Carlo Aquino was immediately smitten by girlfriend Trina Candaza when they first met and he isn’t shy to admit that he went out of his way to get close to her.
The actor did an interview for the vlog of his “La Vida Lena” co-star Erich Gonzales and talked about what happened when he spotted Trina as a model at a car show.
“Siyempre may mga models, may mga babae. Tapos nakita ko siya. Tapos sabi ko, ‘Ang ganda ng mata mo.’ Siya lang ‘yung napansin ko talaga. Tapos nagpa-picture ako sa kanya,” he shared.
Trina never left his mind since then and Carlo did what he had to do: he looked her up online.
“After a few weeks, hinanap ko siya sa Facebook. Actually, kilala ko ‘yung sister niya. So hinanap ko siya doon sa Facebook ng [sister niya]. Nag-stalk pa ‘ko. Kinuha ko ‘yung number niya, nilabas ko siya, nag-Greenhills, tapos nagdire-diretso na,” he said.
But then, at that time, Carlo was also being linked to his ex Angelica Panganiban, whom he also had just starred in the film “Exes Baggage” with.
He hinted this caused an issue in his relationship with Trina, but didn’t go into detail. “Tumigil, tapos nagkagulo, kung anu-ano nang nangyari... Ayaw ko nang maging detalyado doon. Tapos ‘yun, nagkita ulit kami. Nag-pursue ako, kasi hindi ko siya makalimutan. After 9-10 months naging kami.”
In September 2020, Carlo and Trina welcomed their first child, Enola Mithi, and Carlo said he's never been the same man.
“Sobrang humaba ‘yung pasensiya ko. Nag-iba,” he told Erich. “‘Yung inspirasyon... kasi ever since talaga gusto ko na magka-baby. Mahilig talaga ako sa bata. Tapos sinasabi ng mga pinsan ko, ng mga kaibigan ko, ‘Subukan mo kasi mahirap.’ Tapos nung na-experience ko, oo, mahirap. Mahirap na hindi mahirap. Basta kapag makikita mo ‘yung anak mo, parang buo ka.”
Right now, he said all he wants is nothing but happiness for his beautiful little family. “‘Yun lang naman, eh. ‘Yun lang naman ang ultimate goal ‘di ba. As of now masaya naman kami.”
Watch his interview here:
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