Ara has found the one

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    ‘Details about the wedding, including her traje de boda, will be announced soon, the actress added.’

    No kidding, but Ara Mina said she felt she hit the jackpot on the day her boyfriend of two years, Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) Undersecretary Dave Almarinez, proposed to her.

    It’s not only because she feels he will make an ideal husband, but also because she knows he will be a good stepfather to her daughter, Amanda Gabrielle Meneses.

    “This early, ang ganda ng bonding ng bata with Sir Dave,” said a kibitzer, “Hindi mo iisiping hindi sila mag-ama, kung hindi mo kilala si ex-Bulakan Mayor Patrick Meneses.”

    The truth is Mandy has a very close with her dad and Ara makes sure she bonds with Daddy Patrick frequently.

    “Kaya alam ng bata kung sino ang ama niya,” the kibitzer added.

    Ara Mina

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    Ara shared the happy development in her life at the press con of her movie, Viva Films’ “Paglaki Ko, Gusto Kong Maging Pornstar.”

    She shares star billing with former sexy actresses Rosanna Roces, Maui Taylor and Alma Moreno in the sexy comedy movie.

    The daughter of action star Jeric Raval, AJ, is included in the film. AJ is 18 and was introduced in “Indak,” which was released in 2019.

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    Going back to Ara, she said the wedding might be this year, perhaps right after the release of “Pornstar.”

    “Hindi ko sosolohin ang pag-prepare for the wedding,” Ara said. “Kailangan, katuwang ko si Dave, as the occasion will, likewise, be an important event in his life. But I’ll make sure it will be one event to remember, kaya everything will be well thought of.”

    Details about the wedding, including her traje de boda, will be announced soon, the actress added.

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    Former basketball player tuned actor Benjie Paras is happy for his eldest, Andre, who will soon host his own game show, “Game of the Gens,” with Sef Cadayona.

    Andre is one of Benjie’s two sons with his first wife, former Regal star Jackie Forster. The younger one is Kobe, a basketball superstar.

    Benjie and Jackie have long been separated. They both have their own families now.

    “Game of the Gens” is a show that welcomes contestants from all generations.

    “Iyong henerasyon, tulad ng mga Boomers, millennials, from General C to Z, kumbaga,” said Sef. “Kaya excited kami ni Andre, who, like me, is kalog and witty.”

    Benjie is himself busy. He stars with Vic Sotto, Oyo Sotto and Maine Mendoza in “Daddy’s Gurl,” which is directed by Bert de Leon.

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    “The Clash” host Rayver Cruz reveals he is happy for girlfriend Janine Gutierrez, who is now a Kapamilya.

    Rayver was a former ABS-CBN contract star who signed up with GMA when his contract with the Kapamilya expired.

    “Kanya kanyang desisyon ‘yan,” said Rayver. “May kanya kanya naman kaming advisers who help us decide what’s best for our careers.

    “In the case of Janine, he has a good talent manager (referring to Leo Dominguez).

    “At may tatalo pa bang mga advisers kina Tita Lotlot at Tito Monching (de Leon and Ramon Christopher Gutierrez), her parents. Kaya, let’s just wish Janine the best,” he continued.
    Janine admitted she looks forward to working with two of her favorite Kapamilya actors, Paulo Avelino and John Lloyd Cruz.

    We heard she already has a project with Paulo, who will be her leading man in her first project with the Kapamilya.

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    Maja Salvador could not believe that her cousin, Janelle Salvador, is now a mother of three-month-old baby boy. “Ang bata pa niya,” said Maja. “Parang nakababatang kapatid ko kasi siya.

    “And she never mentioned she had a boyfriend. Ni hindi niya nababanggit si Markus (Peterson, father of Janelle’s baby). Ang dami niyang pangarap which she shared with me.”

    Between them, it was Maja whom they both expected will marry earlier. After all, Maja is 32 and already has a stable relationship with her boyfriend, Rambo Nuñez.

    Maja’s mom is happily married to a new husband, and her younger brother already has a stable job.

    Maja regrets she has not seen Janella for a while, after they finished their series, ABS-CBN ‘s “The Killer Bride.” They didn’t get to talk to each other.

    “Kasi naging busy rin ako,” explained Maja. “As in common knowledge, I decided to transfer to another channel.”

    Maja is now with TV5. She is one of the hosts of the network’s Sunday show, “Sunday Noontime Live.”

    While she misses ABS-CBN, Maja said she doesn’t regret transferring to a new network.