Yael Yuzon and Karylle. File Photo
MANILA – Contrary to how other personalities do it, Spongecola lead vocalist Yael Yuzon said he proposed to Karylle in a very simple but meaningful way.
In an interview with The Philippine Star entertainment writer Ricky Lo, Yuzon said the proposal happened inside his car while he and Karylle were on the road.
“I wanted to do it differently. Feeling ko kasi, Kaye would expect me to do a grand gesture kasi marami na akong nagawang grand gestures over the years. So if I did a grand gesture, it would be predictable so I decided to do a small one,” he said.
Saying she is not really fond of surprises, Karylle said Yuzon gave her some hints prior to the proposal.
“Actually, I had a feeling. I don’t take surprises well, so he kind of gave me some clues para I would be mentally prepared. [Ayaw ko sa surprises kasi feeling ko] nag-lie,” she explained.
To cap the proposal, Yuzon said he asked for Karylle’s hand in marriage from the latter’s parents, veteran singer Zsa Zsa Padilla and Dr. Modesto Tatlonghari.
“Kaye’s mom and dad were there at Kaye’s house. Iza (Calzado) was also there, so were my sister and her boyfriend, and of course, my parents,” he said. “We were all hanging out in the living room. Everything was so casual, so easy.”
With only less than a month before they tie the knot, Karylle shares how fortunate she feels to have found Yuzon.
“You know, when I first met him, I was not super-happy. I had bouts of sadness, parang may mga ala-alang bumabalik. Being an actress, I have my dramatic moments. But when we really got together, people were telling me, ‘You’re happy, you’re blooming!’ I never got so many compliments in my life. So I thought, ‘Wow, it really shows!’” she said.
Making sure that he’s willing to spend the rest of his life with her, Karylle said: “[Before I said yes], I tested him many times. I asked him over and over again kung talagang sure na siya — you know, pang-forever. He passed the tests.”
Yuzon and Karylle have been together for three years now. The two are set to wed next month.