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GOSSIP GIRL: How Diane Medina got the best birthday gift from God

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Dianne Medina marked her birthday only yesterday yet she got her gift months in advance.

Few years ago, the PTV-4 host of “Bagong Pilipinas” asked the Lord if she can walk the aisle at age 33. True enough, God answered her prayers when long-time fiancé, GMA-7 actor and dancer Rodjun Cruz, asked for her hand in marriage.

Rodjun Cruz and Dianne Medina in Cappadocia, Turkey (Photos courtesy of Nice Print Photography)

Rodjun Cruz and Dianne Medina in Cappadocia, Turkey (Photos courtesy of Nice Print Photography)

The host-actress told Gossip Girl how the proposal happened: “I fervently prayed to God for Rodjun to propose because we were on our 10th year. I felt our relationship was stagnant and had nowhere else to go if he did not propose as I felt there were no concrete plans. My biological clock was ticking, I am not getting any younger. So I told myself, I will talk to him and if he is still not ready then we might need to part ways.”

God answered the desires of her heart.

“It turns out Rodjun had been planning to propose all along. It was his 30th birthday in Boracay. His brother Rayver (Cruz), asked me if I could help plan a surprise party for him there. My task was to distract Rodjun the whole time and bring him to the venue without knowing the plan,” she said. “In the end, I was the one who got surprised when he popped the question.”

A decade is a long wait but when you wear so many hats and busy with so many things, those might feel like three years only. Aside from doing several TV programs for PTV-4, Dianne runs her own events company and Asia’s Lashes with actress Dimples Romana.

Dianne is also continuing her mother’s advocacy to help cancer patients. She is an advocate of breast cancer awareness and supporter of Child Haus Foundation and Kapuso Foundation.

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Despite her busy schedule, she devotes time for our Lord Jesus Christ. She is part of the lector commentator ministry of Our Lady of the Annunciation parish.

I asked her how she was able to wait out 10 years.

“I super love Rodjun— he is very positive, full of good energy, religious and God fearing. It’s rare nowadays that you find a guy who would pray the rosary with you, pray with you at the adoration chapel, complete simbang gabi with you,” she said. “More than his good looks, he’s really kind, friendly and approachable.”

She added: “But one thing caught my attention— his love for family and being family-oriented.”

Rodjun and Rayver Cruz belong to the famous Cruz family that includes Sheryl, Donna, and Geneva Cruz. The cousins are so close-knit and they never fight or fall into scandal.

Dianne said they chose Cappadocia, Turkey for their prenup shoot because they both like hot air balloons. She revealed the red gown she wore during the shoot weighs 30 kilos and Travel Specialist Ventures ensures it had own luggage allowance.

Well, I am sure that with their strong faith in God, the marriage will last a long time, as in forever!

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