Amidst the multitudes who don’t believe in forever anymore and have developed bitterness towards love, it’s really a delight to see couples whose relationships have gone strong despite the trials and challenges they went through. Especially in the world of show business, where finding forever is rare.
However, the following celebrity couples have proven to us that showbiz is indeed not a hopeless place to find true love!
Paul Jake Castillo and Kaye Abad
Their friendship started when they co-starred in the 2010 romantic-drama series Precious Hearts Romances Presents Alyna, and went on even when the show was over. By that time, Kaye didn’t have an inkling that Paul Jake was interested in a relationship and since they were really close friends, they didn’t even need a courtship stage to eventually become a couple. Although Kaye had hesitations at first due to her past relationship experiences, she still said yes and since then, they’ve been traveling and enjoying every sporting activities together.
They tied the knot on December 9, 2016 in Cebu and a baby is already on the way.
Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia
It all started on It’s Showtime where they became co-hosts and friends. But that connection flourished into a very sweet romance which they both admitted on the July 24, 2014 episode of the show. Three years as a couple, the two have proven that no rumors nor hectic schedules could ever tear them apart. They would still be able to find time for each other. They are now officially engaged and set to wed next year.
Ali Khatibi and Cristine Reyes
It was in 2005 when they first met through their common friend, musician Champ Lui Pio, but it was on their second meeting in 2012 when the spark between them ignited as Ali trained Cristine for martial arts and frequently hung out together with their friends.
Theirs was an example of a “you-and-me-against-the-world” love story as Ali’s party, particularly his friends, initially opposed their relationship. But their strong affection kissed those doubts away and proved that they’re indeed the right one for each other.
They are now a picture of marital bliss and a happy family with their daughter Baby Amarah after tying the knot in January 2016.
Ina Raymundo and Brian Poturnak
In their interviews, the couple recalled that they actually didn’t get along well on the very first night they met. Ina admitted that she wasn’t really interested with white guys and she still had a boyfriend that time. On the other hand, Brian, a Canadian-Ukranian business consultant, proudly said that he was so smitten with her since that night he frequently contacted her. Their relationship officially started in 2000 and they now have five adorable kids.
Raising a bicultural family is definitely difficult, but they’re able to raise their kids well with Ina and Brian’s joint effort and they’re always able to find a common ground.
Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff
Throughout their six-year relationship, Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff have successfully kept their personal lives private, only giving their followers small dits. They started off as friends, since Erwan is the younger brother of one of Anne’s close pal Solenn until the It’s Showtime star acknowledged their relationship in 2011. Difference in interests and personalities didn’t hinder their continuously growing romance and they’re able to knock down all the issues thrown at them hand-in-hand. They let us join their trips through their travel diaries on Instagram as they are now happily engaged.
Sam Pinto and Misagh Bahadoran
As an Azkals player, Misagh didn’t just impressively score goals during their games, but with Sam’s heart as well. They’ve been dating since 2015 and has been enjoying each other’s company since then. During their breaks, the two go out-of-town and often visit La Union to go surfing.
Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati
Sarah and Richard’s are indeed not only #CoupleGoals, but #ParentingGoals as well. As young parents, the two have already set the bar when it comes to modern parenthood. Amidst their busy schedules due to consecutive projects, they make sure that they still have time for their family. Their relationship began in 2012 and has been surrounded with controversies, such as the issue between their parents. Although they aren’t married yet, the two have always been happy and contented with their relationship and as doting parents to their bundle of joy, Zion.
Beauty Gonzales and Norman Crisologo
They’ve been together since 2014, when Ellen Adarna introduced art curator Norman to Beauty, and are now blessed with a cute baby girl Olivia. The two have successfully maintained their relationship low-key, until their engagement and marriage early this year. Although Olivia came first before their wedding, Norman gave her a promise ring as a sign of his loyalty to her.
Andi Eigenmann and Emilio Arambulo
In her recent guesting in Magandang Buhay, Andi shared that she met Emilio on his sister’s birthday. Initially, Emilio didn’t have any inkling on who she is but chatted with her that night. As they became closer, it took a while before Andi decided to give romance another shot and their relationship to bloom to a higher level. She delightedly shared that Emilio wholeheartedly embraced her whole personality and accepted her despite having a kid, being in show business, and facing legal battles. Their relationship has been marred with various issues and allegations but Andi strongly defends him all throughout. He’s actually helping her in taking care of Ellie, who considered him as her best friend, and introduced her to surfing which she loves doing now.
In a recent interview in Tonight With Boy Abunda, Andi said that she’s looking forward to a bright future with him.
Sunshine Garcia and Alex Castro
Sunshine Garcia had always avoided relationships but the former Sexbomb Girl and Banana Sundae mainstay got smitten with Alex Castro because of his irresistible charm and those characteristics she always wanted in a partner. While both are busy with their respective careers, their romance keeps on burning and they’re always there to support each other’s endeavours and accomplishments. When asked on why “Hubby and Wifey” are their terms of endearment? It’s because they see themselves spending the rest of their lives together.
Maxene Magalona and Robby Mananquil
These jetsetter couple has put #RelationshipGoals on a different level as they strut the streets of every country they visit in style. In one of her interviews, Maxene admitted that she already had a crush on Rob even before they got to know each other as she went to various music festivals to watch her sister Saab’s band. Having a common penchant for music, with Rob being the guitarist of local band Pulso, the two immediately clicked right after he randomly messaged her online. They’ve been together for two years now and got engaged last February 14, 2017.
These couples have always inspired us in reaching those #RelationshipGoals, but more than that, they show how much we should accept and take risks in moving forward with our romantic journeys. And through it all, they have all brought forth what is essential—staying together through thick and thin, no matter what.