He might be despised in the recurring series 100 Days To Heaven because of being a treacherous subordinate to his late boss Anna Manalastas (Coney Reyes) and a domineering partner he is to Miranda (Valerie Concepcion), but seasoned actor Dominic Ochoa is definitely different from his despicable character Bobby Ramirez in real life.
By simply watching his interviews in Magandang Buhay and going through his few photos with his beloved family, it’s not hard to tell that he is indeed a doting, supportive, and awesome husband to his wife of 10 years Denise Go-Ochoa, a celebrity makeup artist and businesswoman, and dad to their adorable unico hijo Sandro.
As their family joined Bet On Your Baby in 2013, he revealed that their love story started when they met on the set of one of his commercials in 2004 wherein she was the makeup artist. On the other hand, Denise recalled getting attracted to him for his handsomeness and even told her mom that he’s the type of man someone would be very proud to introduce to her parents. Little she did know that she would be the one to do it as they eventually dated for four years before deciding to tie the knot in 2008.
But just like other marriages, theirs has not been always smooth-sailing for they have their own share of problems and misunderstandings as well. In fact, according to Dominic, they almost called it quits last 2019 due to “miscommunication”
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He honestly revealed that he and his wife are still patching things up between them after they had an upheaval because of his decision to run for public office to which, unbeknownst to him, she was highly against with. They had an intense fight on his political party’s last rally that ensued to their separation. The pain and weight he was bearing then worsen when he got lost in the elections.
“Pero at the end of the day, it’s all communication. Kailangan maganda ang komunikasyon n’yo. Kailangan iparating mo sa kanya kahit ano ang nasa isip mo. Kasi akala ko ay okay sa kanya na tumakbo ako, okay sa kanya na ganito, hindi pala. So you really need to talk about it, every single thing,” he related.
Then he added, “Mayroon tayong sinumpaan, we have to work things out. So slowly. Natutuwa ako ngayon dahil kahit ang dami naming trabaho, mayroon na kaming oras. I see it from her also that she’s trying to find ways to be with the son, to be with me, which is not her. Hindi siya ganoon dati, hindi rin ako ganoon dati. So nakikita namin ‘yong differences without telling na, o hindi na kailangang mag-away kami, hindi na gano’n. So ‘yung effort sa isa’t isa na hindi na kailangan sabihin but bago mangyari ‘yon komunikasyon ang importante.”
Go through this gallery to see how beautiful Dominic’s beloved wife is and how admirable their bond is, as seen in the photos we grabbed from Denise’s Instagram!
Relive his character Bobby Ramirez’s almost endless squabble with Madam Anna Manalastas by watching 100 Days To Heaven, weeknights after Tale of Nokdu.