Filmmakers Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone are now engaged!

Creators of hit hugot films That Thing Called Tadhana, Never Not Love You and Alone/Together, Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone are now engaged.

The 35-year-old director shared a piece she wrote back in 2019 on how she knew Dan was the person she wanted to share the rest of her life with. 

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They say that there’s a particular moment when you just know you want to spend the rest of your life with a person, that s/he’s The One. Maybe the moment he drove seven hours to your house so he can bring you to the airport without getting soaked in the rain. Or the moment you spent a quiet moment on the beach until the sun rose. Or the moment he cancelled all his meetings to be with you at the hospital. I didn’t have any of those moments. Yet I knew, Dan was it. There was just this peaceful feeling that envelope me whenever I am with him. We don’t fight about the pettiest things anymore – and if you know us, we can fight like three-year-olds fighting over the last piece of candy. I feel safe, I feel protected. There’s an assurance that my secrets and dreams and failures found a sanctuary in him, I don’t ever have to worry. I found a teammate in him – letting me do things on my own but also knows when to help or call me out. It’s just that air of overwhelming love but never suffocating. It embraces me enough for me to feel I am never alone but not too tight that it makes me lose myself. That was when I knew. It wasn’t one moment. It was one moment after another, one feeling after another, that maybe didn’t matter individually but became so strong when they all piled up. It was a maybe that simple question that asked – Do you want to keep this feeling for a long time? When I said yes, that’s when I knew. (Written on June 9, 2019)

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“They say that there’s a particular moment when you just know you want to spend the rest of your life with a person, that s/he’s The One,” she shared on Instagram.

She continued on to enumerate different moments that could be one’s deciding factor in choosing The One. “I didn’t have any of those moments. Yet I knew Dan was it,” she said. 

“I found a teammate in him – letting me do things on my own but also know when to call me out. It’s just that air of overwhelming love but never suffocating,” Antoinette shared. 

For his part, Dan shared a photo of his fiancée happily showing off her engagement ring. 

“Probably the best portrait I ever shot.”

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Probably the best portrait I ever shot.

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Antoinette and Dan worked on their first film together in 2013, Star Cinema’s Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo. Dan was the film’s director of photography, while Tonette was the script continuity supervisor. 

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