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A Timeline Of The Relationship Of Newly-Engaged Couple Angel Locsin & Neil Arce

In case you missed it, Angel Locsin and boyfriend Neil Arce are engaged!

The Kapamilya actress revealed the happy news on her Instagram, saying that it was "the surprise of her life" and that she said "yes," with each post accompanied with heart and diamond ring emojis. We couldn’t be happier for the couple!

While we all celebrate, we'll fill you in on Angel and Neil’s relationship, one Instagram post at a time: 

 

August 27, 2017: Neil made his first appearance on Angel’s Instagram, when the actress attended the launch of a dermatology clinic.

 

 

January 1, 2018: Angel ushered in the new year with her beau by her side, saying that “falling in love with [him] was the best part of [her] 2017.” The photo shows the couple in Queenstown, New Zealand during Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff’s wedding.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Falling in love with you was the best part of my 2017 @neil_arce ?? excited to share my 2018 with you ??

A post shared by Angel Locsin (@therealangellocsin) on

 

January 5, 2018: The couple vacationed in South Korea, skiing and frolicking in the snow.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Up to snow good... ??????? #Korea #Travel #Winter #WinterSports

A post shared by Angel Locsin (@therealangellocsin) on

 

February 24, 2018: NeiGel, as fans of the couple call them, were then spotted in Japan, slyly holding hands while exploring the streets of Kyoto. Those intertwined pinky fingers were enough to send us swooning. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the 21 thousand steps we took that day @neil_arce ???? #angKYOTo

A post shared by Angel Locsin (@therealangellocsin) on

 

March 15, 2018: Angel greeted Neil on social media, calling him “the guy who can charm [her] from across the room with just a smile” and sharing a never-before-seen photo of them. Our hearts were melting!

 

 

April 23, 2018: Neil greeted his girlfriend on social media, saying that getting to know Angel made him realize how much her name fits her. Awwww! 
 

 

November 1, 2018: There had been rumors that the couple had broken up, but Angel squashed those rumors in November when we saw Angel and her boyfriend dressed as Khaleesi and Khal Drogo for Halloween. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Winter is coming... #happyhalloween

A post shared by Angel Locsin (@therealangellocsin) on

 

November 5, 2018: Neil proclaimed his love for Angel to the world. What a dream guy!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hey World... look How beautiful my girlfriend is :) and guess what she’s also an Angel! ????

A post shared by Neil Arce (@neil_arce) on

 

November 9, 2018: And then there were more vacay posts from the two! This time around, Angel and Neil were in Universal Studios in Hollywood, drinking butterbeer and Angel donning a skeleton onesie. How cute!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Me & my Boo ?? #latepost #universalstudios #onesie #coupletravel

A post shared by Angel Locsin (@therealangellocsin) on

 

February 8, 2019: Angel spoke to Metro.Style about her acting hiatus, her comeback via the teleserye The General’s Daughter, and settling down. She and Neil, she shares, have actually had discussions about parenthood. “From kambal, naging isa na lang kasi nakita ko ang mga kaibigan ko kung paano mag-alaga. Isa-isa muna. Pero at least two,” she told us. 

And still—Angel, strong and outspoken, does not allow herself to be boxed in by the pressures of society. “Babae ako so dapat daw may deadline pero bakit ka naman sasang-ayon sa ibang tao? It’s your body. Mas alam mo kung ano’ng kailangan mo. Kung ano’ng makakabuti sa’yo. Kung kailan ka ready, ‘yun ang sundin mo. Hindi kung ano’ng sabi ng society,” she said. We say "yes" to that!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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February 14, 2019: Angel reposted her New Year’s 2018 'gram, and captioned it with a sweet message about Neil for Valentine’s Day. Neil shared a photo of his own, saying that his favorite time of the day is that spent with Angel.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Valentine’s Day to my tough manly man who still sometimes cries in sad movies. I love everything about you ??

A post shared by Angel Locsin (@therealangellocsin) on

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My favorite time of the day... Us time :) happy valentine’s my Love ??????

A post shared by Neil Arce (@neil_arce) on

 

March 15, 2019: For Neil’s birthday this year, Angel shared a photo of them horseback-riding, the actress thanking her boyfriend for accompanying her even though he was scared of horses.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Malay ko bang takot ka pala sa horses?? Thanks for doing this, @neil_arce...for 2 hours?? Happiest birthday, myhal??

A post shared by Angel Locsin (@therealangellocsin) on

 

March 18, 2019: Angel threw a party for Neil, with the film producer taking to Instagram to profess his gratitude and love for her. “I usually don’t like smiling during photos but how can I not smile beside this one,” he said. Cue. The. Squeals!

 

 

April 19, 2019: Ten weeks ago, the couple climbed Panimahawa Ridge, the rising sun’s golden rays bathing the couple in yellow light. It’s a beautiful sight—and we don’t just mean the sky.

 

 

June 29, 2019: Neil proposed! Angel couldn’t keep her excitement to herself, taking to Instagram to announce it to the world. She thanked her friends and fans for supporting her and Neil. “Still on a high from everyone’s reaction and well wishes. hehehe! Thank you sooo much for being part of our journey & adding so much joy to our engagement,” she said. “Love you guys!”

 

 

Congratulations again to Angel and Neil! 

 

Photos from @therealangellocsin @neil_arce @mymetrophoto