As early as when she was still a child, TV host Joyce Pring already knew that she can only find her perfect match through God’s grace, and this she knew through her own father.
Pring spoke about this in her Instagram page last Friday, Nov. 5, where she shared a short video with a message which said, “When God writes your love story, it’ll be better than anything you could’ve ever imagined.”
Pring shared that she is very close to her dad, and that even as a kid, she had so many conversations with him “about faith, relationships, politics, philosophy, and even mental health.”
The TV host is referring to her stepdad, stepdad, Chandro Uttamchandani who helped raise her, after her biological father was assassinated when she was only over a year old. He was the policeman Joe Pring whose life was made into a series of films starring Philip Salvador. It is Uttamchandani therefore who has given her the fatherly guidance she needed while growing up, so much so that she actually considers him her father, more than a stepfather.
“He was an intentional learner, and also a great communicator, so we would spend many hours just talking about everything under the sun (I guess he’s one of the biggest influences to my hosting career).”
She remembered how her dad instructed her to already start praying for her would-be-husband even when she was just ten years old then.
She found it “weird” and “funny” because she was so young and of course didn’t have any plans of marrying. But her father told her, “God will prepare him in time for when you meet each other.”
“This idea — that God will mold, prepare, and shape the person who was to be my husband one day, even while I had no idea who he was — stuck with me. So I started and continued praying for him… until I finally got married to him,” she said.
Pring and Juancho Triviño exchanged I do’s on Feb. 9, 2020, in a garden wedding at the Sofitel. Pring gave birth to their firstborn, Alonso Eliam, last July.
“Juancho’s everything I prayed for, but better,” Pring said. “God sure knows me better than I know myself.” JB