Truly, love indeed wins! For Jervi Li, famous as the hilarious Kaladkaren for his spot-on impersonation of ABS-CBN’s award-winning broadcast journalist Karen Davila, this life event seems too good to be true.
Her boyfriend of eight years, Luke Wrightson, has popped the question, and she could only not hold back her tears in a tweet on Wednesday, September 9.
"OMG!!! After 8 years, we are ENGAGED! HUHUHUHU Na-add to cart ko na... in my life," she said.
In an accompanying video on their YouTube channel, the couple shared their immediate plans ahead of their altar date, with Luke revealing that his family knows about their engagement. They also revealed how the proposal went. Luke, who had long planned to propose to Jervi, kept the engagement ring in a heap of cleaning supplies. Yet on Wednesday night by the house balcony, after they ate their dinner, Luke noticed Jervi browsing at something on her tablet. She said she saw an engagement ring she wished Luke could give her if he proposed.
Sensing that perfect moment, Luke bent down on one knee, and asked her hand in marriage.
In the video, Jervi said: “Dati noong bata ako, akala ko wala nang taong magmamahal sa akin dahil bakla ako, transgender ako. Naiiba daw ako. Pero nu’ng nakilala ko siya, my own prince charming, nagbago ang lahat. Naging masaya, naging totoo.”
She then said, “Oo nakakatakot magmahal, nakakatakot masaktan, nakakatakot iwanan. Pero sabi nga nila, minsan kailangan mo lang maniwala.”
Jervi had long opened up about her love life and in Magandang Buhay revealed that her parents approved of her relationship with Luke, whom he endearingly calls “Mr. Monkey” and are very supportive of them.
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If you want to see more sweet, intimate moments of "Mr. and Mrs. Monkey", just swipe through their #LoveWins photos here!