Love is in the air for Arci Muñoz and her Chinese boyfriend, Anthony Ng, who welcomed the new year with a sweet kiss.
Last night, January 3, the 28-year-old Kapamilya actress posted on Instagram pictures showing her blooming romance with Anthony whom she calls her very own "oppa."
The Korean term "oppa" is used as a sign of respect by a girl referring to a man older than her by a few years.
In her Instagram caption, Arci wrote that she considers Anthony her "best friend" and "my love."
Her sweet statement was: "A tiptoe for a kiss
"Finally I found my bliss
"My best friend, my love
"The best is yet to be... to 2018!!!"
She also showed some of the photos taken from their recent trip to New York.
FRIENDS TURNED LOVERS. In today's episode of ABS-CBN's morning talk show Magandang Buhay, Arci opened up about how she and Anthony were first introduced to each other by a common friend three years ago.
Arci said she treated Anthony like her "tropa," as there were times when they would go out with their group of friends.
She also recalled how he became a source of comfort when her dad passed away in February 2016.
"Noong time na nire-revive ang dad ko sa ospital, kami lang dalawa ng mom ko.
"Ang galing, bigla siyang nandoon. Pinuntahan niya ako.
"'Tapos sabi niya, 'Gusto mo ba mag-rosary tayo?' 'Tapos nag-rosary kami.
"After naming mag-rosary, pagbalik namin sa room ni Papa, nire-revive na siya.
"'Tapos tinanong niya sa akin, 'Ano pinray mo?' Sabi ko, 'Lord, bahala ka na.'
"'So, ayun, narinig ka na Niya,' kasi nag-let go na raw ako."
THE "EXEMPTION." It was on PEP.ph's (Philippine Entertainment Portal) July 2017 report when Arci first confirmed her relationship with Anthony, saying he is an "exemption" among her suitors months after her breakup with singer Badi del Rosario.
She partly said, "Ayoko na nga munang magpaligaw, kaya lang, exempted siya.
"Sobrang okay na tao, okay yung family… grabe, parang di na ako makakahanap ng ganun."
Arci's last relationship was with Badi, son of Brunei Prince Jefri Bolkiah and lead singer of OPM rock band Mr. Bones and The Boneyard Circus.
The two broke up in December 2016.
Anthony, on the other hand, had been in a relationship with Kapamilya actress Erich Gonzales for four years until they broke up in 2015.