We could really see the glow on Ara Mina’s face when she talked about her recent engagement to fiancé Dave Almarinez during “Magandang Buhay” last Tuesday, January 19.
The actress shared that she didn’t expect the proposal at all. She said that right before it happened she was actually on the makeup chair watching her recent “Magandang Buhay” guesting, where she even discussed the idea of settling down.
“Hindi talaga [in-expect], kasi nung nagpapa-blower ako ay nanonood pa ako ng episode natin,” she told hosts Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal, and Melai Cantiveros.
A few moments later Dave pulled her to a spot and pointed out a huge sign to ask her the “big question.”
“Nung pinakita niya ‘yung ‘Will you marry me?’ parang nakalutang ako, kasi ‘pag nanonood lang ako ng proposal videos, naiiyak ako,” said Ara. “Grabe luha ko. Pero iba ang feeling ‘pag nandito ka, parang, ‘Huh? Is this happening?’”
In 2020, Ara had a hunch that she will be getting married this year. But she never knew it was going to manifest this soon. “May feeling ako last year, tapos ‘yung mga ibang kakilala ko parang nararamdaman na nila na parang, ‘2021, ikakasal ka.’”
Ara is currently locked in on the set of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” and revealed that she and Dave will decide on the important details of their wedding once she’s done with her scenes on the show.
She also spilled that Dave said the sweetest thing about her to their coordinator. “Pina-prioritize niya talaga ako. Ang sabi niya sa coordinator, ‘I want to give her her dream wedding.’”
But, of course, since we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, Ara is choosing not to go with the grandest of weddings. All she wants to make sure of is that all her loved ones are there.
“‘Di naman tayo sobrang makakapag-bongga dahil sa pandemic, ‘di natin alam kung hanggang kailan ‘to. Susunod naman tayo sa protocols. Pero I want na nandun lahat ng friends ko, lahat ng nagmamahal sa’kin, lahat ng naka-witness ng journey ko,” said Ara.
Ara and Dave announced their relationship last November. She has a daughter named Amanda Gabrielle with ex Patrick Meneses.
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Ara Mina engaged to Dave Almarinez
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