TWO thousand sixteen seems to be the year of celebrity proposals, weddings and babies.
This, as another celebrity couple just got engaged. Singer-host Billy Crawford popped the question to her girlfriend for two years, actress Coleen Garcia.
Coleen and Billy, tagged by netizens as “BiCol,” are set to walk the aisle after he proposed at Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge, with some of their close friends last Tuesday evening.
The “It’s Showtime” hosts engagement came right on the heels of Anne Curtis’ and Erwan Heussaff’s engagement.
In an Instagram post, Billy captioned his slipping the engagement ring on Coleen’s finger with: “#my everything said yes!!! Thank you Jesus for this amazing angel You have blessed me with! I’m still stunned and HAPPYYYYY”
It was director Gino Reyes who first broke the news by sharing photos on his Instagram account.
The “Ex With Benefits” and “Love Me Tomorrow” director also revealed that Billy has been planning the proposal for more than a year, recalling how nervous the TV host-actor when he bought Coleen’s engagement ring.
“OMG!!! This just happened!!! Congratulations @coleengarcia and @billyjoecrawford. I love you both! #ColeenSaidYes,” posted Gino on his Instagram.
Coleen’s stylist and friend Adrianne Concepcion also posted a photo with the couple right after the proposal.
Billy and Coleen met on the show “It’s Showtime” and revealed to the public that they’re in a relationship last 2014.
The two have a 10-year age gap (Coleen is 24 and Billy is 34) and have been together for almost three years now. According to Gino, he has been preparing for the engagement for more than a year now.
Coleen left the noontime show in January to focus on her other projects while Billy remains as one of the show’s hosts. The actress, however, denied that she will marry Billy this year.
In April 2016, Billy said he got the blessing of Coleen’s father for the proposal. The actress, meanwhile, said there’s no rush in getting married.
Before he dated Coleen, Billy was in a relationship with singer Nikki Gil. She is now married to BJ Albert.
Billy and Coleen are planning to go on a vacation in Spain, where Billy said he will meet Coleen’s family.