MANILA—Finally, Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez have announced their engagement in their respective Instagram stories on Sunday as Carla shared photos of her engagement ring.
In the caption, Carla wrote, “A million times, YES!”
For his part, Tom quoted Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda: “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this…”
Renowned wedding photographer Pat Dy shared photos from their intimate engagement shoot describing it so intimate and so real.
Tom was clad in a plain collared polo shirt while Carla in a white long-sleeves top.
In one of Pat’s caption, he wrote, “Don’t they just look good together?” He followed it with “Congratulations Carla and Tom!”
Nice Print Photography also shared photos from the couple’s actual engagement and revealed the two have been engaged since October 2020. The engagement was attended by family.
People have long been waiting on and asking the couple for their marriage plans. In one interview last Tuesday, Tom was asked what he was waiting for before popping the question.
“We never know,” he answered mysteriously. “When we’re ready — people might know and you never know if it’s already happened or not.”
‘We’re ready, we’re at that stage, we’ve talked about it a lot.”
Tom also said that he can say that Carla is “definitely the one.”
Asked when did Carla make him cry, Tom said, “It was just October 18 it’s like a look that she gave me that my heart swell,” he said. “It’s just seeing her with our dogs and with her family, it just felt so overwhelming and I couldn’t even understand why it was happening since we’ve been together for over six years.
“But I just looked at her and there was a light, ray, just right at her framing her with her just interacting with her family and her dogs filled with my heart with so much love for her.”
Carla shared that having been locked down together since this pandemic began, they experienced their fair share of arguments which strengthened their relationship.
In March 2020, Carla was asked when their wedding would be and the Kapuso actress candidly pointed to Tom and said, “ito tanungin niyo.”
Carla and Tom have been together for over six years. Tom was a former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate.
The two were immediately congratulated by their celebrity friends including Heart Evangelista, Erich Gonzales, Rayver Cruz, Jodi Sta. Maria, Solenn Heussaff and many others. (ECD/MTVN)