"I said, 'Yes! Why'd you take so long?'"
That was Dionne Monsanto's reaction to her non-showbiz boyfriend Ryan Stalder when he popped the question while the pair was in Switzerland. The actress and Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemate broke the news on Instagram together with a cute photo of her and Ryan hugging it out in matching white robes.
Dionne revealed that she and Ryan have known each other since 2007 during her PBB days after fellow housemate Mickey Perz introduced them. The pair, however, only started dating in 2018, eleven years after their initial meeting!
"Ryan and I have known each other since my PBB season in 2007. Yet we only started dating in 2018—(after) 11 years of knowing each other. Grateful that we were friends first and that we've seen each other grow. There's no foundation better than friendship. Grateful that the universe gave me the kindest man ever."
"Here's to forever + 49 years, my love," the actress wrote on Instagram.
Ryan is a businessman based in Switzerland who also has a resort and restaurant in the tourist favorite Siargao Island. Dionne decided to fly to Europe to join him this year after admitting that they had to make adjustments with their long-distance relationship because of the restrictions of the pandemic.
Congratulations to these lovebirds!
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