MANILA – Renowned architect Conrad Onglao surprised his girlfriend Zsa Zsa Padilla on “ASAP” on Sunday after the veteran singer did a production number in celebration of her birthday.
Padilla, who will be turning a year older on Wednesday, just finished performing her own rendition of Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World” when Onglao suddenly went on stage and gave her a bouquet of flowers.
Obviously at a loss for words, Padilla asked the “ASAP” staff, “How did you guys do this? Conrad Onglao is a very private person!”
Padilla was then asked by co-host Nikki Gil if Onglao is the reason why she is smiling again.
The Philippines’ Divine Diva answered: “Yes, that is true. He brought back the smile.”
Co-host Gary Valenciano then asked if walking down the aisle is anywhere in sight for the couple.
“Paano ba? Ako ba ang magpo-propose?” Padilla quipped while laughing.
Meanwhile, Onglao said he wishes his new partner “all the love and happiness that she rightfully deserves.”
In a previous interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Thelma Sioson San Juan, the couple revealed it was Sharon Cuneta who played cupid for them earlier this year.
Onglao said he was asked by the veteran actress if she could set him up with her friend, who she did not identify at first.
Cuneta asked the same thing to Padilla, who also agreed saying she’s already tired of mourning. Padilla’s long-time partner, Philippine Comedy King Dolphy, died almost two years ago.
The two then met up for a “blind date” which was followed by many more meetings and, eventually, a relationship.
Prior to Padilla, Onglao was married to interior designer Ivy Almario, with whom he has two sons. They were divorced in the United States and obtained a legal separation and church annulment here in the Philippines.