Scottie Thompson proposes to longtime girlfriend Pau Fajardo on New Year’s Eve

Published January 1, 2021, 12:05 PM

by Manila Bulletin Sports

Photo from Scottie Thompson’s Instagram account

Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson made sure to open 2021 with a bang—not with fireworks but with a sweet proposal to longtime girlfriend Pau Fajardo on New Year’s Eve.

Thompson, who was part of the title-winning Gin Kings from last month’s conclusion of the PBA Philippine Cup, surprised Fajardo with a room full of rose petals and enchanting candlelight dotted across the floor, a perfect setup for the former Finals MVP to ask his sweetheart the ultimate question.

Like a true marksman even off the court, Thompson did not miss.

“She said yes!” the Gin Kings star wrote on Instagram.

There was also a projector, which showed a pre-recorded video of Thompson with his message of love to Fajardo.

“Maraming salamat sa sakripisyo mo sa akin, sa pasensya mo sa akin. I think this is the best way para mapakita ko kung gaano kita kamahal,” Thompson said. 

The five-time champion played a key role in Ginebra’s championship run inside the bubble in Clark.

The Gin Kings beat the TNT Tropang Giga to capture the All-FIlipino crown last month.