Gab Valenciano Proposes To GirlfriendGab Valenciano, the son of Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano and talent manager Angeli Pangalinan-Valenciano, will soon wed his girlfriend of three months, model Tricia Centenera.
He proposed to her on May 8. Their engagement was announced via the Instagram account of their Brazilian friend, Marianna Henud. She posted a photo of the happy couple with Tricia wearing her engagement ring.
She said that it was a beautiful proposal from Gab. "I am so happy for you guys and I wish you a lot of happiness."
The post had received a lot of "likes" and "comments" from Marianna's followers. Ruffa Gutierrez also congratulated the happy couple.
Gab just returned to the Philippines after staying in the United States to finish his degree in Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts at the Full Sail University. He has been very vocal about his desire to marry Tricia very early in their relationship.
In a previous interview, Gab said he thinks Tricia is "the one" since he never saw any of his part girlfriend get close to her mother like Tricia. "I would want her to be the one. I don’t know if I’m going to marry her one day, but this is the first time in a relationship na sobrang close siya sa mommy ko. And she is the one I can say is most alike my mom."
Jericho Rosales, Gab's close friend who recently got married to TV host-fashion blogger Kim Jones, thinks the same. Tricia and Kim are close friends too. Echo told Gab that Tricia might be his "the one."
Gab told Echo back then: "Maybe." Also, Gab said earlier that he wants to settle down in a year and a half.
Coincidentally, Tricia was the one who caught Kim's bouquet when she and Echo were married in an intimate wedding in Boracay last May 1. Gab was even the one who posted the photo of Tricia with the bouquet.
Their love story started in the most conventional way. They were friends for so long, but got closer when Tricia faced a life crisis and Gab became her confidante.
Tricia was based in Manila while Gab was in the US, finishing her studies. They contented themselves by talking through video calls until Tricia decided to travel to Los Angeles.
At that time, Gab was also in LA, so they were able to meet. " And I got to know her and I realized this girl is amazing. And I think now I am emotionally and mentally ready for a real relationship."