It’s official: Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes are getting married. On August 8, 2014, two days before Marian’s 30th birthday, showbiz boyfriend Dingdong Dantes proposed to Marian Rivera live during the nationwide telecast of The Last Dance on GMA 7.
Watch the full video of the proposal below.
Here is a full text transcript of Dingdong’s proposal to Marian:
Dingdong: Tuwing nagdadasal ako alam mo (inhales deeply), itong isa sa parati kong hinihiling … na sana, sana bigyan nya ako ng isang taong makakasama ko sa … kalokohan, sa … kalungkutan, sa kasiyahan … isang taong makakasama kong mangarap. Isang taong alam kong ibibigay ko ang buong buhay ko sa kanya.
Isang bagay lang na malinaw sa akin … it’s that I wanna spend the rest of my life with you. – Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong: And, right now, wala na akong maihihiling pang iba. There’s nothing else that I want and could ask for … but to settle down and have a family. Yum, sa tagal ng pagsasama natin sa tagal ng … ilang taon nating … lahat, may isang bagay lang na malinaw sa akin … it’s that I wanna spend the rest of my life with you.
I offer you this gift … I offer you myself. My love, today, and all the days of my life. – Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong: Kaya ngayon, saksi ang mga mahal natin sa buhay, gusto kong ipagsigawan sa buong mundo … na ikaw ang sagot sa aking mga dasal. That’s why tonight … (pauses to take out ring) … I offer you this gift (choking and tearing up) on your birthday, something that’s uh, beyong any … material thing or … tangible one … that I offer you myself. My love, today, and all the days of my life.
Dingdong: So please, Marian
(both Marian and Dingdong giggle)
Dingdong: Huy serious ‘to!
Please, Marian, will you be my wife? – Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong: Please, Marian, will you be my wife?
(Marian kisses Dingdong, crowd cheers, Dingdong places ring on Marian’s left ring finger, more kissing)
Marian: I love you
Dingdong: I love you
Dingdong: Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to … I proudly present to you, my fiancee … the birthday girl, in her last dance with me, before we become one. Marian Gracia, the soon to be Marian Gracia Dantes!
Netizens react on social media
Filipinos reacted on social media, using the hashtag #lastDance and #DongYan which resulted topping the worldwide trending chart on Twitter. Reactions vary from approval, to tears of joy, with many feeling kilig (twitterpated) at what they are now calling “proposal of the year”.
#DongYan Hangover! It is such an honor and privilege to have witnessed the Proposal of the Year. Stay inlove!#LastDance
— Abby Encela (@abbyencela) August 9, 2014
Dingdong Dantes Proposes to Marian Rivera on Live TV on her Dance Show | Miss Balita http://t.co/vRa09T4wqj #DongYan #LastDance
— Liv Guides (@rockbleeder) August 9, 2014
As a fan of #DongYan I can’t keep my eyes dry while watching the proposal. I’m really happy for them! #LastDance
— mysty girl (@ATZerriehan) August 9, 2014
NATIONWIDE TRENDING! 1- #LastDance 2 – #DongYan 3 – Marian and Dingdong @GMAMarianShow @gmanetwork @KGFikawna pic.twitter.com/K1ksNtvJ8b
— xam trillo (@iam_xam) August 9, 2014
Waaaa congrats Marian and Dingdong! Kilig! #DongYan #LastDance before getting married. Woooh finally!
— FRANCES ALEXA (@francesalexa) August 9, 2014
Just thinking about the beautiful children that #DongYan will produce to make the world a better place. Le Sigh!! pic.twitter.com/HVhhIxpLSh
— FilipinasInShowbiz (@PinaysInShowbiz) August 9, 2014
Best Proposal EVER!!! #LastDance Congrats to Marian and Dingdong Dantes #DongYan forever
— Marian Rivera (@MarianRiveraFP) August 9, 2014
My eyes are too puffy from crying and no amount of white eyeliner is going to fix it #DongYan #engaged pic.twitter.com/ZAiaHmgJTB
— Dexie Jane (@FeistyMomma) August 9, 2014
What will happen next? When will the “royal wedding” take place? How do you feel about the proposal? Share your thoughts in the comments area below.