Did you know that similar to what happened to his A Soldier’s Heart character Captain Elmer Marasigan, Vin Abrenica’s relationship with his longtime girlfriend, actress Sophie Albert, almost didn’t make it to the end? But because of their genuine love for each other, they were to reconcile and are now taking their road to forever together with their firstborn Avianna Celeste.
As we browse through some of their sweetest moments together in this gallery, let’s also look back on how their romance has fared in the past decade.
Vin and Sophie first crossed paths when they joined a reality talent search on TV in 2012, wherein they both emerged as the grand winners. The following year, they officially became a real-life couple as their acting careers continue to skyrocket. They initially broke up in 2016, citing personal and career-related problems, but eventually reconciled in 2018.
During his Tonight With Boy Abunda interview in June 2016, he explained that their break-up was his and Sophie’s mutual decision. He refused to talk much about it and chose to keep the whole story private. They remained good friends during their split.
In 2018, their followers began seeing photos of them together anew in their respective Instagram accounts. But those were not enough to prove that they’re in a relationship again, until Vin himself finally confirmed that they got reunited in another interview on TWBA. Aside from the confirmation, he also shared what exactly happened between them when they broke up a few years ago.
“That time, we’re having our personal problems including careers. ‘Yong mga nasasabi sa akin ng mga tao na if you’re in a relationship, hindi ka raw kakagatin ng fans… ‘di ka na raw magiging available. So ako, hindi ko alam na all throughout, they’re gonna love you for who you are! Tatanggapin ka nila kung sino ka. Tapos, I realized na I can’t live without her,” Vin said.
As the A Soldier’s Heart actor celebrated his birthday a couple of days prior to that TWBA interview, the King of Talk gave him a surprise birthday greeting letter from Sophie. And as soon as the her finished reading it, Vin burst into tears and expressed his great love for his girlfriend declaring: “Kung mawawala siya sa’kin, tingin ko ‘di na ‘ko mag-aasawa… tatanda ako mag-isa. Tingin ko, I changed a lot because of her.”
In February 2021, the two shared not just one, but three milestones in their relationship. First was that they moved in together after eight years of being a couple, then their engagement that actually happened on December 12, 2020, and their pregnancy. They welcomed their first child Avianna Celeste on March 15, 2021.
The engaged couple then shared in the latter part of 2022 their wedding preparations through some of their vlogs.
We’re rooting for your forever, Vin and Sophie!