An episode of ‘Eat Bulaga’ last Saturday showed that after five years in a relationship, a gay and a lesbian couple have proposed for marriage.
Their love started in a cellphone shop where Karla was the sales lady and Emman was the client who wanted to buy a cellular phone.
At first, Karla did not expect that they will become a couple because of their gender identity – that she is a lesbian and he a gay man. He thought that a lesbian should think a girl to be her partner and as a gay guy I should be thinking of a boy to be my partner.
“Nung una, hindi ko inisip na kami talaga, kasi siyempre lesbian siya at bakla ako so ‘di ba dapat ‘pag lesbian iniisip natin babae ‘yung magiging partner nila. Tapos ako as a gay dapat lalaki ‘yung magiging partner ko.”
Their relationship hasn’t experienced courtship as, they say, it just happened.
“Wala talagang nanligaw ever since, bigla na lang nag-boom ‘yung relationship.”
They just tried to be a couple ’til now that they are already in a five-long-year relationship.
“Bigla na lang talaga, na-in love rin ako,” Emman said.
Their proposal happened in one of Eat Bulaga segments, “BOOM.”
Karla thanks Emman for not giving up despite all hardships that they experience in life. He expressed his love for Emman that whatever trials they may face, he would not leave her and would marry Emman in any church.
“Meron pa po akong hindi nasasabi sa kaniya. Gusto ko pong sabihin sa kaniya na, mahal na mahal kita, hindi kita iiwan. Kahit ano pa ‘yung mangyari sa atin, kahit ano pa mang pagsubok ‘yan, gusto ko lang sabihin sa ‘yo, kahit sa anong simbahan, pakakasalan kita.”
Even though they are not rich, they will do their best to get married through thick and thin.
“Kahit wala tayong masyadong pera, gagawin natin ‘yung best natin para maikasal tayo sa hirap at ginhawa,” Karla said.
Then suddenly Karla knelt down on his knees and pulled the ring to propose by saying: “Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo, Mary Ann Felix Bernabe, nag-iisang siga ng Banga-Banga, San Miguel, Bulacan, will you marry me?”
As a reply, Karla received Emman sweetest YES!
And Emman announced that she is already six weeks pregnant as she thanks Karla for understanding her, especially during her pregnancy.
Karla leaves a message to Emman that they should fight for their love. “Let’s not think what other people might say, what is important is that I love you as you are.”
“Kung gusto talaga natin, ipaglaban natin, kaya natin ‘to. ‘Wag natin isipin ‘yung mga sasabihin ng ibang tao. Mahal kita, kahit ano ka pa, kahit sino ka pa.”