Following a surprise teaser earlier today, long-time celebrity couple Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado announced that they are finally getting married in an exclusive interview with GMA showbiz correspondent Nelson Canlas on 24 Oras’ Chika Minute. DenJen (portmanteau for the celebrity couple) added another surprise reveal in the news segment — Mercado is nine weeks pregnant.
She said YES!
On primetime news, the power couple happily exclaimed, “We’re getting married!” When asked to describe the proposal, the Legal Wives lead actor said, “Siyempre gusto ko hindi naman masyadong magarbo. Sa panahon ngayon, dapat maging praktikal. Ginawa ko ‘yung pinakasimple pero at the same, heartfelt pa rin.”
Mercado added that she had no idea about what was going to happen. She was made to believe that they had to shoot a video of their messages for their future selves. “Nagkaroon ako ng kutob noong magsimula siyang magsalita. Seryoso niya akong kinakausap. Tapos lumuhod!,” the actress happily shared.
Trillo then explained why the proposal took place at home. “Maraming mga factors na naging dahilan kung bakit dito na lang ginawa. Unang-una, mahirap lumabas tapos sa kundisyon ni Jen ngayon, hindi siya masyado makalabas ng bahay dahil ‘yung pinagdadaanan niya ngayon, medyo maselan,” he said. Canlas reiterated Trillo’s statement and directly asked, “Maselan? Wait, wait, Jen, are you pregnant?” To this the actress responded, “Positive ako!,” and laughed.
Mercado shared she found out about the pregnancy while taping for her series with Xian Lim, Love Die Repeat, two months ago. She said, “Doon ko nafeel na parang medyo iba ako, medyo emosyonal ako. Iba ‘yung pakiramdam ko.”
The pregnancy, as reported, has been something the couple hoped for. “Sa tamang oras, sa tamang panahon, sa pagkakataon na ready ka na siguro, saka siya ibibigay sa’yo,” Mercado said. She added, “May two boys na kami. So sana, sana ibigay sa ‘min ang baby girl.”
The two already have teenage sons from previous relationships, Mercado with actor Patrick Garcia and Trillo with actress-beauty queen Carlene Aguilar.
DenJen has yet to share details of their upcoming wedding but the newly engaged couple invited everyone to check out Mercado’s Youtube channel for the proposal video.
Random note: On her Instagram post minutes after the interview was aired, Mercado said, “It has always been a YES. (heart emoji)”
WATCH the kilig proposal here: