MANILA – Just days after getting married, Toni Gonzaga-Soriano immediately returned to work as the mainstay host of ABS-CBN’s reality show “Pinoy Big Brother.”
She will be joining former housemates gone hosts Bianca Gonzales and Robi Domingo in PBB’s upcoming season.
In an interview after the hosts’ pictorial, Toni shared how she was still on a wedding high.
“It’s exciting kasi first time na may hyphen na ‘yung pangalan ko. I’m so excited to get back to work kasi I’m still on a high. Nakalutang pa rin ako. Walang pwedeng mag-steal ng happiness na meron ako. No one can take it away,” she said.
(It’s exciting because it’s the first time that a hyphen will be attached to my name. I’m so excited to get back to work because I’m still on a [wedding] high. I’m still afloat. No one can steal the happiness that I have. No one can take it away.)
Toni added that being a host of PBB does not even feel like work.
“PBB is actually a family for me already so this doesn’t feel like work at all… I remember ‘yung first season, ‘yung sweldo ko after the Big Night, pinambili ko ng commitment ring. Sabi ko, ‘I’m married to this show’,” she said.
(PBB is actually a family for me already so this doesn’t feel like work at all… I remember the first season, my pay after the Big Night, I used it to buy a commitment ring. I said, ‘I’m married to this show.’)
“Mas lalo kong minahal yung trabaho ko after PBB because of its impact sa buhay ko (I loved my job even more after PBB because of its impact in my life),” she added, sharing that the show changed her perception in hosting and her outlook in the media industry.
Toni tied the knot last week with longtime boyfriend director Paul Soriano. The couple opted to delay their honeymoon to make way for their work commitments.
But in an interview during the star-studded 46th Box Office Entertainment Awards, Toni shared that she and Soriano will have their honeymoon on Monday.
“May gift ‘yung isa sa mga ninang namin. Actually ang tagal na nito. Sabi ni Ate Kris (Aquino), ‘Toni, you’re going to get married so finally you can travel with Paul na kayo lang. Hindi na ‘yung mahkahiwalay ang airplane tapos magkikita lang doon.’ Pangarap na pangarap ko magpunta sa Amanpulo pero ayaw ng family ko kasi hindi sila beach person. So ito, gift niya (Aquino),” she said.
(One of our godparents has this gift. Actually, this has been long overdue. Kris said, ‘Toni, you’re going to get married so finally you can travel with Paul, with just the two of you. It’s not like before anymore when you rode separate airplanes and would just meet at the destination.’ It has been my lifelong dream to go to Amanpulo but my family’s not interested in going there because they’re not beach persons. So, this is her gift.)