Are Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera secretly engaged? This is the question on everybody's mind after Dingdong opened up about the possibility of an engagement to his longtime love in an article published on gmanetwork.com. Though he kept mum on specific plans, he admitted that Marian is the woman he wants to settle down with and that being married to her is something he is looking forward to.
As of now, there is still no confirmation whether this rumor is true, but we did a little digging to find clues to prove that they could already be engaged—as well as clues to prove that they aren't.
You be the judge.
Signs That They ARE Engaged
1. Dingdong admitted that he wants to settle down with Marian.
"If you ask me about specific plans, wala pa. Sabihin na lang natin na sino ba’ng hindi gustong mag-settle down, especially [with] someone like her? It’s something that I look forward to one of these days, sa tamang panahon. It’s something that I should work for. It’s something that I should earn also." - Dingdong (PEP.ph)
2. Dingdong knows that Marian is "the one."
"Pero ako, tingin ko naman, the fact that we’re together now for so many years, e, talagang ikaw na! Pero siyempre, depende rin sa konteksto kung ano ang ibig mong sabihin. But ako, I’m very hopeful naman sa lahat ng bagay. I’m very positive naman." -Dingdong (PEP.ph)
3. They are a mature couple and they don't fight over petty things.
"Dong is very open-minded. When he sees I'm mad, hindi na niya ako pinapatulan...Ma-pasensya din siya kaya nagtatagal kami. Ako pag nasabi ko na ang problema ko, okay na. We've never fought na hindi naayos nang within the day. Pag naririnig na ang term na sorry, suko kana, tupi ka na, nakikipag ayos na eh. May mga girls na sobrang taas ng pride na bahala ka sa buhay mo. Okay lang 'yun minsan, pero dapat mag-meet kayo halfway. Di pwedeng lagi kang nakatayo, kailangan mo din mag-bend. Di naman ako magbe-bend kung 'di worth it si Dingdong." -Marian (Cosmo.ph)
Marian on Dong's cheating rumors: "Hanggang walang pruweba at sabi-sabi lang, dedma!"(Cosmo.ph)
4. They talk about marriage.
"Siyempre, imposible namang hindi namin napag-uusapan. Imposible namang hindi ko alam ang mga thoughts niya about it. We talk about it [in] a very general point of view, but really nothing about details. Siguro, I just want to leave it at that first, para kahit paano, may excitement pa rin." -Dingdong (PEP.ph)
5. Marian isn't afraid to show how in love they are on Instagram.
"Full of love" (@therealmarian)
"Being happy with you is one of the reasons i celebrate the beauty of life, most especially on this day. #blessed" (@therealmarian)
"At the end of the day... You will value what is real.#Gratitude" (@therealmarian)
"You always give me a reason to fall in love with you over and over again. #DongYan"
6. They are great with kids, which means they will probably be awesome parents.
Signs that they AREN'T Engaged (Yet)
1. Dingdong acknowledges that Marian still has many other commitments she needs to focus on other than their relationship.
"May effort ako to assure her. Pero she’s also in a position na maraming commitments, hindi lang sa isang tao, hindi lang sa sarili niya. She has endorsements. Maraming tao ang umaasa sa kanya sa ibang bagay, which hindi pa siya ina-allow to engage in such long-term commitments. Marami rin kailangan i-weigh. Lalo na sa stature niya ngayon, lalo siyang nagiging busy. She’s so in demand. Ito ang mga bagay na kailangang i-savor. You have to make the most out of it.” -Dingdong (PEP.ph)
2. Marian also admitted that she still has other dreams she wants to pursue first before settling down and starting a family.
"Gusto ko mag-culinary rin. Gusto ko maging chef. Siyempre pag nag-asawa ako, nabuntis ako, nagkaanak ako, paano ko magagawa 'yon? So, gusto ko muna i-try ang mga bagay-bagay. Hindi ko naman sinasabi na, ‘Ay, siguro mga 10 years pa." (PEP.ph)
3. Marian said she and Dong will make the announcement themselves when the time comes.
"So, palagi ko sinasabi na maga-announce naman ako if ever. At hindi ko ililihim ‘yan. Nagkaroon ng Dong-Yan dahil sa mga taong nagmamahal sa amin, especially dito sa showbiz. Hindi namin ipagdadamot ‘yan sa kanila. At ia-announce namin 'yon." (PEP.ph)
So what do you think, CGs? Sound off by commenting below!