In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph, Sam gives brief details about how the Australian-Czech-Filpino basketball player staged his proposal.
She narrates, "I kinda felt it naman kasi, 'Oh, we're going to Gold Coast this weekend. You have to wear something nice.'
"Okay, whatever, I wore something nice. But when we got to the hotel, may white long-stretch limo. And I'm, like, my heart stopped, 'Is that for us?'
"'Tapos biglang iyong driver, 'Anthony?' Sa amin nga iyon! Takot naman ako, 'di ba? Pagpasok, 'Okay, where are we going?' He didn't tell me where we were going, what we were doing.
"The limo brought us to the dock, the pier, and then sabi niya, 'Let's go to the end of the pier.' May helicopter ride. So, we went around Gold Coast.
"It's so nice pala up there. You can see the full stretch of Gold Coast and the beach and the big waves.
"And then after that, sabi niya, 'Wait, meron pa, meron pa!' In the same dock, sa dulo naman, may gondola ride pa."
It was during the gondola ride when Anthony proposed to Sam.
"'Tapos nung nilabas na [iyong ring], umiyak na ako... Ang dami pa niya sinasabi, pero wala, hindi ko na naririnig nung nakita ko."
The proposal ended with a photoshoot, which Sam says they will soon share on their Instagram.
When do they plan to get married? "Next, next year pa," the celebrity beach resort owner reveals. Sam and Anthony are giving way first to Gwen Zamora and Anthony's twin brother David Semerad who are planning to get married next year.
The couple also intends to prioritize their business in Batangas first before the wedding.
Sam and Anthony have been together for a year and two months.
PEP.ph caught up with Sam on November 13 at a lifestyle event held in El Nido, Palawan.
Before celebrating their first anniversary in August, there were rumors that Sam was already engaged to Anthony in July. The basketball player posted an Instagram photo with a caption that involved a diamond ring emoji.
Their celebrity friends congratulated them on the comments section.
However, Sam quickly clarified in her own Instagram post that they weren't engaged yet.
But she told Anthony in the caption, "I am all yours. No refunds."
After a month, the couple was officially engaged!