How Gab Valenciano proposed to girlfriend

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 12 2014 10:47 AM | Updated as of Oct 12 2016 12:09 PM

MANILA – Gab Valenciano on Sunday shared how he asked for the hand of his fiancée, Tricia Centenera, in marriage.

Speaking on “Buzz ng Bayan” where he appeared with Centenera, Valenciano said he popped in the big question during the graduation party of his sister, Keana, last Thursday.

“I planned it a couple of months ago. Everybody knew except her. Nakakatawa pa nga she came in tapos sabi niya ‘I think we are late for the party.’ She was like ‘I think we have to get in line,’” he said.

Centenera said she did not expect it because all she had in mind was that they were attending Keana’s party.

“Everyone was standing with roses, the lights were dimmed and there were flower petals everywhere. There were 50 people standing there with roses. I was like ‘Oh goodness we are so late.’ I grabbed a rose and stand along the line. But Gab was walking me and I was just thinking to myself, what is happening? And then I saw his friends, my best friend, all standing at the end, I burst out into tears,” she said.

Saying Valenciano was fidgety the whole day, Centenera said, “Kasi he’s leaving on Tuesday. I kept saying, ‘You’re really uneasy. You seem really nervous. Are you okay?’ I just thought it was because the days he’s spending with his family are starting to countdown. He was always on the phone with his dad.”

Valenciano said he met Centenera three years ago on the set of the ABS-CBN Sunday variety show "ASAP." However, they only became closer three years later.

Asked how he felt that Centenera was already the person he wants to spend the rest of his life with, Valenciano said: “It started when we were in the States, nasa Denver siya and I was in LA. I told her ‘Why don’t you just pass by LA and let’s hang out?’ This was in January. And then she said ‘I’ll try.’ And the next thing I know ‘Okay, I’ll pass by LA for a couple of days.’ The moment I saw her, when I picked her up in the airport, I knew I was going to spend the rest of my life with her.”

While no definite date has been set yet, Valenciano said they are planning to tie the knot in February next year.