- Macky Mathay IV revealed that he and Sunshine Cruz is already in a relationship
- Macky shared that she met Sunshine through a direct message on Instagram
- A photo of the two holding hands went viral on social media
After their viral photo where they were seen holding hands, Macky Mathay IV confirmed his relationship with Sunshine Cruz with a “Yes. Yes. Yes."
According to Macky, their love story started with a simple "hi" on Instagram's private message.
“Well, actually, it’s as simple as I sent her a direct message on Instagram. Ganun kasimple. Totoo yun. I sent her a direct message sa Instagram, saying 'Hi'. And then after, I sent her my ‘Hi’ message, dinugtungan ko kaagad ng second message. I told her that ‘I’m the brother of Hazel [Reyes], si Ara.’”
He then explained the photo that went viral. According to Macky, they were on their way to watching a movie when a guy wanted to take a photo with them.
“We were on our way to watch a movie. Hindi namin na-notice na meron palang guy that was taking [a picture]… I guess, pag titingnan mo yung picture, talagang mukhang selfie, di ba?"
"Siguro nahiyang magpa-picture kasi nasa kalagitnaan nga ng pagtawid. At saka meron kaming hinahabol na oras ng movie... Siguro nahiya rin yung lalaki kasi during that time, siguro hitsura namin nagmamadali.”
When asked if he and Sunshine are already together, he said: “Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Gusto mo sa ibang dialect pa? Yes. Oo.”
Macky then revealed that he first said "I love you" to Sunshine.
"Before I finally said I love you, matagal kong pinag-isipan. Kasi since matagal ka nang hindi nagka-relationship, baka hindi ka pa handa.'I don’t want to rush you into anything,’ sabi ko. Kasi nararamdaman ko naman para sa 'yo ay makakapaghintay naman. Sabi ko, ‘I can wait, I can wait.’"
Sunshine then said "I love you too" after a week. They officially became a couple on September 18.