MANILA -- After Kapamilya actress Bianca Manalo posted a dramatic photo of her and boyfriend Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian with the Eiffel Tower in the backdrop, talk of her possible engagement with the lawmaker circulated online.
But Gatchalian on Tuesday clarified that the photo was not part of a prenuptial shoot in Paris.
“Hindi pre-nup 'yun. Souvenir photo sa Europe 'yun,” the senator told reporters when asked if he already popped the question in the City of Lights.
Gatchalian said they were still “enjoying the dating process.”
“Wala, hindi pa kami engaged but seriously dating,” he said.
“We’re seriously dating so we’re thinking about these things and we’re praying about it,” he said.
The former Miss Universe bet became more vocal about her relationship with the senator after they marked their first anniversary as a couple in November 2019.
Last Valentine’s Day, Manalo shared a photo of her posing near the Eiffel Tower as she talked about “giving your heart” to a man.
“Give it to a man who shows genuine interest in your passions and supports you in every aspect of your life. Someone who will go the extra mile to make you smile,” she wrote in the photo’s caption.
“Give your heart to a guy who will make you a priority instead of a second option. A guy will follow you anywhere in the world merely because a life without you is unimaginable,” she said.