Marian Rivera admits Dingdong Dantes not her type back then: ‘Walang magic, walang spark’
Marian Rivera looked back on how she and her husband, actor Dingdong Dantes, first met, saying that he was nearly her “hate person” back then.
Rivera recounted how she didn’t feel anything upon meeting Dantes in the audition of the GMA TV series “Marimar,” in an exclusive interview with celebrity hairstylist Celeste Tuviera, as seen on Tuviera’s YouTube channel yesterday, April 2. The actress even compared Dantes to a “goat” because of his facial hair.
“Trabaho lang kaming dalawa. Wala kaming space for ‘Ay ang cute niya, ay ang ganda niya,'” Rivera said. “Walang magic, walang spark. Wala at all. Wala talaga.”
(The two of us were just working. We did not have time for things like, “Oh he’s cute, oh she’s pretty.” There was no magic, no spark. There was really nothing.)
Rivera then admitted that she did not think that she would end up with him, describing him as someone she somehow “hated” at the time.
“Ayoko sabihing hate but close to ‘hate person’ ko siya. In Tagalog, hindi ko sukat akalain na siya ang mapapangasawa ko, to be honest,” she stated. “Hindi ko siya type e. Hindi siya gwapo sa paningin ko.”
(I do not want to say that I hate him but he was close to my “hate person.” In Tagalog, I really did not expect that he would be my husband, to be honest. He was really not my type. He was not handsome to me.)
“Pero alam mo ‘yon, hindi ko siya gusto, walang love at first sight or anything pero unti-unting nag-360 ‘yung paningin ko sa kanya, nakita ko na ang bait pala niyang tao,” she added.
(But you know, I really did not like him then, there was no love at first sight or anything but the way I see him eventually turned 360 degrees. I eventually saw that he’s a good person.)
Rivera also talked about how Dantes courted her, as well as how she eventually fell for him through his sincere gestures.
Rivera and Dantes tied the knot in a “royal wedding” held at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Quezon City in 2014. They have two children, Zia and Sixto. JB
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