Angel Locsin and Neil Arce granted everyone's wish and finally told their epic friends-to-lovers love story.
In their latest vlog uploaded last October 16, the couple recalled how they overcame the "friendzone" phase by going through awkward stages of dating. But perhaps their real secret is continuing to treat each other as friends even though they are much, much more than that now (spoiler alert: they're engaged.)
It's communication, they said, that makes their relationship magic: talking about the hard stuff like marriage and having kids.
"Hindi porket kilala niyo na ang isa't isa [bilang magkaibigan] eh alam niyo na ang nasa isip ng ibang tao," Angel said.
Originally, Neil had no plans to get married nor to have more children.
"Parang kami, of course may anak na si Neil and alam ko na ayaw niyang ikasal. So alam ko 'yun noong magkaibigan kami; ayaw niyang ikasal, ayaw na niyang magkaanak ulit. So kinausap ko siya na parang nirerespeto ko 'yung desisyon mo kung ano ang gusto mo sa buhay. Alam mo 'yan bago pa ako pumasok sa ganitong situation. Pero papaano naman ako kung gusto ko magkaanak, gusto ko magka-asawa? Kailangan mo rin respetuhin 'yung desisyon ko," Angel shared.
"So pinag-usapan namin kung papaano, kung ano 'yung magwowork para sa aming dalawa," she added.
Neil also believes that honesty is the key to transitioning from a friendship to a romance.
He said, "Kung paano niyo pinag-uusapan dati as magkaibigan ang mga bagay, ganoon pa rin dapat. Walang magbabago, honest pa rin dapat. Para hindi kayo mag-away."
Watch their full vlog here:
Last September, Angel and Neil revealed in an interview with Metro.Style that they will be moving their supposed November 2020 wedding to 2021 due to the pandemic.
According to the couple, they will have to re-plan the entire event to prioritize the safety of their guests.
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