Being in a relationship with a showbiz personality is somewhat far-fetched for most of us. Imagine, having a famous and good-looking celebrity as your beau would make you a talk of the town, and perhaps be envied by many.
However, there's a catch. You will be under the glare of the spotlight most of the time, and unfortunately be under the scrutiny of the prying public. Despite this, however, such people choose to love these celebrities not because of their popularity or their physical attributes, but because of the incredible persons that they are.
Here are the Kapamilya stars who achieved peaceful and happy lives with their lifelong partners who are not from showbiz.
Even before he soared to ultimate stardom as "Papa Chen" in the 2011 series My Binondo Girl, he has been happily married to his supportive wife Melody, who used to work as a flight stewardess for a prominent airlines.
Unbeknownst to us, their relationship was initially hindered by his father because he wanted him to marry someone they chose for him -- the typical tradition among Chinese families. During the presscon of his movie “Mano Po 7: Tsinoy,” he divulged that his stubbornness cost him his claim to their family business, but they eventually reconciled when they gave birth to their son Dylan, the only male offspring among their grandchildren who would bring the family name.
They are celebrating their silver anniversary this year.
Despite getting occupied with their respective endeavors, Sam Pinto and Azkals forward Misagh Bahadoran are still able to find ways to hang out or spend time with each other through watching movies, eating lunch or dinner together, and vacationing at Sam's boutique resort L'Sirene in Baler, Aurora.
Sam and Misagh are going strong for two years now.
The actress-rocker has found her very own "oppa" in her sweet and understanding businessman boyfie Anthony Ng. Proof of this is the surprise birthday party Anthony threw for Arci that was attended by people close to her heart and the block screenings he organizes every time she has a movie. Speaking in a presscon, she imparted that in their relationship, it is the first time when she totally feels like a girl because she's the one being taken care of instead of being the one who pampers her man.
Thus, it's not surprising if she gets too smitten over him and be open with the idea of walking down the aisle with him.
After being together for years, he and his longtime non-showbiz partner Kukai Guevarra finally tied the knot via a solemn church wedding in December 2017 at the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, Parañaque City. They are now proud parents to a cute toddler and the actor's kids from his past affairs.
It seems that volleyball superstar Mika Reyes hit the young actor really hard as he admitted to entertainment site PUSH early last year that he needed to adjust his personality in order to keep the balance in their relationship.
Just like other couples, they, too, have a love-hate affair and were initially disapproved by her parents. But these only made them stronger and intensified their affection for one another.
They met during the former De La Salle Lady Spiker's guesting on ASAP a few years ago.
This timeless beauty is now blooming more than ever and her heart beating like it never did before. When asked about the secret behind her blissful, two-year romance with Macky Mathay, Sunshine revealed in Magandang Buhay that he is consistent in showing his love since he first professed his feelings for her.
Besides, the political family scion also never fails to extend his admiration and unwavering support to her three daughters with ex-husband Cesar Montano—Samantha, Angelina, and Angel—by attending their important life events.
After seven years of being together, the up-and-rising action star finally popped the question to his "everything", the one who brought answers and meaning to his life, his conscience, his driving force, his inspiration, his motivation, his "baby", his love, and his soul mate -- Anna Mabasa -- last July 8.
In an interview with Magandang Buhay, he recounted that he was able to get her sweet "yes" to be his girlfriend through the first present he gave her -- a pink umbrella with surprise strips of sweet messages and texted her afterwards: "Gusto mo bang paulanan kita ng pagmamahal ko?" Suave!
Theirs is obviously a case of opposites attract. While Alex is admired because of her wit, wackiness, and versatility, her boyfriend Mikee Morada is her total opposite because of his reserved and peace-loving nature.
Speaking to Magandang Buhay momshies, Alex said she met him through their mutual friend, Piolo Pascual. Alex also revealed the non-showbiz dude's strong crush on her. At first, sparks were not flying for her, until he absolutely impressed her with his unbelievable efforts, such as surprising Alex by showing up at her dinner with her friends on a night he was celebrating his birthday.
Eyebrows might have been raising ever since It's Showtime's Sample King confessed their relationship together, but he and Maia Leviste Azores prove that their love could really conquer all. Although they have a 15-year age gap, they are able to withstand the controversies and challenges hand-in-hand and grow sweeter and sturdier throughout their seven years as a couple.
It's truly challenging for celebrities to veer their affairs away from the public eye, but not Enzo, who has been successful in keeping his best friend and mi amore of three years Leonora Virata away from the spotlight.
In one of his interviews, he said that keeping their relationship private and low-key makes him enjoy every moment of it.
Age wasn't also an issue for the seasoned actress when she chose to settle down with her longtime friend Norman Crisologo, an art curator. With 15 years between them, this didn't hinder them to have a happy and beautiful union, which spawned to the birth of their adorable firstborn Olivia Ines.
During one of her Magandang Buhay appearances, she revealed that they have been friends for four years and she even used to push him to one of her friends. However, he declined and invited her on a date instead.
Since they weren't married yet when their baby girl arrived, she disclosed being anxious, thinking that it was the height of her career and he might leave him. But he extinguished that by giving her a promise ring with two stones that represent her and their daughter when she was still pregnant.
The talented actor felt truly blessed in 2016 when he received one of the most amazing blessings the universe has bestowed him -- his pretty girlfriend Jana Roxas.
They met during a house warming party at her new home in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna where he was invited by his friends.
In their two years as a couple, he disclosed in Tonight with Boy Abunda that the greatest gift he has ever given to her was their unplanned vacation trip to the US, which was her first time and where she was able to see her biological American dad after 27 years.
