Toni Gonzagaâ€™s boyfriend, director Paul Soriano, has expressed readiness to marry her but the actress-host said her personal life remains â€œon the sidelinesâ€ for now.
â€œIt took me so long to get into the business. It took me 10 years, â€˜yung struggling days ko just to get in, and now that Iâ€™m enjoying it â€“ naka-10 years na by Godâ€™s grace â€“ Iâ€™m looking forward to another 10, more years to come in the business,â€ Gonzaga told reporters on Wednesday.
â€œSo â€˜yung personal kong buhay, nasa sideline pa eh, hindi ko pa masyado pina-prioritize, dahil ang-ganda-ganda pa nung mga nangyayari, and also with Paul, with all the opportunities that heâ€™s getting,â€ she added.
Dubbed â€œThe Ultimate Multimedia Star,â€ Gonzaga has enjoyed numerous projects as a host, as an actress, and as a recording artist.
She is starring in an upcoming comedy film under Star Cinema, â€œThis Guyâ€™s In Love With You Mare.â€
Soriano, who is a film director, also continues to earn acclaim for his big screen projects, most recently for the independent film â€œThelma.â€
He was named Best Director by the Film Academy of the Philippinesâ€™ (FAP) 30th Luna Awards this week for the movie.
â€œWeâ€™re here to support each other and to grow together,â€ Gonzaga said of their respective careers in the business.
The Kapamilya actress also acknowledged her partnerâ€™s statements of his willingness to settle down, but said he has expressed understanding that her career comes as a higher priority at this time.
â€œPalagi niyang sinasabi heâ€™s ready, pero ako talaga kaunti na lang. Tingnan ko na lang what God has in store for me pa, then if He says itâ€™s time, na pwede na ako mag-asawa, to make my own family, all in His time,â€ Gonzaga said.
â€œAt naiintindihan naman niya (Soriano) â€˜yon. Ang hirap rin kasi when this is what youâ€™ve dreamed of all your life, and then you just give it up right awayâ€ she added.Â (MNS)