KZ, TJ Monterde ask Martin Nievera to be their ninong live on TV


Posted at Jan 08 2020 12:24 PM

MANILA – KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde asked their mentor Martin Nievera to be one of their godparents in their forthcoming wedding.

On Wednesday, the two were at a loss for words when Nievera appeared on “Magandang Buhay” to surprise them.

While they are very close to the veteran singer, Monterde and Tandingan said they did not expect him to go out of his way just to be with them on the morning show.

During the interview, it was revealed that Tandingan and Monterde were supposed to pay Nievera a visit last Sunday.

When asked what for, a visibly shy Tandingan whispered something to Nievera that brought a huge smile on his face.

Hosts Karla Estrada, Melai Cantiveros and Dimples Romana then urged Tandingan to share what she just told Nievera. 

Turning red, Tandingan faced Nievera and said: “Puwede ka po ba namin maging ninong?”

“I would be honored,” Nievera responded.

Apparently, it was through Nievera that Monterde and Tandingan first met.

“Si Sir Martin talaga 'yung isa sa mga tao na sobrang ino-honor namin ang mga sinasabi niya. He always means well. Kapag may mga nagagawa kaming dapat i-correct, sinasabi niya talaga. Kahit hindi kami nagkikita, magme-message iyan or tatawag iyan. Kapag alam niyang may pinagdadaanan kami, he always finds a way to encourage you and to remind you of your worth,” Tandingan explained.

“'Yung kasal namin, ayaw namin ng showbiz. Pero nung nagde-decide kami kung sino 'yung gusto namin na nandoon, pareho namin naisip si Sir Martin,” she added.

Nievera, for his part, shared a heartwarming advice for the two before they embark on a new chapter of their lives.

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“It’s not the wedding. It’s the marriage. You really have to take care of the marriage. And take care of your careers. Kailangan ikaw ang number one fan niya, and ikaw ang number one fan niya,” he said.

Monterde proposed to Tandingan during his birthday celebration last December 30.

They have been in a relationship for five years before their engagement.