MANILA -- MMA fighter Ali Khatibi and fiance Cristine Reyes revealed that Khatibi's marriage proposal was unplanned, and it just happened at the "spur of the moment."
"I didn't have the ring with me pa nga," Khatibi revealed.
In an interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda," the newly engaged couple said the proposal happened in a hotel while they were hanging out with some friends.
Reyes also admitted that she was overwhelmed by the proposal because she had been waiting for it for a long time.
The couple shared that they both decided to undergo counseling before entering a lifetime commitment.
Khatibi said the turning point of their relationship happened when Reyes was hospitalized for three weeks. While taking care of Reyes, Khatibi realized one thing.
"That's something I wanna do po," he said.
Reyes, on the other hand, admitted that she found the comfort that she had been yearning for in Khatibi.
"And 'yong emptiness sa heart ko, noong dumating siya sa buhay ko, na-fill 'yon,
" she added.
The two, however, did not give details about the date of their wedding. They just said that it will happen within the year.
According to them, their relationship is not totally perfect. However, they see problems as a normal things that they can always resolve.
"We came to an agreement that we won't go to bed and we wont sleep until nag-uusap kami at aayusin namin,
" Khatibi said.
They have a 9-month old baby named Amarah. They also revealed that having a baby was life-changing for both of them.
"Talagang major na nabago ang buhay ko noong dumating si Amarah because I wasn't really prepared. I mean, I wanted to have a baby, pero 'yong andiyan na siya, kailangan mo talagang maging super responsible,
" Reyes recalled.
As for doing sexy roles again, Reyes said that she is no longer comfortable doing such projects. Khatibi, on the other hand, said that it will be okay for him if Reyes chooses to show some skin again.
"It's up to her po," he said.
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