'But Javi's a guy!' How Tim Yap's mom initially reacted to engagement


Posted at Mar 02 2018 05:37 PM | Updated as of Oct 24 2018 07:01 PM


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MANILA – Host Tim Yap admitted that his mother was surprised when he proposed to events director Javi Martinez last year.

Yap and Martinez, now his husband, were interviewed by Karen Davila on ANC’s “Headstart” on Friday.

“But Javi’s a guy!” Yap said, quoting his mother. “And she goes, ‘you don’t want to be with women?’”

“I said, ‘I tried that before but it's not for me. And at this age and stage of my life, this is what I want. I hope you’re happy for me because I’m happy.’”


In the end, his mother supported his decision. 

“But I didn’t know she cried three days after [I told her about the proposal],” the host said in jest.

Yap and Martinez tied the knot in New York last January.

The two opted to have a low-key wedding which involved four other people – the officiant, the events manager of Peninsula New York, and two witnesses including Broadway star Lea Salonga.