WATCH: Liza, Enrique react to Herbert Bautista’s offer to be ‘ninong’ at their wedding

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 10 2020 08:59 PM

WATCH: Liza, Enrique react to Herbert Bautista’s offer to be ‘ninong’ at their wedding 1
Former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista jokingly offers to be a principal sponsor once Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano get married. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

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.”

WATCH: Liza, Enrique react to Herbert Bautista’s offer to be ‘ninong’ at their wedding 2
Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano laugh as Herbert Bautista jokes he has heard of their plans to get married soon. Also in photo is ‘Make It With You’ director Richard Arellano. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

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.

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