Actor Manny Jacinto is off the market and planning to get married after he proposed to his long-time girlfriend Dianne Doan, according to Vulture. Jacinto is best known for his role as Jason Mendoza in the television show “The Good Place.” At the 2019 Vulture Festival on Saturday, Jacinto spilled the beans of his engagement during “The Good Place” panel which consisted of him and his co-stars D’Arcy Carden and Marc Evan Jackson. The 32-year-old Filipino-Canadian revealed that his television show character inspired him to propose to his girlfriend.
“I was toying when to pop the question for a long time,” he told the panel. “I looked at the Janet/Jason relationship, and there’s a sentence that Jason says to Chidi about relationships and it hit me pretty hard. I thought it was a sign that I needed to do it, and a week later I popped the question.”
Jacinto took his girlfriend Dianne Doan to five different locations that meant a lot to both of them. He planned on saving the proposal for the last location.
“I took her to places that really meant a lot to us,” he said. “Where I first met her, where I first saw her, where we had our first date, and where we had our first dance class. I had these canvas things written down with a message saying why the places were important to us.”
It seemed that Doan was anticipating a proposal at each location but she was disappointed when none came her way, at least for the first four locations.
“I think she thought I was going to pop the question at the first place?” Jacinto said according to the Today Show. “So with the first note, she was like, ‘Oh that’s cool.’ I think she was a little disappointed there wasn’t more.”
However, on the fifth and final location, Doan got what she wanted when Manny proposed to her in front of their families.
“At every location I had her close her eyes, I’d hold up the canvas, and she would open her eyes,” he said. “I took her through five different places, and at the last place I had our families waiting and I proposed.”
How sweet! Manny Jacinto did not divulge when the two planned to get married but it can’t come soon enough.
Dianne Doan is a 29-year-old actor of Vietnamese descent. She is best known for her role as Mai Ling in Cinemax’s “Warrior.”