At 65, seasoned comedienne Tiya Pusit is set to tie the knot again. With whom? With no less than Nathan Villa, her 27-year-old boyfriend.
“I am confirming it. We’re getting there. Next year we’re planning to settle down,” Tiya Pusit said during the press conference of GMA’s new primetime series, “Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas.”
She added that a church wedding will happen January next year.
It will be recalled that the actress didn’t confirm her May-December love affair right away. She explained that she denied her relationship at first because Villa, who is a call center agent in Makati, didn’t like the idea of being in the limelight.
Nonetheless, the veteran actress confirmed that they had already made a compromise, with her fiancé giving conditions: “Andun ka, andito lang ako. Kung meron kang mga work, ‘wag mo lang ako isasama dahil hindi ako para doon.” ( You’re there, I am here. If you have work, don’t bring me there because I am not built for that).
Prepared on what lies ahead
Being in a non-conventional relationship, Tiya Pusit is ready to face the judgment that people might have for her, adding that she became a good mother to her children so it’s about time to think of her own happiness.
It has already been 19 years since the passing of her first husband and it seems that Tiya Pusit is ready to walk down the aisle again, but admits that fears will always be there. “Iniisip ko, darating ang araw maghahanap siya ng iba. Gusto niya ng totoong pamilya. Gusto niya magkaanak. Open ako doon.” (I am thinking that someday he would decide to find another partner. He wants to have a family of his own. He wants to have kids. I am open to that).
But what’s appeasing her is the assurance that her husband-to-be gave her, “Ang sabi niya sa’kin, ‘Alam mo hindi kita dadalhin sa bahay namin kung ganyan ang iniisip ko. Basta importante nagkakaintindihan tayo.” ( He told me that, ‘You know I won’t be bringing you to my house if that’s what I am thinking. What’s important is we understand each other).
It looks like all is well as the family of Nathan approves of their relationship. Tiya Pusit admits, however, that she feels awkward whenever she meets his parents because she’s older than them.
On her children
It was not denied by the comedienne that her children cannot help but feel awkward too, considering that they are even older than her fiancé.
What she could just do is to assure them that she is happy with her decision.
Her love story
Prior to her May-December romance, she wanted to marry a foreigner who is stable and will bring her abroad. However, when her fiancé whom she first met in Facebook came into her life and asked her the question, “Will you marry me?”, everything changed.
She said, “Syempre napaisip din ako. Pero nung niyaya na niya talaga ko, lumunok talaga ko. Huminga ako ng malalim. ‘Eto na ba?’ ‘Yun ang feeling ko. Ito na nga yata.” (Of course, it got me thinking. When he asked me to marry him, I swallowed and breathed deeply. Is this it? That’s how I felt. This may be really it.)
In November this year, the not-so-ordinary couple will be celebrating their second anniversary.