Vin Abrenica said that his longtime girlfriend Sophie Albert is “The One” he wants to marry in the near future.
They first met in TV5's reality show Artista Academy in 2012 and became a couple in 2013.
Speaking to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Vin admitted that he is at the point in his life when he doesn’t think of marriage as a hindrance for him to achieve his personal goals.
"Dati inisip ko I need to have my favorite car, my own house…
"Pero nung nakausap ko si Alwyn, he and his wife Jennica, they're really doing good,” said Vin, referring to his good friend Alwyn Uytingco, who is married to Jennica Garcia for four years now.
Vin continued, "Sabi niya, 'Bro, kung yun ang aabutin mo, magiging busy ka lang. Hanggang sa makakalimutan mo mag-settle down, na ang tanda mo na pala.
"'Puwede mo rin naman abutin iyan ng kayong dalawa, e.'
"Like what’s happening now, 'Magkasama ba kayo? Inaabot niyo bang dalawa yung pangarap niyo?' 'Oo.' 'Ganun lang, simple.' 'Oo nga, ano?'"
Still talking about his thoughts about marriage, Vin added, "So, parang ako, anytime."
PEP.ph had an exclusive interview with Vin when he visited PEP.ph headquarters in Mandaluyong City last September 3 for the promo shoot for his movie Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka.
Vin went on to say that even his dad teases him that he should think about having his own kid soon.
Acknowledging that he is now at an ideal age to be a father, the 27-year-old Vin said, "With my dad, ang layo pa naman ng age gap namin.
"My dad is 60-plus. Gusto ko max na yung ganito yung age ko...
"Hindi naman ako umiiwas. Pag dumating, darating. Wala akong pinipigilan. I’m ready anytime."
SOPHIE AND VIN'S FAMILY
Vin also pointed out that Sophie fits in among his family.
She was there when the Abrenicas went for an out-of-town vacation together with Vin’s elder brother Aljur Abrenica and the latter’s fiancée Kylie Padilla early this month.
Asked about Sophie’s dynamics with his family, Vin replied, “My family loves her!”
Talking about how they have the most fun when they’re all together, Vin added, “Especially now na lumabas yung pamangkin ko, si Alas, iba yung joy na binigay sa amin.
"Akala namin close na kami before. We’re still getting closer.
"Maganda lang na gumagawa yung effort yung family ko.
"My mom and dad, nag-schedule sila ng outing para lang makasama kami."
What does he like best about Sophie?
"Pag kasama ko siya, feeling ko medyo bobo ako.
"I mean, in a good way, yung parang ‘Ang daming alam ng taong ‘to!’
"For this month, she read 10 books already. Parang, wow!
"Nag-uusap kami, ako naman itong si listener, kinukuwento niya sa akin buong book.
"Hindi ako mahilig magbasa, e. May e-book na ako, binabasa ko, ta’s may audio book ako, pinapakinggan ko lang yung nagbabasa.
"Ganun ako katamad!"
Vin, for his part, said that he was the one who influenced Sophie to keep fit and take on various adventures.
"Ako yung sa sports, sa travels. Yung fitness, na-influence ko siya.
"Nakita niyo na ba siya? Grabe na siya ngayon! Naging project ko siya for a long time."
He added that Sophie used to be dependent on him when they do their workout routine together.
“Every 20 seconds, ‘Paano ‘to? Spot mo ako…’ Ngayon may sarili na siyang corner. Kaya na niya sarili niya."