Since it’s the year of the Water Snake, loads of my friends and even those who are just casual acquaintances are getting on the love lane, heading for the altar for those big “I dos.” Or they’re falling in love with a new partner, even as they have dangerous liaisons on the side, dahlings.
For Valentine’s, here are some hot twosomes around town.
Vivacious southern belle and working heiress Alana Montelibano, who, aprés three close calls at the altar, has decided, “Now I’m totally ready to settle down.” Her Mr. Right is none other than smart and sharp thinker Rep. Joey Zubiri, who says, “Alana is the one for me!”
Alana’s cousin, meanwhile, my dearest palangga Celine Lopez, once almost made it to the altar with her fiance, but decided she was not ready to settle down. Then naughty Cupid hit her in the person of an international shipping businessman based in London and Hong Kong. I thought, “Ahh, this it for my palangga,” but before I could bat my eyelash, Celine decided to be free again and traveled abroad for a while.
Loud whispers eventually came my way that, while on a trip to Rome, Celine was swept off her Chanel-heeled feet by a dashing old-wealth Italian count with an awesome account, no less. But this, too, was short-lived.
So, who will capture her heart for good? I’ll leave that to my palangga Celine to decide.
Next to have their altar date this year is my good pal GP Reyes, who has finally found his gorgeous princess in adorable TV personality Andi Manzano.
Another popular twosome set to say their “I dos” in May is artist Marivic Rufino and dashing Argentine Consul Miguel Realmonte. A constant fixture in our town’s alta sociedad scene for four years now, the pair will have a nice fun wedding on the island of Ibiza in Spain. This will be the second marriage for him, and the third for Marivic, dahlings.
Another super nice couple is southern belle Cacay Moras and her longtime steady companion Joey Server. They will become Mr. and Mrs. Server this April 13, palanggas.
Meanwhile, it took some time for one of our town’s gorgeous working heiresses to finally choose her Prince Charming, but it did happen, dahlings. Cheryl Tiu will soon change her name to Mrs. Chad Gelano, and this is one big romantic happening I will surely not miss!
One of our town’s most eligible bachelors, Kevin Tan, is also completely smitten with Michelle See. “Is this it this time?” I asked Kevin. “Yes, most definitely!” he answered.
Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff, dahlings, have been together for three years now, would you believe. Moi thinks that their secret formula is not to fall for the usual intrigues and publicity stunts of show biz.
Then there are these super-close pals of mine—stationary entrepreneur Patricia Panlilio and her beau, Ricardo Po, who have been together for… I’ve lost count now, what with their on-off romance. Out of the blue, Patricia took off for Europe with her three good-looking sons for four months, which had our town’s tongues wagging. Meanwhile, Ricardo was linked to an attractive female lawyer, among other women he was seen around town with.
Then, when Patricia got back, she and Ricardo were seen again. Well, as of this writing, this incredible love affair seems to be on again, I’m told.
The bottom line is, if they are back again, the rocky years can also be seen as love conquering all odds, right dahlings?
Then we have two extremely prominent and well-respected family names—who also happen to be very much married to their respective spouses. Yet, the pair found a stronger attraction in each other. They have been secretly going on for a while now, while the man’s wife doesn’t have the foggiest idea what’s happening behind her wealthy back. Oh, well.
There’s also this good-looking politician whose marriage we thought was as solid as a rock of Gibraltar. Then again, we were told that this politician sent a gorgeous woman, who is, now and then, in the public eye, half a car-load of long-stem roses with a card that said: “To the real rose of my life.” Wow!
Except, the lady in question apparently has no intention of having her admirer as a lover.
Oh well, dahlings, you win some, you lose some.