MANILA (UPDATED) - TV host Maine Mendoza and actor-politician Arjo Atayde are engaged to wed after nearly four years as a couple, they announced on Friday.
Mendoza, 27, revealed their engagement by sharing selfies with Atayde on Instagram, with her engagement ring on display. “Wait, whaaaat??? We’re engaged?!” she wrote in the caption, with a mind-blown emoji.
Another photo, where Mendoza’s hand is seen playfully squeezing Atayde’s face, shows the details of the large diamond ring.
Atayde, 31, shared similar snaps of the wedding proposal, in their background a set-up field of white flowers. A lit arch with the words, “Will you marry me,” is seen as the centerpiece.
“My turn, I will marry you cutie,” Atayde wrote with a date indicating the proposal happened on July 28, Thursday.
A separate set of photos from Atayde’s sister, actress Ria Atayde, provided an overlooking view of the sea, with fireworks lighting up the sky to celebrate. She called her brother, “Mister Grand Gestures.”
Mendoza and Atayde’s first went public with their relationship in March 2019. They celebrated their third anniversary as a couple December 2021.
Over the years, the two became increasingly open about their romance, with photos indicating they have formed close ties, too, with each other’s family members.
Most recently, Atayde joined the Mendozas in May during the wedding of Maine’s sister Coleen to her now-husband Mike Cruz.