Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica finally broke their silence about pregnancy rumors and their "sudden" engagement early this week.
The newly-engaged couple sat down with PEP.ph for an exclusive interview in the home they share in Quezon City.
First off, Aljur wanted to stress that he was in no way pleased about the social media post of Kylie’s management, Vidanes Celebrity Marketing, announcing their engagement during the height of the pregnancy rumors.
Aljur said, "Sa totoo lang, medyo nabastusan ako sa ginawa nila...
"Kasi, kung kanino man dapat manggaling ang balitang ito, dapat sa aming dalawa ni Kylie, e. Management mo sila, okay, wala akong ano, pero kahit man lang sana pasintabi, abiso sa akin, i-text man lang sana ako na sabihin or kahit ako pa ang tumawag sa kanila, e, para magpaalam man lang, puwede pa sana. Kaso wala, wala ako narinig."
The 26-year-old GMA star then revealed that was already engaged before word came out about her pregnancy:
"Before pa nangyari ang lahat ng ito, before pa nangyari ang rumors tungkol sa pregnancy at pagbabatikos sa aming dalawa, meron nang engagement na nangyari."
It was actually during their Japan trip in November 2016 that he and 23-year-old Kylie first got engaged.
The Encantadia actress spoke of Aljur’s proposal at Tokyo Disney Sea in detail:
"May istatwa kasi dun na Ariel bago ka pumasok sa Disney Sea, 'yung underwater land na Atlantica. Tapos 'yun, ipinapakita ko sa kanya na, ‘Ito si Ariel, favorite ko siya. Dahil sa kanya, gusto ko maging mermaid.' Alam na niya na 'yun. Tapos, habang nagsasalita ako, nakatalikod ako sa kanya, akala ko nakikinig niya, hindi pala. Gusto na niya mag-propose. Kaya nag-post ako na, 'Happiest tears.'"
Right after they got back to Manila from Japan, Aljur and Kylie decided that it was practical to live with each other to see if they were compatible sharing a home. It was during their co-habitation that Aljur proposed to Kylie for a second time—with a homemade engagement ring.
"And then, that’s the time na naramdaman ko ulit na kailangan ko mag-propose ulit. Nag-propose ulit ako sa kanya. Meron akong… meron akong nakitang bakal na may plastic na kulay green, prinipare ko talaga para alam nila, ito siya..."
But Aljur wanted to make the engagement legit by buying her a real engagement ring. By using his savings, Aljur finally proposed to Kylie for the third time with a diamond ring.
It was then that Kylie revealed that she finally felt the rush of being engaged: "I wasn’t thinking about [married] life, ganito, ganyan. Pero nung nakita ko 'to, parang, 'Oh my gosh, ito na nga 'yun! Ito na nga!'"
The couple also finally confirmed that Kylie is three months pregnant.
Aljur said: "Sa pagsasama namin ni Kylie, naramdaman niya na parang nabuntis siya. So, after a couple of weeks, nag-pregnancy test siya, and it’s positive."
"Actually, before the pregnancy test, alam ko na. Kasi very aware ako sa katawan ko," added Kylie.
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