Gab Valenciano and Tricia Centenera engaged; put off wedding plans until next year

Gab Valenciano tells mom Angeli Pangilinan: "Mom, the person I’ll gonna end up with is the person that resembles you in my life." Gab is now engaged to Tricia Centenera (in photo).


Engaged na si Gab Valenciano.

Noong Huwebes ng gabi, May 8, sa isang pribadong okasyon sa bahay ng mga Valenciano ay nag-propose at nag-abot ng engagement ring si Gab sa kanyang Filipino-Spanish girlfriend na si Tricia Centenera.

Agad namang tinanggap ni Tricia ang proposal ni Gab sabay nagyakap nang mahigpit ang dalawa.

Sa Buzz Ng Bayan kahapon, May 11, magkasabay na nag-guest sina Gab at Tricia.

Dito ay nalaman na ginanap ang proposal ni Gab sa mismong graduation party ng kapatid nitong si Kianna Valenciano.

Pero ayon kay Gab, plinano niya talaga ang pagpu-propose ng kasal sa girlfriend.

“Actually, I planned it a couple of months before.

"Ang nakakatuwa pa noon, she came in at sabi niya, ’I think we’re late for the party.’

"Kasi lahat ng tao nakalinya and it was Kianna’s graduation [party], right?

"And she was like, ’I think, we need to get in line,’” masayang kuwento ni Gab.

Sabi naman ni Tricia, “Everyone was standing and the light was dim and there were flowers petal everywhere.

"So, I was like, ’Goodness, we’re late. We have to stand along the line.’

"But Gab was walking and I was, ’Oh, my god, what is happening?’

“And then his friends and my friends were standing and then I knew, I burst into tears.

"And then he said, ’You need to sit in the chair and watch video.’"

Ninerbiyos ba si Gab?

Sagot niya, “She felt it the whole day.

"Parang in the middle of the day, sabi niya, ’Are you nervous? What’s wrong, what’s wrong?’

"And I was like, ’It’s just…’"

May nararamdaman na si Tricia?

Paliwanag nito, “Kasi, he’s leaving on Tuesday, so I kept saying to him, ’You’re really uneasy, you really seem nervous.’

"So I thought it was because he had a few days left to spend with his family, or countdown.

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"And he was always on the phone with his dad, always.

“’Baby, what are you doing?’

"’I’m on the phone with Papa.’

"He was genuinely on the phone with Papa.”

Paliwanag ni Gab, ang ama raw kasi niyang si Gary Valenciano ang in-charge sa logistic, ’tulad ng video.

SHE’S THE ONE. Ipinakita rin ni Tricia ang suot-suot nitong singsing na bigay ni Gab.


Sa parte ni Gab, marami na rin siyang naging karelasyon. Pero sa pagkakataong ito ay nag-propose na siya ng kasal kay Tricia.

Paano ba niya nasabing si Tricia na nga ang “the one?”

Ayon kay Gab, “It started when we we were in States, nasa Denver [Colorado] siya and I was in L.A. [Los Angeles, California].

"You know, we’ve known each other for three years na rin.

"So, sabi ko, "You know, why not you pass by L.A. and let’s hang out.

“This was this January this year and then, she said, ’Yeah, okay, I’ll try.’

"And then the next thing I know, ’Okay, I’ll gonna pass by a couple of days.’

"And it’s not sugarcoating or anything, the moment I saw her, when I was in the car and I picked her up at the airport, I knew I’ll gonna spend the rest of my life with her.”

Patuloy niya, “She was on her phone with her bags and she was texting and I was driving to pick her up in L.A.

"And when I saw her, ’She’s the one!’

"I passed by and sabi ko, ’Excuse me, do you need a ride?’”



HUGE CRUSH. Si Tricia ay may ganoon na rin bang pakiramdam na si Gab na nga?

Tugon niya, “You know what, two and a half years ago, I had such a huge crush on him.

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"Really, really big crush. But then, he started dating somebody else.

"He broke my heart.

“And in September, we were talking quite a lot, in Facebook and on the phone.

"I said to my friend, Kim Jones, I was telling her about the feelings that I developed for him.

"And she said, ’You know, you guys just need to spend time together to know in one day.’

“And in one day, I knew right away.”

Sabi pa ni Tricia, “And her mom has picture of us, after seeing each other for an hour in Tito Gary’s rehearsal, feeling comfortable with each other.

"Like seeing each other for five years.”

BONDING WITH GAB’S MOM. Ano naman ang pakiramdam na gusto siya ng ina ni Gab na si Angeli Pangilinan?

Sabi ni Tricia, “Yes, Tita Angeli and I are alike, kindred spirit.

"We message each other in the morning and we message each other at night.

"We drink wine together.”

Sabi naman ni Gab, “You know, I always tell my mom, ’Mom, the person I’ll gonna end up with is the person that resembles you in my life. Who you are as a person, the power of you as a person.’

"And that’s what I see in her [Tricia].

“I see someone that I can wake up to every day.

"Every morning, I will look at her and tell her how beautiful she is and someone that I know I will be safe with.

"And wherever we are, no matter where we are in the world, as long as she’s there, there will be God.”


Sa ngayon, wala pang eksaktong date kung kailan magaganap ang kasal nila.

Pero ayon kay Gab, “We’re planning sometime next year.”


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