Dingdong Dantes recalls the first time he met Marian

Dingdong’s reaction meeting Marian for the first time.

Dingdong Dantes recalls the first time he met Marian for Working Mom Magazine.

Marian did not remember but Dingdong did “She definitely left a mark.” He said.

Marian and Dingdong were introduced to eachother by Gabby Eigenmann. Dingdong once described after seeing Marian that she looks like an angel who came down from heaven.

“I was hosting that time, introducing Gigsters. Kasi we would often turnover SOP to SOP Gigsters – ‘yon ang kosepto ng show. Kausap ko kasi si Gabby Eigenmann noong time na ‘yon. So,Gabby,being my brother…”

Dingdong reenacts his best friend Gabby’s meaningful look, which we assume to mean Gabby was pointing out then newbie Marian to him.

“We had an understanding. Parang anghel lang na biglang bumama! Parang gano’n. Because she really stood out….”


Marian actually has no memory of the very first time she and Dingdong met.

“Sabi niya nakita niya raw ako, ako dedma.” She says.

We were introduce to eachother, probably she didn’t remember. I did.” Dingdong says.

He added, ” i saw her from afar, she really stood out amongst the crowd. I really wanted to get to know her, she was introduced by a common friend and yun lang.  At the time there’s nothing special let but she left a mark.”

And as they say, the rest is history.