Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera got married on December 30, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao, Quezon City. They held their wedding reception at the MOA Arena.
Now, 25 days after the grand wedding, the couple is back from their honeymoon abroad. But before going to Rome and Spain, the two took Marian’s father, Francisco Javier Gracia, to Boracay.
Dingdong said it was always their intention to bring Marian’s father to the island-resort since he hasn’t been there. They are glad he was able to appreciate the island.
The actor said they already had their man-to-man talk when he asked for Marian’s hand in marriage. Now, it’s really more of an enjoyment for them to spend time with each other.
When they were in Rome, they decided to go to Vatican City to be a part of the audience of Pope Francis. It happens every Wednesday. Dingdong said their “pink” ticket was the most important ticket of their lives because it allowed them to be blessed by the Pope.
This was before the pontiff visited the Philippines.
Since it was too cold in Vatican that day, the audience happened inside the Church. Dingdong and Marian weren’t able to get an advance ticket, but they met a Filipino working there who helped them gain one.
Although they weren’t in the Philippines to join in the celebration of welcoming the pontiff, Dingdong said they were happy to be included in his final blessing.
Since they visted Marian’s family in Spain, Dingdong got to meet some of her other relatives. They had a “reception” there where he was able to get to know most of her family members on her dad’s side.
Dingdong felt their honeymoon was just right. He doesn’t want to be gone too long because it felt like they were neglecting their responsibilities. But at the same time, they were able to enjoy themselves in the trip.
Although they are now married, Dingdong said they haven’t felt the full adjustment period yet. It’s a life-long process, he said, adding that there are no templates to become a good husband or a good wife.
They will both learn on this journey.
Are they planning for a baby already? Dingdong said he does not have an answer to that. All he wants is to be blessed with whatever decision God will make for them.
All of these things will come at the right time. They are both excited with the thought of having a baby because they both love kids.
How is Marian as a wife? Everything is normal for now, the actor said, adding that they will write their story as they go along the way.
However, Dingdong said he always knew Marian will be the best wife for him.