MANILA —Kapuso actors Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado confirmed this Friday, October 29 in the evening that they are getting married.
Dennis shared his simple but “heartfelt” marriage proposal to Jennylyn, which was actually held on October 8 at Jen’s house.
“Siyempre, gusto ko di masyadong magarbo. Sa panahon ngayon dapat maging praktikal.
“Ginawa ko yung pinakasimple, pero at the same time, heartfelt,” Dennis said in a joint interview with Jennylyn on 24 Oras of GMA-7.
Jennylyn often stays in the bedroom but Dennis asked her to go down to the dining area at the first floor and pretended they would have a video shoot.
Jennylyn said, “Wala akong ka-idea kasi di ako masyado bumababa ng first floor ng bahay. Pero nung time na yun, sinabi sa akin ni Dennis na kailangan ko daw bumaba dahil may isu-shoot daw kami na future message sa aming future selves.
“Nagkaroon ako ng kutob kasi seryoso siya magsalita, tapos seryoso niya akong kinakausap. Tapos lumuhod, tapos nagulat na ako bumukas yung pinto.”
Jennylyn is nine weeks pregnant
Following the announcement of their engagement, Dennis and Jennylyn revealed that they are having a baby..
Dennis stated, “Nangyari yung proposal dito lang sa bahay dahil maraming factors na naging dahilan kaya dito na lang ginawa.
“Unang-una, mahirap lumabas ngayon, tapos sa kondisyon ni Jen ngayon. Hindi na masyado makalabas ng bahay kasi medyo maselan ang pinagdadaanan…”
The couple happily confirmed that Jennylyn is pregnant
“Positive ako!” the Kapuso actress laughed. According to Dennis, Jennylyn is nine months pregnant.
They learned that Jen is conceiving during the taping of GMA-7 prime-time series Love. Die.Repeat where she is paired with Xian Lim.
“Ito, nangyari two months ago. Dun ko na-feel na medyo iba ako, e. Medyo emotional ako. Medyo iba yung pakiramdam ko,” Jennylyn explained.
The couple is so happy because they have wanted for so long to have a baby. “Sa tamang oras, pagkakataon, na ready ka na siguro, saka ibibigay sa ‘yo,” Jennylyn said.
The are hoping they will have a baby girl because they already have sons—Alex Jazz who is Jen’s son with Patrick Garcia, and Calix who is Dennis’ son with his former girlfriend Carlene Aguilar.
The story about Dennis’ proposal to Jennylyn was aired on YouTube. Dennis prepared a heartfelt message which made Jennylyn cry. You could feel the Dennis’ sincerity in his voice and his seriousness as he delivered every word to his girlfriend.
Dennis opened: “Ito yung araw sa buhay natin na magbabago na talaga… Gusto ko lang mag-thank you kasi pinili mo ako na samahan sa journey na ito.”
Jennylyn quipped, “Siyempre naman.”
Dennis continued, “Inisiip mo siguro kung bakit ngayon lang nangyari. Hindi pa kasi ako ready noon. Pero siniguro ko muna talaga kapag nangyari iyon, ito na yung best version ko.
“Gusto ko mag-thank you sa ‘yo kasi tinulungan mo ako na maging ganun. Akala ko dati okay na ako, pero ang dami ko pa lang improvements, sobra.”
At this point, both Dennis and Jennylyn shed tears. The actor’s lines were only disrupted when Jennylyn asked for tissue.
As he came back, Dennis expressed how he appreciates the love given by Jennylyn.
“Salamat talaga at dumating ka ulit sa buhay ko,” the actor said. “Hindi ko alam kung makakahanap pa ako ng pagmamahal na katulad ng binigay mo sa akin kasi talagang sagad, e, at ramdam na ramdam ko yun.
“Ikaw lang ang gusto kong makasama. Ikaw at yung bagong addition sa pamilya natin. Isa yun sa mga pangarap ko.”
The proposal to Jennylyn
As Dennis knelt in front of Jennylyn, the sliding door opened and showed balloons set-up of the word “MARRY ME?” for his proposal.
As Dennis placed the ring on Jennylyn’s finger, they were in their joyful mood while Dennis was still talking and Jennylyn suddenly blurted out, “Hindi pa ako sumasagot…”
That’s when Dennis asked “Will you marry me? Pakakasalan mo ba ako?”
Jennylyn laughed and was quick to reply “Oo naman!” Dennis was obviously carried away having fulfilled his proposal to Jennylyn. It could be surmised it was his happiest moment. The couple sealed their engagement with a tight embrace and a kiss, uhh, kisses.(ECD/MTVN)