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Kristine Hermosa recalls walking out on Oyo Sotto’s marriage proposal

"Sabi ko, 'Lord, bakit ganito? Hindi naman kami ah. Bakit siya nagpo-propose?’"

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2/3/2022 in News
Kristine Hermosa recalls walking out on Oyo Sotto’s marriage proposal

When Oyo Sotto asked for Kristine Hermosa's hand in marriage back in 2009, the moment wasn’t as smooth sailing as you’d think. In fact, Kristine admittedly fled from the scene!

In an interview with Toni Gonzaga on February 1, Kristine and Oyo revealed that they jumped into marriage straight from having a “no labels” kind of relationship.

Oyo explained, “Wala sa ‘kin 'yung kasal nung mga time na 'yun eh, basta gusto ko steady lang ako. Walang label eh, kung tutuusin para kang 'free guy’ ‘di ba? Convenient sobra kasi lagi ko siyang nakakasama, lagi ko siyang kausap pero walang commitment. Hindi ko siya kailangan ipakilala na girlfriend ko.”

He began mulling over the idea of proposing to Kristine after his pastor asked about his intentions towards the actress: "Naalala ko kasi before nun, kinakausap ako nung pastor namin na 'Oyo, siya ‘yung lagi mong kasamang babae. Ano bang gusto mong mangyari?' Sabi ko hindi ko rin talaga alam. Sabi niya kasi ‘Kung wala kang plans, 'wag mo nang ituloy. Sasaktan mo lang ‘yung babae. Sasaktan mo lang din ‘yung sarili mo.’”

At the time, Oyo wanted to focus on work and acting in more projects. But as life would have it, the actor suddenly had an epiphany about his relationship with Kristine.

“One day it hit me. Basta isang araw nagising ako, malapit nang mag-birthday niya (Kristine) nun, parang may bumulong sa ‘kin ‘Mag-propose ka na.’ So parang, sige, sabi ko magpo-propose na ako,” he recalled.

Interestingly enough, he already had an engagement ring made by that time: “Nung time na ‘yun, nagpapagawa na ako ng engagement ring niya. So may engagement ring na, dala-dala ko nung nag-Bible study kami pero hindi pa ako talaga sure kung ibibigay ko na. Basta dala ko lang para kasing ‘pag iniisip ko, pwede naman akong hindi mag-propose. Gift ko lang sa kanya."

Oyo decided to pop the question during one of their Bible study meetings on the day of Kristine’s birthday.

“Walang idea ‘yung mga pinsan kong nandun. Walang idea si Pastor Robert na nandun, na bigla ko palang maiisipan na mag-propose. Talagang it was very unplanned, very raw talaga eh,” he shared.

After informing their friends and his cousins of his plans, Oyo began his proposal speech. Meanwhile, Kristine remained completely clueless until Oyo got down on one knee.

"Tumakbo ako. Natakot ako. Kinabahan talaga ako," the actress recalled.

She shared, “Nagtago ako sa likod ng bahay ni Danica (Sotto). Nagdasal ako. Sabi ko, 'Lord, bakit ganito? Hindi naman kami ah. Bakit siya nagpo-propose?’ Sabi ko, ‘God, this is urgent.’”

It took around five to ten minutes for Kristine to compose herself, and when she did, she gave Oyo a resounding "Sige, yes!"

Last January 12, the couple marked their 11th wedding anniversary. They have five kids: Kristian Daniel, Kaleb Hanns, Marvic Valentin, Ondrea Bliss, and Vittorio Isaac.

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