For the first time, Rachelle Ann Go’s American fiancé Martin Spies opened up about meeting the Broadway star in New York.
He disclosed this in the proposal video produced by Filterpan Studio and Taavi Films, published on Vimeo last Sept 21.
Addressing Rachelle Anne by her nickname Shin, Martin recalled that it was a common friend who introduced them to each other during a church service earlier this year.
At the time, Rachelle Ann was in New York for the tour of Miss Saigon, where she was cast as the bar girl Gigi Van Trahn.
Martin narrated, “When I first saw her, I thought she was really beautiful.
“I never really liked googled her or looked her up or anything like that.
“I just thought she’s great at what she does.
“I don’t really know much about it yet.”
It was in April this year when Rachelle Ann first posted on Instagram a photo of Martin and some friends who accompanied the singer-actress in visiting tourist spots in New York.
A few months later, she also post her date nights with Martin, fueling speculations among her Instagram followers that the two are already an item.
Then on August 23, she confirmed that they were already a couple.
In her IG post, she wrote that she found a man who "puts God first and prays for/with you."
She announced her engagement to Martin last September 8.
RACHELLE ANN'S ENDEARING TRAITS. In the short span of time that they've known each other, Martin noted that Rachelle has all the qualities that he’s looking for in a woman.
He said, “Seeing her heart, seeing how she loves God, seeing the things that are important to her.
“She loves family. So, she has a kind heart.
“Getting to know her and seeing that."
He continued, “For me, what’s important is how we’re gonna glorify God as a couple. How we are gonna be used by Him.
“That’s a very important thing to me and I saw all of that in her.
“Once I saw that, I knew that I was gonna go for her.
“I didn’t need to see anything else.
“So, I just started pursuing her, visiting here.”
The 30-year-old New Yorker added that it took five weeks of planning for him to set up his surprise proposal in Boracay.
Based on the video of his proposal, Rachelle Ann was completely taken by surprise when Martin went down on his knee and popped the question to her by the beach.
The singer-actress was seen shedding tears when she finally said “yes.”
Laughing, Rachelle Ann was also heard asking Martin, “When?”
Much later, the singer-actress related that she just told Martin to refrain from discussing “future plans” the day before they got engaged.
She confessed, “I was thinking, I was hoping, ‘Lord, when is he proposing?’
“Because we were talking about planning the wedding and all that stuff—future, next year…
“I feel so weird. And I dunno, maybe I was like trying to hint, ‘Come on, propose now.”
MESSAGE. At the end of the video, Martin gave a touching message for Rachelle Ann.
He said, “Mahal ko, I just wanna tell you that I love you.
“You know I wanna spend the rest of my life with you.
“I wanna serve you and take care of you.
“I’m excited for our life together.
“I know we’ve talked about the future. And I think God has set it up perfectly.
“His timing is perfect. I think this is the right time.”
According to his Linkedin profile, Martin is based in New York and currently works as the general manager for an American luxury fitness club called Equinox.
Rachelle Ann, on the other hand, is currently based in London where she is headlining the West End production of Hamilton.