Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes prioritize family time

Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes prioritize family time despite busy schedule

/ 09:06 PM December 13, 2023

Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes and their kids Zia and Sixto. Image: Instagram/@marianrivera

Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes and their kids Zia and Ziggy. Image: Instagram/@marianrivera

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes are possibly among the busiest couples in local entertainment industry nowadays, what with the promotion of their comeback movie together, several endorsements and other projects. But the show biz royalties are not letting these get in the way of having quality time with their children, Zia and Ziggy. 

Rivera and Dantes, collectively known as “DongYan,” admittedly got their hands full with the promotion of their movie, “Rewind,” which is an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). 


“Itong mga nakaraang buwan kasi naging very busy kami sa aming trabaho. Katatapos lang ng aming movie ‘Rewind’ sa pagshoot. Pino-promote namin siya araw-araw dahil sa (December) 25 na ang MMFF, sobrang excited dahil ngayon lang ulit kami nagsama after 13 years. So ‘yung oras talaga namin sa bahay, sa mga bata medyo nabawasan,” said Dantes during their launch as brand ambassador for an electric vehicle.


Given their growing family, the primetime king noted that they are now into things that help them bond as a family, and for their children to store more core memories of them together.

“Kaya ngayon na may panahon kami, looking forward kami sa mga bagong memories, mga bagong exciting memories na pwede namin gawin together. Malaking bagay na nagagawa namin siya ng magkakasama kaya sa pamamagitan ng bagong vehicle nakakapunta kami sa mga malalapit na lugar sa aming barangay, to do recreational stuff, or just as simple as playing in the park,” he further said.

Rivera echoed her husband’s statement, saying their free time is devoted to their children. “Sa sobrang busy ng schedule namin palagi kahit may konting oras kami ibibigay namin ‘yon sa mga anak namin kasi gusto namin talaga palagi kaming nagbobonding.”

At the same time, Dantes weighed in on the use of electric vehicles in relation to the environment and safety. He said that e-cars are not meant to be used in going to far places or even in highways.

“Lahat naman po tayo may kanya-kanyang responsibilidad sa lipunan, sa ating pamilya, sa isat-isa, so kung ano po talaga ‘yung akma sa inyong sariling gamit, maaapply po talaga ‘yon. For us, specifically, ‘yung use niya talaga ay for not so far places, malalapit na lugar lang,” he said.

“Kasi definitely hindi naman namin dadalhin sa Baguio, ‘to bawal naman talaga siya sa highway. Mahalaga pa rin talaga na isipin natin, let’s be mindful of our responsibilities as people on the road, as responsible users of this kind of vehicle, kasi meron po talagang tamang lugar sa mga ganitong vehicle,” the actor added.


Incidentally, in their new film “Rewind,” which is produced by Star Cinema, the Danteses will play the role of an estranged couple who are transported to the past following a car crash. 

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