One relationship which the general public has learned to accept and respect is that of Vic Sotto and 25-year-old Pauleen Luna.
It has shades of the Dolphy/Zsa Zsa tale of romance until death claimed the comedy king.
Vic has loved several women in the past but married no one.
Will it be different in the case of Pauleen?
Pauleen was quoted saying that they do discuss wedding plans occasionally but is not something that is decided by a girl alone nor volunteer.
And what is the true state of their relationship?
They are not fooling anyone and they are very happy, she mused.
Meanwhile, a very reliable source has confirmed reports that Vic had already proposed marriage to girlfriend Pauleen Luna.
For many months now, rumors about the proposal have been circulating inside show business.
There are even reports that the couple had already tied the knot somewhere out of the country during one of their trips
So are we about to hear wedding bells soon? That is the problem, according to the source who is close to both Vic and Pauleen.
The actress reportedly turned down the proposal because she thinks she is not yet ready to settle down.
Pauleen is only 24 years old while Vic is already 59 years old.
The source said Pauleen still wants to enjoy being single.
According to several showbiz analysts, this report could be an indication that Vic is really serious with his relationship with Pauleen.
For them, the marriage proposal could mean a lot.
That is because Vic did not pop up the magic question to his past girlfriends like Coney Reyes, Cristine Jacob, and Pia Guanio.
Vic had relationships that lasted for many years with each of those celebrities.
In fact, according to insiders, all of those women decided to exit the relationship because they sensed that Vic had no plan of marrying them.
The proposal to Pauleen may also indicate that Vic still believes in marriage.
Many observers thought he has lost that belief after his failed marriage with actress Dina Bonnevie in the early 1980s.
Vic and Dina’s marriage had long been annulled.
Dina married twice after that and any observers also noted that Dina was so confident that Vic would never marry again, as she indicated in her past interviews.
This, according to reports, constantly annoyed Vic’s past girlfriends.
According to the reliable source, Vic may pop up the question to Pauleen again sometime next year.
But the source could not tell if she would then say ‘yes’ to the proposal. If she finally agrees, the source said we may expect a wedding sometime next year or in 2015.