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If there’s a couple in showbiz who has keep their relationship lowkey all throughout, it’s Mikael Daez and Megan Young. The two have been together for eight years and they only revealed their relationship to the public in 2017.

During a sit down interview with MB Life, the couple shared that the advantage of keeping their relationship lowkey is that there’s always something to look forward to.

“We’re not as open as a book. There’s always a new surprise to share with people. Also, I guess it’s nice when there’s some sort of mystery. ‘Cause even with Mik and I, there’s always something new that we learn about each other. So when people learn new stuff about us, I think that’s always a nice conversation starter,” Megan says.

“I think it’s pretty fun maintaining a low profile relationship. Especially when we’re not out in the public just yet. It’s kinda fun sneaking around, there’s a thrill to that. I think it added to the spice and excitement to our relationship. Maintaining the lowkeyness of our relationship stays true to our personalities now. We’ve grown together to become very simple couple I believe,” Mikael adds.

Discovering more about each other

Being together for almost a decade, the Kapuso couple have discovered a lot of things about each other. Mikael recently found out that Megan is into anime.

“I learned that she’s into an anime called Hunter x Hunter and I’m actually the anime geek in the relationship and it was really nice to know that she’s also into it. I also had no idea that she plays Ragnarok as well. It came out when I was 16 years old and when Megan got into high school, she was also extremely hook into it. And we only found out about this like maybe two years into our relationship,” the actor shares.

For Megan, the most special thing that she discovered about Mikael is that he’s a sensitive guy.

“I didn’t think he would be such a sensitive guy,” she starts. “Mikael has a tough exterior na he can do anything, and he really can. When he want to do something, he go for it. What a lot of people don’t know is that he has a really sensitive side to him. But not in a bad way. He’s very emotionally intelligent. He’s very empathetic. He’s very sensitive towards how people react, so he won’t jump into something without thinking of other people’s feelings. That’s something that I was surprise about. I was pleasantly surprised to discover how sensitive of a person he is.”

If you want to know their secret to a long-lasting relationship, the two said only one thing, it’s honesty.

“Being completely honest. She can ask me anything, I can ask her anything. But at the same time I don’t wait to be asked and she doesn’t wait to be asked. We’re just telling anything and everything openly. The level of honesty has to keep on growing,” Mikael shares.

“It’s being honest with how you feel. It’s about listening and understanding. Kasi yes, you can be honest, but if you don’t know how to comprehend what your partner is saying, walang bisa lahat ‘yun. It’s about sitting down and communicating, talking, and seeing where each one is coming from,” Megan says.

Overcoming LQs

Just like any other couples, Megan and Mik also deal with problems and misunderstandings. The former Miss World queen said that Mikael taught him that you need to address everything with your partner.

“Before, the way I used to handle misunderstandings was that I would be quiet and just hope it went go away. But what Mikael has taught me throughout the years that we’ve been together is that if there’s something wrong, you need to address it. Let your partner know. ‘Wag mong gagawin ‘yung ipaparamdam mo sa kanya na galit ka. If you’re upset about something, you need to let your partner know and then find a solution,” she explains.

When asked about their advice to millennial couples out there, Megan said, “Just be confident of who you are, know what you want, and enjoy. Kasi there’s so many deal breakers that Mik and I have about each other. But if you can’t enjoy the relationship, why be in it, right? So we just enjoy each other’s company even though there was like one weird thing that he found out about me or one weird thing that I found out about him. I don’t think that should be a reason for you to stop dating, if you actually enjoy being with them. So just enjoy, have fun, and see where life takes you.”

On the other hand, Mikael’s advice is to don’t expect too much about one another and to just enjoy the relationship.

“Don’t take each other too seriously and don’t expect too much about one another. I think when you take each other too seriously and there are too many expectations, that’s when the problems arise. So take those two away and have fun,” he says.

Photos by Kevin Tristan Espiritu

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