Toni Gonzaga Plans To Marry Director-Boyfriend In 2015Multimedia star Toni Gonzaga has announced plans to tie the knot with long-time boyfriend Paul Soriano in 2015. The actress hopes the plans would push through two years from now. The couple has maintained their romantic relationship for more than five years now. Gonzaga has always been open about their status, especially because she knows that their relationship has the blessings of her parents.
Soriano is an indie movie director. His last directorial assignment was the critically acclaimed ‘Thelma.’ It starred Maja Salvador, who bagged her first best actress award from Gawad Urian for her convincing portrayal of a local lady athlete. Soraino is currently filming anther indie motion picture, ‘Sunset.’
According to Gonzaga, she and her director boyfriend has discussed about plans to tie the knot for many times now. They have agreed to take a little more time for them to settle down and take the relationship to a higher level. Gonzaga added that another factor they considered to hold the wedding a little longer is her decision to go back to school.
The actress is currently taking up Multimedia Arts program in the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). Some observers point out the irony that Gonzaga has the title of Multimedia Star, which somehow matches the course she is enrolled in. She is proud to be an ‘Iskolar ng Bayan.’ Gonzaga also disclosed that she is about to take her mid-term exams in the coming weeks.
UPOU offers programs that are facilitated and completed online. However, its students can take the option to drop by the campus in UP Diliman if they need to have consultations with their facilitators/professors. All exams and activities are done through the Internet. The modules and textbooks are brought from UPOU.
The open university is becoming a popular option for many celebrities who prefer to resume their studies. Aside from Gonzaga, some other stars who are currently enrolled in UPOU include Sharon Cuneta and Sarah Geronimo.
Gonzaga revealed that she has been aiming to go back to school for quite some time now. However, she disclosed that her hectic showbiz schedule has prevented her from pursuing studies in the past several years.
She was in college when she started her showbiz career more than 10 years ago. Gonzaga said she decided to stop going to school to concentrate on her job. After many years, it has become impossible for her to return to her studies in her former university. Thus, she has decided to let go and to start anew.
Gonzaga is currently co-hosting ‘The Buzz’ with Boy Abunda every Sunday afternoon. She is also set to host the upcoming new show ‘The Voice of the Philippines,’ which will be aired at ABS-CBN in June or July. Aside from several endorsements, she is also set to do some film commitments in the coming months.