Toni Gonzaga had no idea her sister Alex Gonzaga was going to get engaged during the latter's trip to Hong Kong in December 2019.
Speaking to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and select members of the press after the Cetaphil event last February 13, Toni revealed Alex's now-fiance Mikee Morada didn't talk to her about the proposal.
In fact, it was Toni's husband Paul Soriano who had a hunch about Alex and Mikee's Hong Kong trip with their parents Bonoy and Pinty Gonzaga.
Toni said, recalling her conversation with Paul: "Si Paul ang nagsabi sa akin na sabi niya, 'Parang medyo weird iyon na nag-Hong Kong si Mikee with your parents.'
"That's very unusual kasi alam niya hindi kami pinapayagan ng mga ganoon.
"So, when he proposed, sabi ni Paul, 'Ah, kaya pala.'"
Alex and Mikee got engaged on December 27, 2019.
The couple announced their engagement on January 16, 2020, Alex's birthday.
Knowing her sister's personality, Toni said she would tell Alex to "not to be yourself."
The ABS-CBN host quipped, "Masyado siyang loka-loka, e!"
But on a serious note, Toni's constant marriage advice to Alex related to the changes that would come with the new chapter.
"Ang payo ko sa kanya is everything changes when you’re a wife, especially when you become a mother.
"It's not about you anymore, it's about the two of you.
"There's no more 'I,' I keep telling her. 'There's no more 'I' in marriage. There's no more 'me.'
"It's all about 'we,' 'us.' You become one with your partner.
"Sabi ko sa kanya, medyo slowly, i-invite mo na iyong, kapag kinasal ka na, it's a union na. You are one."
Does Toni tag along to Alex's wedding planning sessions?
Toni revealed she doesn't.
"Hindi nga niya ako sinasama sa mga meeting kasi alam niya guguluhin ko lahat, e. Medyo O.C. ako, e, medyo controlling ako, e. Hindi niya ako sinasama."
But the sisters did get Alex's wedding dress together in Singapore.