There is something about soon-to-wed couple Kaye Abad and Paul Jake Castillo that tells us that they are a perfect match, and not just when it comes to the matching shirts they're wearing in this photo.
For one, they both love to travel as can be seen on their Instagram feeds.
Nailing the jumpshot in front of the Disney castle at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Looking as sweet as ever with Dubai's Burj Al Arab in the background.
Checking off their bucket list, a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Grand Canyon.
And two, they’re both fitness enthusiasts. No wonder they're both in such good shape.
Paul Jake is into triathlons and manages the Rider Omega Pro Tri Team.
Paul Jake, an alumni of Pinoy Big Brother Double Up, has been close friends with Kaye since 2010 when they got to work together for the first time in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna. Back then, the idea that they will one day be in a relationship never crossed their minds. In an interview with Philippine Star, Kaye recalls, “Sinasabi ko noon na hindi at imposible kasi very platonic yung relationship namin. Oo, magkasundo kami pero pag iniisip ko na yung romantic side, parang hindi.” She even tried to set him up with her friends. “Hinanapan ko pa siya ng dates tapos wala ring nag-work. Sa akin din pala siya babagsak."
And in May 2014 the pair revealed that they were officially a couple. In their first TV interview together on the now-defunct talk show The Buzz, Kaye shared how she was reluctant at first to be in a relationship with Paul Jake because she doesn’t want to lose him as a friend. “Actually, natakot talaga ako. Ang hirap mag-take ng risk kasi magkaibigan kami. He’s one of my closest friends so kung hindi mag-work, mawawalan na ako ng boyfriend, mawawalan pa ako ng kaibigan.” But, as we call can see, the two years they've been happily together prove that it was worth the risk after all.
The two are generous enough to share with us the kilig by posting photos on their social media accounts of their fun and sweet moments together, becoming one of the ultimate couple pegs of many.
For Kaye’s 34th birthday, Paul Jake organized a surprise party for her atop Bellevue Hotel in Alabang with family and friends, but just when she thought that the surprise was over, Paul Jake went down on his knee and asked her to marry him, saying, "Nagsimula tayo as friends tapos naging partner-in-crime kita. Best friend, tapos hindi mo talaga napigilan ginawa mo akong boyfriend. Now I would like to seal it, would you marry me?," to which Kaye replied with a short and simple “Oo.”
The church wedding will be held in Cebu later this year, with internationally-renowned Filipino designer Francis Libiran creating the bride's gown.
One of the most iconic images from their pre-nup shoot.
Starting a family
Paul Jake has been very vocal about wanting to start a family soon. During their guesting on morning talk show Magandang Buhay, he shares that they wish to have a baby soon. "Sabi ko unahin ko na 'yung baby. Nagalit siya eh, ayaw niya. So 'yun, kailangan mamadaliin 'yung wedding para sana makabuo ng baby," The soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Castillo plan to have, at most, three kids, and by the looks of it, Kaye and Paul Jake will make such loving, fun, and cool parents.
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Photographs from Instagram.com/pauljake_castillo, Instagram.com/kaye_abad, video from Youtube.com/NicePrintChannel