Billy Crawford was engaged to Manilyn Reynes?

Posted at 11/19/2012 11:23 AM | Updated as of 11/19/2012 11:28 AM

Billy Crawford. File photo

MANILA, Philippines -- Before girlfriend Nikki Gil, singer Billy Crawford's first love was with singer-actress Manilyn Reynes.

In her guesting on "Sarah G Live" on Sunday, Reynes recalled her "sweet" moments with Crawford, who was then only five years old.

Reynes smiled as she remembered how Crawford tried to win her heart.

" Alam mo 'yang batang 'yan -- ay malaki na pala siya ngayon -- umiiyak siya at five years old nanliligaw na po talaga siya," Reynes said.

Reynes even revealed that Crawford also gave her an engagement ring.

"Hindi ko lang nadala, binigyan niya ako ng engagement ring, promise. Hindi nga talaga. Tapos nagse-selos siya kapag halimbawa kumakanta kami ni Janno (Gibbs) bigla na lang siyang pupunta sa back stage tapos sasabihin niya 'I can't breathe' tapos umiiyak siya," she said.

Reynes and Crawford worked in defunct youth-oriented variety show "That's Entertainment" in the late 1980s and early 1990s.