In a whirlwind of nostalgia and love, engaged couple Abby Viduya and Jomari Yllana have once again taken center stage, capturing hearts with their recent engagement photos taken in the enchanting streets of Hong Kong. The pair, who seem to have defied the odds, are leaving fans swooning over their heartwarming love story.
Abby took to Facebook to share the thrilling news on August 21, leaving everyone in awe of her sweet surprise. “He proposed and I said ‘Yes.’ This was such a big surprise! I wasn’t expecting this baby,” she exclaimed, sharing a glimpse of her emotional rollercoaster. “I couldn’t stop crying. You make me so happy baby. I love you for eternity,” she gushed, punctuating her post with a heart emoji.
What makes this engagement even more charming is the fact that the couple had already set their wedding plans in motion. But in a twist that only love could orchestrate, Jomari chose to pop the question in Hong Kong, where their love story began an astonishing 30 years ago. Abby, full of excitement, shared, “So excited for our future as husband and wife. You are the sweetest baby…”
Rewind back to August 1 when we caught up with Abby and Jomari at Okada Manila, right before their appearance for the Motorsport Carnivale promotion. Abby’s eyes twinkled with delight as she revealed her favorite movie from her filmography: “Guwapings: The First Adventure .” And just as the memories bubbled up, she glanced at Jomari who was leisurely making coffee beside her. Jomari cheekily interjected with a laugh, “Guwapings Dos , hindi mo… Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!” Their playful exchange was a testament to their enduring bond.
It’s a love story that’s spanned countries and years, and it’s clear their journey has only grown stronger. After six months of long-distance separation, with Abby in Canada and Jomari in the Philippines, the two decided to reunite. Abby reminisced on her choice, saying, “I knew kasi that with him, alam ko kasi I’m happy with him.” The decision to come back home to Jomari became her best life decision, she beamed, revealing the depth of her affection.
As for the challenges, Abby revealed that their approach was to give their love a chance to thrive. “Give it a chance but if it doesn’t work out, no hard feelings,” she explained. Their mature perspective and unshakable bond carried them through tough times, ensuring that even in crisis, they found humor and support in each other.
Fast-forward to this unforgettable engagement moment in Hong Kong. The city holds a special place in their hearts, as it was where their love story began at the tender age of 15. Abby shared, “Sa Hong Kong kasi naging kami nung 15 kami. Yung trip namin ng mga Gwapings. Blowout ni Mother Lily Monteverde sa amin dati. Dito ko siya sinagot sa Hong Kong. Kaya dito siya nag-propose.”
Their tale of enduring love serves as a living embodiment of the phrase, “first love never dies.” Against all odds, they’ve weathered storms and celebrated triumphs, proving that sometimes, love gets even sweeter as it rewinds.
In a world full of celebrity gossip, these two have shown that amidst the glitz and glamour, a genuine connection can outshine even the brightest spotlight. Here’s to Abby and Jomari, the couple who taught us that true love is timeless, and that the heart always remembers where it truly belongs.