In a sit-down video with Candy, Ashley shared that they initially kept their first date a secret from her father and Sean’s parents. “My actual first date is actually kind of funny. Hindi pa kami legal no’n. Basta alam ng mom ko na nanliligaw si Sean tapos hindi alam ng dad ko kasi super strict siya,” she shared with a chuckle. “Si Sean naman since only child siya, hindi niya inoopen sa parents niya na may nililigawan na siya.”
Even after being together for several years, she still couldn’t help but express her kilig as she recalled how Sean purposely traveled from Bulacan to Manila for their date. “He actually came from Bulacan pa tapos nandito ako sa Manila tapos edi ‘yun kinikilig ako ganyan. Tapos first date namin, nag-movie date kami sa isang mall, " she gushed.
However, much to their surprise, they encountered Sean’s mom on the escalator on their way to the cinema. LOL!
“Before kami pumasok sa cinema, nakita namin ‘yung mom niya. As in nagkasalubong kami sa escalator. Pababa kami ni Sean tapos ‘yung mom niya paakyat,” she recalled fondly. While Ashley didn't go into the details of what happened after the incident, Sean eventually mustered up the courage to tell his parents about their relationship.
As it turns out, his parents were no longer shocked upon hearing the news of their relationship because they already had an inkling about it after the two got caught. “So ayon, six years, legal naman na kaming nag-de-date,” Ashley said while laughing.
Now, Ashley feels completely happy in her relationship. “I think we’re also at our happiest and healthiest state in our relationship right now. And no, it wasn’t during the first years in our relationship or the honeymoon phase, as they call it, but right now after six years,” she mentioned in a vlog.
ICYDK, the two officially met through a mutual friend who introduced them to each other back when they were still junior high school students at UST. After getting to know each other as friends, Sean started courting Ashley.