Because there’s always a reason to celebrate all kinds of love
When Heart Evangelista followed her heart and wed the love of her life, Chiz Escudero.
Heart and Chiz’s love story began in 2012, and unlike the fairytale romances we’re used to, theirs was often plagued with intrigue. But the pair stood strong against all odds; “Now, I believe I already have the right to decide how to live my life, who to love and who to be with,” once said the actress in an interview.
In February 2015 the couple proved that love indeed conquers all when they officially became husband and wife in a ceremony held in the dreamy island of Balesin.
When Pauleen Luna and Vic Sotto finally tied the knot.
When news broke that Pauleen Luna and Vic Sotto were dating, many expressed heir disapproval, mainly because of the couple’s 34-year age gap. But as they say, love knows no bounds. And despite the hardships they faced along the way, Bossing and Poleng stayed together. The pair eventually tied the knot last January in a beautiful celebration that brought guests and us spectators to tears.
When Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico taught us not to take #relationshipgoals too seriously.
Solenn and Nico are the perfect couple. No, not just because they’re beautiful people and share the same level of passion for fitness and traveling, but because they are able to balance their romance with jokes and pranks (care of Nico of course) that will make you laugh out loud. And in the age of social media, where everything is curated to perfection, @nicobolzico’s #wifezilla posts with witty captions to boot, are always a breath of fresh air.
When Joey and Angelina Mead King showed us what #loveislove means.
Joey and Ian have been together for over a decade and have managed to keep their relationship private until Ian decided to come out as Angelina (Angie for short), a trans woman in 2016. “You can’t stop a charging train. So you jump along. I’m going in for the ride. It’s going to be a roller coaster, but I’m going to ride it until the wheels fall off—because I have fought hard for our love. We’ve been together for ten years, and I’m not fazed by how Ian, Angie, my wife, my partner, my soulmate—all these titles—I’m not fazed by how you will look. Nothing. I don’t see it. I just see that I love you. And that’s how it’s always been,” Joey once said in an interview. The Mead-Kings have since become the poster couple of #loveislove.
When Tim Yap proposed to the love of his life.
Times are a-changin’—scratch that. Change is now and many of us have learned to make bolder and braver decisions when it comes to love. “When you have a good thing, you have to make it last forever,” said Tim Yap right before he popped the question to longtime partner Javi Martinez Pardo during his Miss Universe-themed birthday bash in 2017. The best part and perhaps the best birthday gift anyone could ever get? A sweet resounding, ‘yes!’
Art Alexandra Lara