The public came to know Neil Arce as a film producer and fiancé of actress Angel Locsin. But, in her eyes, he is more than just a boyfriend. He is her happiness and partner in crime. He is always there for her whether in bad or good decisions and that, as Angel said, makes him special. “Iba ‘yung effect sa’yo ‘pag hindi ka hinuhusgahan,” she added.
In a TWBA Dressing Room Exclusive first aired in January 2019, five years prior to their engagement, Angel was still vague about wedding plans. She admitted that they were talking about marriage, at the same time, they wanted to take things slowly and just go with the flow. It will happen when it is supposed to happen, as Angel had put it. The couple didn’t want to feel any pressure when it comes to the thought of settling down.
Angel takes relationships seriously, saying she does not want to waste her own time or even that of her partner's by playing around. Once Angel enters in a serious relationship, she always thinks of the possibility of ending up with that man; everything would just depend on how they manage things together. Neil is no different, she always thinks of him as the man that she could possibly end up with already.
Five years later, Angel and Neil finally got engaged.