Toni Gonzaga denies engagement rumors

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Monday, February 3, 2014

TELEVISION host Toni Gonzaga shot down rumors that she is already engaged to her boyfriend of seven years, director-producer Paul Soriano.

During the press conference of her latest Star Cinema movie "Starting Over Again" held over the weekend, Toni said she went to the United States during the later part of December to bond with her family.

She was accompanied by her younger sister Alex in New York and Paul came much later. The "Home Sweetie Home" actress added that her boyfriend stayed with her for three days before he flew to Los Angeles.


"Promise hindi dahil sa tinatago or what. Hindi talaga... wala. Nagkataon lang siguro and inakala nila na andoon si Paul and nakasunod siya kahit papaano. Pero hindi naka kami nag trip na kami lang," she said.

Toni said she doesn't want to give tentative date or year when they will settle down. She believes that everything will just fall into place in God's perfect time.

"We'll see. Ayoko na magbigay ng time table, ng time limit. There are things na really worth the wait. Everything naman is in God's time," she added.

It was also mentioned to the actress that her parents seem to approve the idea of her settling down with Paul in the not-so-distant future.

Toni said she's happy that Paul has good relationship with her parents, but when it comes to getting married, she said, her mother Pinty hasn’t mentioned anything yet.

"Ang mommy at daddy naman, they're always ready kung sakaling darating na yun sa moment ng buhay ng mga anak nila. Magandang marinig yun sa mga magulang mo. Gusto naman natin na sana ganun yung mga reaksyon sa mga taong importante lang sa buhay natin," she said. "Hindi ko alam (kung nagka-usap na sila). Hindi pa na-kwento ni Paul or ng mommy ko."

Meanwhile, the Kapamilya actress was also asked of her boyfriend's reaction when "Transit" failed to be included in the final list of films for competition in the 86th Academy Awards.

Toni said Paul, who is the producer of the flick, called him as soon as the Oscars released the shortlisted movies and he remained optimistic amid the exclusion.

"Hindi marunong ma-depress si Paul, in fairness sa taong yun. Paul is the most positive person I know."

"Sabi niya, 'that's okay'. Hindi naman kasi siya lumaki sa luho. He's not the kind of person who always gets what he want. He always have to work hard for it and 'It means I need to work harder more,' sabi niya. Very positive parin siya."

Even when it comes to her career, especially now that she's working with Piolo Pascual for the first time since they've done the soft drink commercial more than a decade ago, Paul's support is unwavering.

"(Sasabihin niya) Oh, really. It means something good is coming along'. Lagi siyang ganun and yun ang ina-admire ko kasi hindi siya nag de-dwell sa negative."

"He always thinks that everything happens for a reason and everything will work for the best. Maybe it was just not the right time."

Toni also believes that their constant support to each other, whether on their respective careers or personal life, is one big factor in the success of their relationship.

"When someone is important to you and you're in a long-term relationship, you will support the person in any endeavor or field na gusto niyang tahakin. Normal na yun sa amin, sa isa't isa," she ended. (Sunnex)


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