sa stylist ko, backdrop lang pero nagtataka ako, bakit ang laki-laki noong ginagawa nila.
"Ang ganda na nung styling, hanggang bubong meron na.
"'Tapos yung pinadala ni NicePrint, tigda-dalawang videographer, dalawang photographer. So may ganun akong feeling."
"Ayun, so parang naramdaman ko na. But then at the end of the day, wala pala siyang kausap sa mga yun, talagang ako lang yung kausap.
"Di rin alam ni NicePrint at saka ni Party Bitz & Pieces, na binonggahan talaga rin nila."
Kris admitted that she didn't say yes immediately since she wanted to consult with her mother first.
She recalled, "Nung time na nag-propose siya, di ako agad sumagot, kasi nanay ko hinahanap ko.
"Wala kasi yung mom ko nun, parang nag-alaga siya ng mga apo. So, di ako makapag-decide.
"Kasi lahat talaga ng decisions ko, buong buhay ko, nanay ko talaga lahat ang... Alam mo yun, naka-depend ako sa kanya.
"Parang, nung time na yun, hinihingi ko yung approval niya."
But then, Perry was already one step ahead of her—he had asked her parents' approval first before asking Kris to marry him.
Kris recalled, "Sabi niya, nag paalam na daw siya, parang two weeks ahead ba?"
Perry clarified, "A month or two months ahead."
Kris continued, "A month ahead. Pumunta pala siya sa mommy ko. Wow."
Perry confirmed he and Kris have been talking about settling down.
The 35-year-old entrepreneur quipped, "Sabi ko nga ikaw [Kris] na mag-propose kasi di ako marunong e."
Kris, however, clarified that they are yet to talk about having a family after their wedding.
She said, "Oo, napapag-usapan naman na. Oo. Pero hindi pa yung family. Wala pa sa ganun."
Kris and Perry have been dating since 2017. She met Perry in 2016, who was a supplier for her previous burger business called Meat Kris.