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Gab Valenciano Gets A Second Shot At Love—Watch His Romantic Underwater Proposal

After weeks of posting about his new source of inspiration on Instagram, Gab Valenciano finally "proposes" to her in a sweet underwater escapade!

We’ve been seeing a new woman in Gab’s Instagram Stories recently, and finally, confirming the rumors of a budding relationship, Gab took a step forward and asked Joann Santiago to be his girlfriend.

 

 

In celebration of Joann’s birthday, the two headed to Casa Escondida Anilao Dive & Resort Center. During their dive, Gab brought out a board with the words: “Love, I want to make you the happiest person in the world. Will you be mine?”

To which Joann answered with a sweet “Yes, 100%.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We are hours away from celebrating your very special day, but I just can’t help but post this already. I want you to know that I appreciate your beautiful mind, I appreciate your willingness to help others without expecting anything in return, your selflessness, your kindness, your love for your family and friends, your faith and most of all, your heart. The best part about all this is that everyone who knows you can say the same thing. You taught me how to love life again when all I felt was anger, bitterness and hopelessness. All those years of hardship are nothing compared to a single day with you. Happy birthday to the most radiant soul I have ever met. May this year be your greatest adventure yet. Every heartbeat now belongs to you. I love you.

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Overflowing with joy, Gab expressed his love for Joann on his Instagram post, saying, “I want you to know that I appreciate your beautiful mind, I appreciate your willingness to help others without expecting anything in return, your selflessness, your kindness, your love for your family and friends, your faith and most of all, your heart. The best part about all this is that everyone who knows you can say the same thing. You taught me how to love life again when all I felt was anger, bitterness and hopelessness. All those years of hardship are nothing compared to a single day with you. Happy birthday to the most radiant soul I have ever met. May this year be your greatest adventure yet. Every heartbeat now belongs to you. I love you.”

 

 

 

Gab’s second shot at love

Before Joann, we can remember that Gab came from a failed marriage with Tricia Centenera. Following their divorce in 2016 just two years after getting married, both parties have come to forgive each other and move on. Tricia had given birth to her firstborn with her non-showbiz partner, while Gab is finally embarking on a new journey himself.

It was around September when we first saw Gab posting snaps with Joann on social media, showing photos and videos of them spending time together or goofing around. It also looks like Joann is already acknowledged by Gab’s family, based from their photos with his parents Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan, and sister Kiana Valenciano.

 

 

Joann is someone who enjoys the beach, based from her photos on Instagram. She is also a registered nurse, as revealed by Gab in an Instagram Story, where she was nursing his wounds acquired from a dance act.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feels like home to me, always. ???? #beach #beachvibes

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About my weekend ??

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Enjoying the sun! ???? #daydreamin #beached #perftanningweather #whereimthehappiest #beachlove

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Gab also shared that he and Joann instantly connected when they first met, although there was a time he tried to step back and distance himself when things were getting too serious, in fear of getting hurt again.

“When I felt like it was deep enough to get hurt, I walked away for a week. It was tough and confusing because my heart wanted her but my mind said no. In the end, I chose her. Here’s the thing, if not for her efforts to make things right, I would have been Jo-less and most likely still lost in the dark. She made me understand that my center should be Christ, and she is proof that He truly exists…Jo is my miracle, and you’ll find yours too,” Gab writes.

 

 

Gab is not holding back in showing how much he treasures and loves Joann. Indeed, he has finally found a second shot at love—and life.

 

Photos from @jadrsantiago @gabvalenciano