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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 28, 2013

The Weddings And Same Sex Marriage

THE WEDDINGS in 2013 started with the nuptials of Paolo Valenciano (eldest son of Gary V) to Samantha Godinez.

It was revealed that Ai Ai de las Alas had a wedding with non-showbiz boyfriend Jed Salang in Las Vegas on April 3. But by May 2, they had a bitter separation, with Ai Ai renouncing Jed for physically abusing her. This ended in court with Ai Ai filing a protection order from her ex-husband.

Senior actress Chanda Romero married non-showbiz boyfriend Jose Mari Alejandro.

Controversial doctor turned actress Maricar Reyes walked down the aisle as a June bride with crooner Richard Poon.

Katya Santos married her non-showbiz boyfriend, also in April, and is now preggy with their first child.

PBB recruit Matt Evans officially married a non-showbiz girl, Katrina Farinas, after patching things up with previous partner, Johnelline Hickins (daughter of former sexpot Coca Nicolas), with whom he has a daughter.

In October, TV host-cager Chris Tiu quietly married his non-showbiz bride named Clarisse Ong in Canada.

PBB comedian Melai Cantiveros got pregnant and married her PBB colleague Jason Fernandez in her native Gen. Santos City.

TV host China Cojuangco also exchanged I do’s with chef Gene Gonzales.

This December, those who got married before 2013 is over are Director-Congressman Lino Cayetano and volleyball belle Fille Cainglet, and Bb. Pilipinas Universe Shamcey Supsup and non-showbiz BF Lloyd Lee.

Scheduled to be married in 2014 are Yia Villania and Drew Arellano in January, Karylle Tatlonghari and Yael Yuzon in March, Boots Anson Roa and Atty. King Rodrigo in June.

Jericho Rosales proposed to TV host Kim Jones in public and initially announced they’ll have a wedding in January, but since then, there has been a change of plans.

Also said to be seriously thinking of walking down the aisle are John Prats (who’s previously linked to Heart Evangelista, Rachelle Ann Go, Shaina Magdayao) and Isabel Oli (once on with Paolo Contis)


In the matter of same sex-romances, Writer Jun Lana and TV exec Perci Intalan formalized their 10-year relationship with a same sex marriage in New York in October. Aiza Seguerra is now very open about her relationship with beauty queen-actress Liza Dino, while Charice Pempengco also came out this year and admitted her romance with singer Alyssa Quijano who she mentored in “X-Factor Philippines”.