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Valeen Montenegro now engaged with non-showbiz boyfriend

by Izel Abanilla

Engaged na’ng Ina! 

Sexy comedienne Valeen Montenegro is in full bliss as she announced her engagement with non-showbiz boyfriend Riel Manuel. 

Taking it from Valeen’s Instagram post, Riel proposed to her last Thursday (November 24). 

For the actress, it was her “Easiest YES!!!”

Riel Manuel and Valeen Montenegro
via @valeentawak Instagram

Furthermore, “What seemed to be an ordinary Thursday, unexpectedly turned into my favorite day.”

A series of photos and videos captured the couple’s magical moment. Unlike usual wedding proposals that happen in restaurants or event places, Riel popped the question to Valeen in the middle of the woods as they were surrounded by towering trees. 

Riel Manuel and Valeen Montenegro
via @valeentawak Instagram

In the video, Valeen was unknowingly looking over the trees when Riel took the opportunity to surprise her coming from the back. When Valeen looked at him, he already had the ring handy. In overwhelming delight, Valeen jumped in happiness and immediately said yes. 

Riel Manuel and Valeen Montenegro
via @valeentawak Instagram

Valeen happily flaunted her ring. 

Riel Manuel and Valeen Montenegro
via @valeentawak Instagram

Her post was quickly showered with congratulatory messages from both fans and friends in and out of showbiz. Among the celebrities who wished well for the soon-to-be newlyweds were Kakai Bautista, Mikael Daez, Camille Prats, Yasmien Kurdi, Julie Anne San Jose, Navy Legaspi, Jessy Mendiola, Megan Young, Juancho Trivino, Dianne Medina, Janine Gutierrez, Ina Feleo and Denise Laurel. 

Riel and Valeen have been dating since 2018. The “Bubble Gang” mainstay had been vocal that she is ready to settle down with her beau and that she was only waiting for him to pop the question. 



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