With her sexy figure and youthful glow, it's definitely surprising to know that the Ngayon at Kailanman star is already a mother to five beautiful children with her husband of 15 years, Canadian-Ukranian Brian Poturnak.
In one of their media interviews together many years ago, they divulged that they got introduced by their common friends while in a group date and their romance started out as one-sided, with him relentlessly pursuing her through frequent phone calls since he worked overseas, while she considered him only as a friend. But after calling it quits with her former flame, they dated for two years and had their first child in 2001, two years before tying the knot.
The Itchyworms vocalist's romance with his awesome wife Andie Aguirre is indeed one of the cutest we've ever heard.
In her surprise appearance on his birthday tribute on It's Showtime, she imparted that they met on their band's guesting on the radio show she formerly hosted. Since then, they became friends and officially became an item during the event spearheaded by a now-defunct radio station in 2006.
Unlike many couples, Jugs and Andie weren't able to travel with only two of them together because her conservative parents didn't allow them, until their engagement in 2013. They exchanged "I dos" in 2015.
A lot of couples have broken up for being in a long distance relationship, but not the Halik leading lady and her boyfie of four years, California-based businessman Miguel CuUnjieng.
In her conversation with the King of Talk Boy Abunda, she confessed that it was a love at first sight for them. However, it got impeded when he had to leave the Philippines to pursue his master's degree in the US for two years.
When asked how this complicated setup works out for them, Yam said that their trust, constant communication, deep foundation, and focus on growing as individuals absolutely contributed to their continuously thriving romance.
From his intense and serious portrayals in teleseryes and movies, we are able to get a glimpse of his soft and funny side through his appearances in the video blogs of his beauty vlogger girlfriend Crisha Uy.
They met in a party where the hunk actor kept on following her wherever she went. Even though that night ended without them being formally introduced, Joem was still able to contact her through their mutual friend ex-Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash Edition housemate April Sun.
They have been inseparable since then and have remained in love for seven years now.
Aside from vlogging, they also enjoy hitting the gym and dining together, with Crisha in-charge of cooking while Joem in washing the dishes.
His gorgeous "Lablab" is not only a visible online, but on television as well, as she already starred in some commercials and teleseryes. Plus, she's also a professional makeup artist.
Who would forget his whimsical, astonishing, and heartwarming televised nuptials with her lovely wife Jasmine as part of his Magpasikat performance with Jugs and Vice Ganda on It’s Showtime?
However, unbeknownst to us, the couple had faced to a lot of challenges before finally reaching their happily ever after.
Speaking to Magandang Buhay momshies, the Rocksteddy frontman revealed that theirs was a whirlwind romance because they became a couple on the same day they met.
Being young and deeply in love, they eloped and tied the knot under a civil ceremony, which really disappointed her mom.
In their 10 years of being together, which brought two adorable kiddos Phoebe Angelica and Theodore John, he eventually turned out to be their most favorite in-law.
Another pair with a huge age difference in this roster are host-actress Erika Padilla and Filipino-American coach and retired professional baller Jeffrey Cariaso.
They met when she was just starting out as a courtside reporter in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in 2011. Despite their 14-year age gap, she stated in an interview that their maturity and personality make them very much compatible.
They were married through a civil ceremony at the San Francisco City Hall in California in 2017. Their bouncing baby boy Greyson was also born last year.
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The FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano star has never let his girl Shanna Retuya walk alone and has always made her feel at home in his arms and heart, especially now that they are engaged.
With the famous Singapore Flyer as their backdrop, he popped out the question and didn’t fail in getting her highly-anticipated “Yes”.
Going through their respective Instagram accounts, it’s already obvious in their photos that their longtime romance will lead to the altar.
In her vow during their wedding in 2014, his wife Kathy Kimberly Saga confessed, “I didn’t expect that they would end up with each other because we are not exactly a match made in heaven. There are a lot of times I thought of giving up but it was my love for you that pushed me to fight and work hard for this relationship. Here, in front of you, I can say that it was all worth it”.
Amidst their differences, they are able to overcome them all and the challenges that come their way because they consider each other as their best friend and they put God at the center of their union.
They have been together for almost a decade before they decided to get married in 2014. Fueling their continuously burning and growing love for each other are their cute sons Jace Kyler and John Kody.
In this world wherein the only thing constant is change, it’s almost impossible to find genuine and unconditional affection. Thus, the It’s Showtime host is blessed enough to meet the woman who would give him undying love and support amid the controversies he got involved in the past years – his girlfriend for a decade Tanya Bautista.
They met in the set of the 2008 romantic comedy flick “My Only U,” where Vhong was Toni Gonzaga’s leading man while she was one of the scriptwriters.
On their anniversary in 2016, he posted a recreated poster of it with her face replacing Toni’s and captioned it: “First time ko gumawa ng movie na romcom. Dito ko nakilala ang babaeng nag-aalaga, nagpapasaya, at nagmamahal sa akin nang sobra-sobra! Kaya ang title na “My Only U” ay nababagay sa’yo (Tanya) dahil nag-iisa ka lang na gumawa n’yan sa buong buhay ko. Mahal na mahal kita! Happy Anniversary!”
As they are able to maintain their relationship strong through the years, many are excited to see them walk down the aisle and hear wedding bells soon! However, he has been mum about his proposal and marriage plans, but believes that she’s already his forever.
Celebrities may be prominent and popular, but they are people like everyone wanting to be loved and finding the one person with whom they want to spend the rest of their lives. And for the aforementioned celebrities, their forever was found just around the corner.