2020 was definitely a downer of a year, but these celebrity couples…~found love in a hopeless place~. Yup, I just said that, LOL. Still, they made us feel the kilig and heart-fluttering romance that we might have forgotten in the past year. Here, we have eight Pinoy showbiz couples who got engaged in 2020!
1. Alex Gonzaga and Mikee Morada
While on vacation in Hong Kong, Mikee Morada proposed to Alex Gonzaga on her 32nd birthday on January 16. The couple had plans to get married in October, but they, along with Alex's parents, tested positive for COVID-19.
2. Antoinette Jadaone and Dan Villegas
In late February, filmmakers Antoinette Jadaone and Dan Villegas got engaged while attending the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany. Funny story: direk Tonet almost lost her ring while they were in Rome, but she luckily found it mixed in her clothes.
3. Rocco Nacino and Melissa Gohing
Rocco Nacino and athlete Melissa Gohing had a sunset engagement on November 20 at Hinulugang Taktak, Antipolo City, in Rizal. During the proposal, their friends played Melissa's favorite Christian song on the saxophone and guitar.
4. Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano
On December 12, Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano announced their engagement via a series of photos taken in Amanpulo. In a vlog, the longtime couple revealed that they got engaged two months prior to the shoot.
5. Andi Eigenmann and Philmar Alipayo
In a vlog released on December 20, ~Happy Islanders~ Andi Eigenmann and Philmar Alipayo revealed that they were engaged and showed the exact moment Philmar popped the question to Andi. They're expecting their second child together, a boy, in January 2021.
6. Morissette Amon and Dave Lamar
On December 21, singers Morissette Amon and Dave Lamar announced that they were engaged. The two had a rooftop engagement and have been longtime friends since competing in The Voice Of The Philippines back in 2013.
7. Glaiza De Castro and David Rainey
On Christmas Eve, Glaiza De Castro got the surprise of her life when her Irish boyfriend, David Rainey, asked her to be his wife. The proposal happened "in freezing cold weather" while they were on vacation in Ireland. Read their sweet engagement story here.
8. Patrick Sugui and Aeriel Garcia
On December 28, actor and former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Patrick Sugui proposed to his girlfriend, social media influencer Aeriel Garcia. Patrick announced the happy news on Instagram and wrote: "12.28.20. I'll love you forever, that's all I'll do...[ring emoji]"