Daniel Matsunaga, Erich Gonzales on marriage, new show

MANILA, Philippines – Real life couple Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales admitted that they have talked about marriage, but clarified that they will wait for the right time. (READ: How Erich Gonzales and Daniel Matsunaga became an item)

In the press conference for their upcoming show Be My Lady partly aired on ABS-CBN's Umagang Kay Ganda, Daniel said that he's been working non-stop to build a house for his family, and at the same time, save up for his and Erich's future.

"I'm working on it. You know, I'm really working on my future in the Philippines. I told everyone na dito talaga ang plano ko (my plan is to remain here), to stay here and bring my family here....I'm working double time sa lahat (on everything)," Daniel said.

As for the subject of marriage, Daniel said: "Oo naman, s'yempre, pag may plano ka (Yes of course, if you have plans). Mahal ko siya. Mahal na mahal ko siya (I love her. I really love her so much) and let's wait for the right time. God has really his own time. And you know, I waited 3 years for this relationship and why not wait a little bit more." 

Erich, for her part, said: "That's a lifelong commitment. And dapat ready po tayo dyan (we should be ready for that) mentally, financially, emotionally, and right now po, we just want to enjoy things."

Erich in the same interview said that being together in their new show, Be My Lady, has strenghten their relationship.

BE MY LADY. Erich plays Pinang, while Daniel is Phil, who falls in love with Pinang and the Filipino culture. Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN

BE MY LADY. Erich plays Pinang, while Daniel is Phil, who falls in love with Pinang and the Filipino culture.

Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN

"Mas napapatunayan ko talaga na si (I've really proven that) Daniel, he is worth everything; he's the best thing that ever happened to me. I have no regrets, masaya (I'm happy). Thank you, Lord. I just thank God for him, for his life – everything," she said.

Meanwhile, in an interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda aired on Monday, January 11, both Erich and Daniel said that working with each other is not hard at all. 

"Ako po Tito Boy hindi mahirap kasi (For me, Tito Boy, it was not hard because) well, I get to do what I love to do which is acting at the same time with the person that I love," Erich said.

"Wala kaming away-away (We don't have fights)….We’re very happy, very positive. We’re getting stronger every day,"Daniel said.

Daniel also said that it helps he and Erich talk to each other when they have misunderstandings. The couple confirmed last May that they have been dating.  (READ: Daniel Matsunaga opens up about relationship with Erich Gonzales)

"Lahat ho nung maliliit na bagay (The small things), we try to cut it from the roots. If there’s any misunderstanding, we try to talk and fix things," he said.

In Be My Lady, Erich plays Pinang, a young woman with dreams who will do everything for her family. Daniel, meanwhile is Phil, a Brazilian-Japanese based in Singapore, who comes to the Philippines for a wedding and meets Pinang. He falls in love with Pinang and with the Philippine culture.

Directed by Theodore Boborol, Be My Lady also stars Janice de Belen, Al Tantay, and Priscilla Mereilles. – Rappler.com