Love, love, love! Congratulations, soon-to-be Sarmientos!
Kris Aquino surprised everyone on October 24, 2021 with her Instagram post announcing her engagement to politician and former DILG Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento. Like most of her posts, it is accompanied with a long caption she created herself and she explains that following her older brother former President Benigno Aquino III's passing, "Sure ako, ayaw nya talagang iwanan si “bunso” na walang magbabantay at magaalaga na siguradong pinagkakatiwalaan nya."
She continues, "Somehow i believe there really was a matchmaker in heaven who must be smiling now- i can almost hear his voice telling me, “kristina, tama na, respect the fact na gusto ni Mel ng tahimik na buhay.” And finally, “bunso”has learned to obey."
Kris goes on to thank Mel, "To my best friend and the man i said yes to spending the rest of my life with, thank you for as bimb said loving me for me, with no agenda, and for being just an overall good and patient man. It’s unreal how much more calm & peaceful i feel now that you’re here."
She did not share any more details of how the proposal happened, just a video montage of various flower arrangements–perhaps all from Mel–and a quick video of the couple attempting to announce their engagement. She says at the end of her post, "We agreed, what’s personal shall remain private so hanggang dito lang ang pwede kong ma share."
But true to her style, she ends her announcement with a meaty sentence: "...as much as i am proud to be an Aquino, looking forward na kong maging Sarmiento."
Are we going to see a Sarmiento-Aquino nuptials before the year ends? Or perhaps closer to the bride-to-be's birthday, February? Will it be grand or private? One can only guess! And we can't wait to see what Kris and Mel will share with us!
Congratulations, Kris and Mel! Love, love, love only!