After almost 4 years of being together, Vice Ganda and their long-term partner Ion Perez hope to also tie the knot here in the Philippines, albeit through a symbolic gathering.
In an ABS-CBN interview, the couple stated that they intend to hold a gathering in the company of their closest friends and family in the country, following their commitment ceremony in Las Vegas in October 2021 which Vice revealed through their YouTube vlog last February 13.
It was after Vice’s concert in Las Vegas when the couple mutually considered and agreed on being married.
“Sabi ko sa kaniya, ‘Gusto mo gawin natin dito?’ Sabi niya, ‘Tara,’” Vice said in their statement on ‘It’s Showtime’.
(I told him, ‘Do you want to [get married] here?’ He said ‘Let’s go.’)
“Dinedma ko na ‘yung pangarap ko na bongga ‘yung singsing ko, bongga ‘yung damit ko, wala na akong pakialam. At this point, kahit walang tao, wala na ‘yung mga kaibigan ko. Ang mahalaga na lang, kami. Nandoon siya, nandoon ako. Sabihin na natin ang gusto natin sabihin. It just happened. Ang saya-saya namin, ang ganda ng naranasan namin.”
(I already gave up on the dream that my ring will be grand, that my clothes will be grand, I didn’t care anymore. At this point, even without anyone around, even without my friends. What’s important is, us. He’s there, I’m there. Let’s just say what we want to say. It just happened. We were so happy, what we experienced was beautiful.)
“It is just so liberating to be able to do it for ourselves, to be able to follow what we felt, to be able to do what we thought was right, to be able to not think about other people and what they are going to say,” the comedian added.
Prior to the Las Vegas ceremony, the couple stated they have already been engaged since February 21, 2020. The proposal took place at their home with the help of some of their friends, keeping the occasion private.
The comedian disclosed that they kept that profound moment to themselves to evade being scorned by others, worried of their snide remarks.
Vice publicly announced their relationship with Ion Perez back in October 2019 on noon-time show It’s Showtime.
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