MANILA — After Dingdong Dantes’ successful trip to Chicago for official GMA business, he headed to New York City for a romantic rendezvous with long-time girlfriend and actress Marian Rivera.
The lovely couple attended Baby Zion’s — Sarah Lahbati and Richerd Gutierrez’s child — first birthday a few weeks ago, where Marian reportedly mentioned that she’s ready to have children because she wants what Sarah and Richard have.
“Ah talaga, buti pa siya alam niya (Oh, really — it’s a good thing she knows),” Dingdong laughed when asked about Marian’s statement.
The ‘Dalawang Misis Real’ star also admitted that he’s also looking forward to having children and settling down.
“Kaya nga natutuwa ako sa lahat ng kaibigan kong nagkakaroon ng anak because it’s really a blessing. Nowadays, hindi naman na siya guarantee if you’re kasal or in a relationship, ‘di ba? Binibigay lang talaga ‘yan ng Panginoon,” he continued.
(That’s why I’m happy for all my friends with kids because it’s really a blessing. Nowadays, being married or in a relations is no guarantee, right? God just gives it to you.)
“That’s why, I’m sincerely happy lalo na sa mga bagong silang. Kasi, sa kabila ng mga nangyayari sa atin, sila ang mga bagong pag-asa,” Dingdong — a youth advancement advocate — added.
(That’s why I’m sincerely happy especially for the newborns, because despite everything that happened, they’re our new hope.)
When asked if he wants to get married first before having kids, he answered, “Ayokong magsalita ng tapos. So basta ako, kung ano’ng blessing, yun yun (I don’t want to say anything final. For me, if there’s a blessing, that’s it).”
The two men, Dingdong and Richard, have a shared fascination with motorcycles — one of the reasons why the two are often seen together recently.
When Dingdong attended Baby Zion’s birthday, people were finally convinced that there’s no issue between the two GMA leading men.
“Wala naman po talaga. Actually, wala talaga to begin with… Siguro wala lang din chance before to interact and now that there’s the opportunity, wala namang problema. I’m happy that it’s happening,” Dingdong said.
(No, there’s no issue. Actually, there’s no issue to begin with… Maybe we just didn’t have the chance before to interact and now that there’s the opportunity. There’s no problem. I’m happy that it’s happening.)
With report from Rose Garcia