- Liza Soberano celebrated her 19th birthday in Japan with her on- and off-screen partner Enrique Gil
- The Kapamilya actor shared the story behind his controversial gift to the actress, who initially wanted to buy it during their trip to New York but was not able to do so
- Liza got emotional on Instagram when she thanked Enrique for his efforts in getting her dream designer bag
Although it has almost been a week since Liza Soberano celebrated her 19th birthday, the designer bag she received from Enrique Gil is still being talked about.
It is known that the actress shared her sentiments over her reel-to-real partner's effort in obtaining the bag on her Instagram page a day before her actual birthday.
Her post got bashed since it showed her in a materialistic light, which she defended was not the case.
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ABS-CBN was able to get Enrique Gil's side on the matter, revealing how he got the Chanel Boy bag the actress has been dreaming of.
He shared that Liza is a big fan of the Jenner sisters, who also have the same bag. However, it was during their trip to New York that she spotted the bag and wanted to buy it so bad but was not able to do so due to her maxed-out credit card.
The actor told her that they will get it next time, which gave him the idea to buy it for her birthday.
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"Mahirap hanapin 'yung bag na 'yun. Hindi ko alam, 'yung mga babae pala sobrang hirap hanapin 'yung ba na sobrang hirap hanapin," he stressed.
(The bag was really hard to find. I don't know, those women found it really hard to find that bag that is so hard to find.)
His effort was not for naught as Liza's initial reaction upon receiving his gift was everything to him.
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"Niloko ko lang. Sinabi ko 'yung isang brand na ayaw na ayaw niya. Sabi ko, 'Ayaw mo ba 'yon? Iyon pa naman ang binili ko.' Pina-deliver ko from Italy, nasa malaking box pa. Umiyak siya. Akala ko tumatawa, umiiyak na pala," he recalled.
(I made fun of her. I told her that one brand she really hated. I said, "You don't like that? That's what I got you." I got it delivered from Italy, it came in this huge box. She cried. I thought she was just laughing, but she was already crying.)
Kudos to Enrique for fulfilling one of her wishes, since a girl like Liza deserves the best for being one of the most hardworking young actresses today. The couple shone the most when they attended last year's Star Magic Ball, as everyone's eyes were on Liza's goddess-like look.
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