Lovely Abella admits being ‘lost’ before meeting husband Benj Manalo: ‘Di naging madali’
Days after tying the knot with Benj Manalo, Lovely Abella opened up on how she and her husband struggled individually before they crossed paths.
Both Abella and Manalo felt “lost” as they did not know where their lives were going back then, the actress disclosed on Instagram yesterday, Jan. 26.
“Lahat ay naging emotional sa araw ng aming kasal, di maganda pareho ang direksiyon ng buhay namin ni Benj, di namin alam kung paano ba magiging maganda o maging maayos ang lahat,” Abella said.
(Everyone got emotional on our wedding day. Both my life and Benj’s were both heading in the wrong direction, we did not know how we could make it better or fix everything.)
“[Hanggang] sa nagkakilala kami pareho naming pinagusapan kung ano ang gusto naming marating, di man madali lahat pero kung kinakapitan ninyo ang isa’t isa nagiging matagumpay,” she added.
(And when we met, we talked about what we both want to achieve. Though it is not easy, as long you hold on to each other, you will be successful.)
Tingnan ang post na ito sa Instagram
Abella’s post came with photos from the wedding on Jan. 23, aptly showing the newlyweds and their guests shed tears as the two tied the knot.
“Di naging madali sa amin lahat ng bagay, di umaayon sa amin ang panahon, pero pag pinagdadasal ninyong dalawa di man umayon, naaayos naman at nagiging masaya.. at yun ang importante ang Masaya kayong dalawa sa kung ano man ang kapalarang binubuo ninyo,” Abella stressed.
(Things were not easy for us. Time was not on our side. But when you both pray for it even though it does not match what you want, everything gets better and happier… and that is what is important: for both of you to be happy whatever destiny you are shaping.)
“Kaya pala talagang umiyak [nang] masaya akala ko dati nagagawa lang yun sa harapan ng camera pero iba to galing sa Puso ang sarap sa pakiramdam,” she added.
(It turns out that was why happy tears were shed. I thought that could only be done in front of the camera but it really is something else when it is from the heart.)
Abella and Manalo’s wedding organizer, Maxine Covar Events, earlier revealed that they only had 10 days to plan the actors’ wedding, even though they have been a couple since 2015. JB
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