KZ Tandingan revealed that had TJ Monterde not asked for her hand in marriage, she would have done the proposal instead.
This also explains why the lovebirds were both seen wearing a ring in some of their engagement photos.
The couple got engaged last December 30, after TJ popped the “Will you be my wife?” question to KZ during his birthday.
In an interview in Tonight With Boy Abunda, the Asia’s Soul Supreme shared that she had earlier planned out how she would be one to kneel down in front of her longtime boyfriend if he hadn’t pushed through with his plan.
KZ accidentally got wind of the proposal from her father who unintentionally told her what he and TJ talked about which was supposed to be confidential.
“June last year nagpaalam siya sa parents ko. So nung nagpaalam siya sa Daddy ko, siguro nawala sa utak ng daddy ko na it was supposed to be a secret,” KZ shared in TWBA.
“So nung nagliligpit ako nung gamit ko, ganyan ganyan. Nagkukwento lang si Daddy, ‘Nag-usap pala kami ni TJ kahapon parang may binanggit siyang parang propose propose,’” she added.
According to TJ, he had set in KZ’s mind that they would settle down in five years’ time. So, she felt that he already had a plan.
But KZ also had a Plan B if ever TJ would postpone asking for her hand in marriage.
“Nakipagkuntsaba din ako sa iba naming friends na maghanap ng ring for him. ‘Di ko alam na mag-po-propose siya sa birthday niya. Pero binitbit ko na yung singsing, just in case.”
KZ had no idea he would propose on his birthday so she brought the ring with her.
TJ felt that his birthday was the right time to ask KZ to marry him because they were surrounded by their loved ones.
“Important sa amin yung families eh so sa birthday ko sakto andun yung family ko, family niya inivite ko rin. Sabi ko ito na yun, this is the best moment. Didn’t feel na birthday… it was just proposal day,” he said.
The soon-to-be bride will be breaking away from the norms. Instead of a bridal gown, she is planning to wear a suit on her wedding day with the approval of her fiancé.
“And whatever hair she likes,” TJ added.
KZ is thankful for her first and longtime boyfriend, saying: “I waited 23 long years for this guy and I’m thankful na God didn’t allow me to go through a lot of heartbreaks bago ko nahanap si TJ. So you are worth the wait.”
The newly engaged couple is looking forward to their special day that will take place this year in “somewhere cold and outdoor”.