MANILA — Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil may not have a wedding date yet — they aren’t even engaged — but already, they appear to have one principal sponsor sure to join them on the special day.
Herbert Bautista as “ninong” to the couple was a running joke Thursday during a press conference for the upcoming series “Make It With You,” ahead of its January 13 premiere.
The former Quezon City mayor and returning actor, who plays Soberano’s father in the teleserye, was seated beside the lead stars during the media launch.
Bautista was talking about prioritizing his family over a political career when he mentioned, in jest, that he had heard “rumors” about Soberano and Gil, before offering to be their “ninong.”
Initially, the couple of five years could only laugh as the joke triggered shrieks from fans who attended the press conference. Later on, however, Soberano herself quipped Bautista would indeed be a principal sponsor once she and Gil get married.
Soberano added, in jest, that her ideal marrying age is “22 and a half,” having just turned 22 in January.
In a huddle with reporters after the press conference, the two eventually gave a serious answer, with Gil saying he is “100% certain, in my heart” that he will end up with Soberano.
Soberano, meanwhile, said she will “no doubt” say yes when Gil proposes to her.