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Swerte ni Jinkee! Pacquiao reveals previous engagement before meeting wife

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The former Jinkee Jamora almost didn’t become the wife of Senator Manny Pacquiao.

In an interview aired over PTV-4, Pacquiao revealed he was engaged to another woman before meeting Jinkee.

“Engaged ako… Serious talaga yung bago kay Jinkee,” Pacquiao said.

He, however, said he had to break up with his former fiancée because of some unexpected events.

“May nangyaring di inaasahan. Di niya gusto at di ko gusto. May mga bagay talagang ganoon,” Pacquiao, a boxing icon, said.

It was a few weeks later after the break up that Pacquiao met Jinkee, who was then working as a beauty consultant.

But Pacquiao said he didn’t fall in love with Jinkee at first sight.

“Walang attraction parang kaibigan lang. Matagal din magkasama. Kami kumakain ilang buwan halos araw-araw, happy happy lang,” he said.

Pacquiao said it was only after they had a solo talk while picking up a camera at a house during a fiesta in General Santos City that they realized they were falling for each other.

Recalling his confession to Jinkee, Pacquiao said: “Eto yung nararamdaman ko. Di kita pinipilit. Up to you kung gusto mo rin ako o hindi, pag-isipan mo.”

Turns out, the attraction was mutual. And the rest is history.