WELCOME to the family.
Ateneo men’s volleyball team member Rex Intal is thrilled at the prospect of TV host-actress Bianca Gonzales becoming the newest member of the Intal clan after brother JC became officially engaged to the Kapamilya celebrity on Thursday.
The Barako Bull player surprised Gonzales at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport just as she was about to leave for London by presenting her with an engagement ring while on bended knees, easily warming the hearts of those who witnessed the proposal.
Rex, the fifth child among the Intal brood, could not contain his happiness upon seeing the photo of his kuya proposing to the 'new member of the family’ that went viral on social networking sites.
“Ate Bianca is very welcome in our family,” he told Spin.ph
“Siyempre sobrang happy ako for my brother and para kay Ate Bianca because we waited so long for this special moment,” he added.
The elder Intal and Gonzales have been in a relationship for three years now. Both are product of Ateneo.
Although Rex knew all along about the planned proposal at the airport, the young Ateneo spiker was not with his elder brother at the airport owing to his volleyball training.
His absence hardly mattered though as everything turned out according to plan as hatched by the couple’s close friends including former Ateneo teammate Doug Kramer and wife Cheska.
“Di na ako nakasama sa NAIA cause I had training,” said Rex. "(But) he (JC) talked to us about his plans na before and we're happy na everything went well naman.”
Although Rex will not stand as his brother’s best man, he said he can't wait for the next chapter in his kuya's life.
“I'm super excited for what's gonna happen next.”