Engaged? Kris Aquino Says She’s Looking Forward To Be A Sarmiento
Actress-host Kris Aquino called former interior secretary Mel Sarmiento her best friend in an Instagram post on Sunday and “the man I said ‘yes’ to spending the rest of my life with.”
“Queen of All Media” Kris Aquino, dropped hints on Sunday, Oct. 24, that she and former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento are getting married soon.
A 55-second video posted on Aquino Instagram showed her and Sarmiento teasing each other about what the former DILG chief should tell her followers.
Aquino wrote a lengthy caption for the video where she meaningfully implied her engagement to Sarmiento.
Aquino said she and Sarmiento discussed what to tell the public about their relationship since her boyfriend prefers a quiet life.
The 50-year-old actress-host Aquino thanked her only brother – the late former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III – for being a matchmaker in heaven as she and Sarmiento reconnected when he passed away on June 24.
“T[hank you], you must have known how broken I’d be to lose you, so you made sure there was someone who not only helped wipe away my tears, he’s made it possible for me to smile and laugh again,” she wrote, referring to her brother.
Aquino said she and Sarmiento “agreed” that “what’s personal shall remain private” so she could not share any more details about the new chapter in their lives. “ Except I guess to say as much as I am proud to be an Aquino, looking forward na (akong) maging Sarmiento (I am looking forward to be a Sarmiento).”
Aquino thanked Sarmiento for “loving me as me” as her son Bimby described it, “with no agenda” and for being “an overall good and patient man.”
“It’s unreal how much more calm (and) peaceful (I) feel now that you’re here,” she said.
The television host even called Sarmiento, 59, as her best friend and “the man I said ‘yes’ to spending the rest of my life with.”
Aquino added she was sure that her brother didn’t want really want to leave his youngest sibling without someone he surely trusts to watch over her and take care of her.
“It’s been exactly (four) months since we so unexpectedly lost our brother. Sure ako, ayaw niya (Noynoy) talagang iwanan si ‘bunso’ na walang magbabantay at mag-aalaga na siguradong pinagkakatiwalaan,” Aquino said.
Aquino noted that Sarmiento came into her life when she was not expecting it, and that everyone was right in saying that things will happen “in God’s perfect time.”
Aside from flowers, two ring boxes were shown at the end of the video that Aquino posted.
Last Aug. 11, Aquino penned a short but sweet birthday greeting for her “special” someone.
While she did not mention his name, Sarmiento could not help but answer a basher who criticized Aquino for talking about the former DILG chief.
“Thank you for coming into my life. Happy birthday! [I] thought long and hard whether to upload this because I know what kind of speculation I’ll be starting,” she said.
Aquino added the unnamed person really did come when her grief was unbearable and ‘he continues to give me unselfish support and comfort.”
Aquino stressed “he’s been around for all my ups and downs, health woes, and tears - plus (B)imb likes him… (M)ost of all he makes me feel taken care of, secure, and (safe)."
“So he is deserving of this birthday greeting that all of you are now seeing… [because] for me he is #special."
Sarmiento was the secretary of the DILG from 2015 to 2016 under the administration of Aquino’s brother.
He also served as the representative of first district of Samar from 2010 to 2015 and as secretary general of the Liberal Party.