Dingdong Dantes shares his third wedding anniversary gift for his wife, Marian Rivera.
This is a video that tells their love story. It’s been three years since the two got married on December 30, 2014
The 33-year-old Kapuso actress related the story behind Dingdong’s anniversary gift to her.
“Ako yung na-touched sa kanya. [I was touched.]
“Sabi niya sa akin, ‘Mahal, may gift ako sa ‘yo, pero hindi materyal na bagay, pero buong puso kong ginawa. [He said, “Love, I have a gift for you. It’s not a material thing but I made it with all my heart.]
“Sabi ko, ‘Ay, ano ‘yan? Halika.’ [And I said, “What’s that?]
“Tapos, bago niya ipapanood sa akin, nangingilid yung luha niya. [Before he showed it to me, he got teary-eyed.]
“Sabi ko, ‘Ano kaya ito?’ Tapos binigay na niya sa akin.” [I wondered what it was. And then he gave it to me.]
It was a video of Marian and Dingdong’s personal journey.
Patuloy ni Marian, “So, pagtingin ko, music pa lang, humihikbi na ako. [So, when I saw it and right after I heard the music, I cried instantly.]
“Hanggang sa nakita ko yung pinagdaanan namin, yung wedding namin na ang sarap panoorin… [Until I saw our journey, our wedding, it was nice to watch…]
“Hanggang sa humagulgol na ako nung si Zia na yung lumabas. [Until I cried when Zia was shown in the video.]
“Dun ko lalo na-realize na ang sarap ng family na ito. [That’s when I realized, this is a great family.]
“Tsaka yung mga message niya sa akin dun, sabi ko nga, bihira lang… [And his message, it’s not often…]
“Example, kilala niyo naman si Dong, e. [You know Dong.]
“Bihira lang ‘yan na magsalita ng talagang tungkol sa amin, or pag may interview, mga pasingit-singit lang ‘yan. [He doesn’t talk much about us or when there’s an interview, he’d just mention us for a bit.]
“So, dun sa video, ibinuhos niya ang mga gusto niya talagang sabihin sa akin. [So, in that video, he shared all that he wanted to tell me.]
“Actually, pagkapanood ko nung video, sabi niya sa akin, ‘Gusto ko itong i-share sa iba, puwede ba?’
[When I watched, he immediately asked me, ‘I want to share this, can I?’]
“Gusto daw niyang i-share kung gaano niya ako kamahal. Sabi ko, ‘Go!’
[He said he wanted to share how much he loves me. And I said, Go!]
“Ay, sandali, natatapakan niyo ang buhok ko!” [Hang on, you’re stepping on my hair.] Marian playfully said.
When she got teased that her hair is already reaching GMA,
“Hindi lang, hanggang sa Spain nga, e, sa tatay ko, abot!” [Not just there, even until Spain, til my father!]
She shared that even his dad watched the video. “Actually, ibinigay niya sa akin iyon [December] 30, 31…
Kasi ang buong family namin, nasa bahay—family ko sa Cavite tsaka family ni Dong. Kumpleto kami every New Year.
[Actually he gave it to me on December 30 or 31. All of our family members were at home in Cavite, his family and mine. We were complete last New Year.]
“Bago kami kumain, sabi ni Dong, ‘Gusto kong ipapanood ito sa inyo.’ [Before we ate, he said, ‘I want you to watch this]
“Gusto niya, bago niya i-share sa lahat ng tao, sa family muna namin. [He wanted to share it to us before he shares it with everyone.]
“Tapos sabi niya sa akin, ‘Sana palagi mo ‘yang panoorin para malaman mo kung gaano kita kamahal.’ [And then he said to me, “I hope you always watch this so you always know how much I love you.]
“Kasi minsan, siyempre in a relationship, hindi naman palaging ano kayo, chill kayo. [Because of course in a relationship, you’re not always chill.]
answer. “No, just a simple gift.”