Arguably, there are some of us who see ourselves settling down and building our own families in our late 20s. However, there are others who are either not able to push through with that plan or are not really in rush to walk down the aisle as they opt to strike while the iron is hot with regards to their careers.
But, more often than not, love just knocked on their doors a bit late as they only found “the one” when they’re already in their 30s and 40s – just like the celebrities listed in this Kapamilya Snaps feature!
Judy Ann Santos tied the knot with Ryan Agoncillo when she was 30.
She started out in showbiz as a child star, yet Judy Ann only met the love of her life – Ryan – in 2004 while working together in the superhero series Krystala. They apparently hit it off right away and became a couple not long after. They announced their engagement in 2008 and exchanged “I dos” in a private ceremony held in San Juan, Batangas on April 28, 2009, when she was 30 years old.
They decided to renew their vows on their 7th wedding anniversary in 2016, which their three kids Yohan, Lucho, and Luna were able to witness. The couple marks the 13th year of their marriage this year, with the Primetime Drama Queen posting their wedding photos and captioned it, “13 years married.. 18 years together.. 2 years na lang, 2 dekada na tayong magkapiling.. best decision ever! Through ups and downs, back pains and stiff necks.. life with you and our little ones.. will always be my greatest blessing.. i love you with all my heart.. @ryan_agoncillo (sic)”.
Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez were already in their 40s when they got married
Their romance may have a complicated start, yet Regine and Ogie are able to attest to the Pinoy adage, “Sa hinahaba man ng prusisyon, sa simbahan din ang tuloy.” They had a star-studded garden wedding ceremony on December 22, 2010, which was held in Nasugbu, Batangas. The Asia’s Songbird was 40, while the esteemed singer-songwriter was 43.
The two OPM icons and ASAP Natin ‘To mainstays have been creating sweet music together for 12 years now, and were blessed with a son named Nate.
Jolina Magdangal had her dream wedding with Mark Escueta at 33 years old
After bumping into each other at a studio in 2009, love eventually bloomed between Jolina and Mark as they became in a relationship. The Rivermaya band member popped the question to the multi-hyphenate actress in June 2011, which led to their whimsical nuptials five months later – when the Magandang Buhay host was 33 years old.
The happy and well-loved couple have been enjoying the married life for 10 years now, together with their adorable children Pele and Vika.
Jericho Rosales promised Kim Jones forever when he was 34
The prime leading man has been off the market for eight years now after getting hitched to Kim Jones in May 1, 2014 at a beachside wedding in Boracay, when he was 34 years old.
Jericho met her in 2011 after they were set up on a date by mutual friends and they obviously clicked as she became his girlfriend, until he asked her hand for marriage in August 2013. Despite being celebrities and busy with their respective careers, Jericho and Kim are able to amazingly keep their relationship low-key and strong.
John Prats and Isabel Oli were in their 30s when they exchanged “I do”
Their relationship gives hope to fans that it’s indeed possible to be married to their celebrity crushes as this is the case for this twosome! In her interviews, Isabel confessed that she’s a huge fan of John before she joined showbiz.
The two finally met in 2003 on the set of the Kapamilya series It Might Be You, but it took John a decade before he came to realize that she’s the one he wanted to marry. Two years into the relationship, he made a lot of hearts aflutter when organized a flash mob at a mall to propose to her in September 2014.
Isabel was 34 and John was 31 when they tied the knot twice – through a Catholic church and garden ceremony – in Batangas on May 16, 2015. They’ve been married for seven years now, and has three adorable kids together named Feather, Freedom, and Forest.
Anne Curtis was 33 when she became Mrs. Erwan Heussaff
After a few heartbreaks, Anne found her forever in celebrity chef Erwan. They met during a trip to Barcelona, Spain in May 2009 with their mutual friends, which includes his sister Solenn Heussaff. They started dating a year later and got engaged in December 2016.
They exchanged vows on November 12, 2017 in a garden ceremony at Thurlby Domain, Queenstown, New Zealand – when the It’s Showtime host was 33 years old. Three years after, she gave birth to their firstborn Dahlia Amelie.
Iza Calzado was 36 when she got hitched to Ben Wintle
Ben indeed came in Iza’s life at the right time when their paths initially crossed at a magazine event in 2011. And after going on a couple of dates, which included accompanying her in her hospital trips to attend to her then-ailing father, they eventually got together.
The British-Filipino entrepreneur got down on one knee in October 2017 in front of their closest family and friends, and got married through a gorgeous beach wedding in Palawan on December 19, 2018, when Iza was 36.
Vhong Navarro sealed his love for wife Tanya Bautista when he was 42
The It’s Showtime host was 42 years old when he married the ABS-CBN seasoned screenwriter in a star-studded wedding in Tokyo, Japan on November 28, 2019.
They met on the set of 2008 Star Cinema flick “My Only U,” wherein Vhong was the leading man, while Tanya was the writer. Their relationship has remained low-key and strong over the years, even amidst the challenges that their relationship had to go through, especially in their early years as a couple.
Richard Gutierrez was 36 when he became a dutiful husband to and Sarah Lahbati
This lovely couple is proof that love indeed conquers all as they still pushed through with their wedding amidst the pandemic on March 15, 2020 – a day before the community quarantine was implemented in the country. Thus, instead of the huge nuptials they initially planned, they opted for an intimate civil ceremony at a luxury hotel in Taguig. The FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano actor was 36 then.
Richard and Sarah met in 2012 when they starred in TV show together, and eventually became real-life sweethearts. Two years later, they welcomed their firstborn Zion, then their second son Kai in 2018. He proposed to her in Switzerland during their vacation in March 2017.
Sarah Geronimo became Mrs. Matteo Guidicelli when she was 33
She may have kept her personal life away from the spotlight, but Sarah wasn’t able to keep her romantic relationship a secret. And in February 2020, at the age of 33, she got married to Matteo through a private ceremony.
A certified fanboy of the Popstar Royalty, it was indeed a dream come true for the racecar driver-turned-actor to be able to work alongside her in the 2011 Star Cinema film “Catch Me…I’m In Love.” He may not be her leading man, but he still succeeded in winning her heart in real life as she confirmed in 2014 that they were already dating. And after six years of being together, Matteo decided to propose not just once, but twice.
JC de Vera was already in his 30s when he married Rikkah Cruz twice
JC was 32 when he vowed to be a good husband to his non-showbiz partner Rikkah in a private civil ceremony back in 2018, shortly before their daughter Lana Athena was born in April 2018. They had their second wedding in September 2021.
In an interview on the online talk show I Feel U, the couple shared that they met through common friends. Her walls may be initially very high when JC began talking to her, but she eventually took it down upon seeing how consistently nice he was.
Yam Concepcion said “I do” to her longtime boyfriend Miguel CuUnjieng when she was 33
Fans were indeed surprised upon hearing the news of Yam’s engagement to her non-showbiz partner Miguel in June 2021. But what’s more astonishing was when she revealed that he popped the question way back in 2018 during their holiday trip to Japan.
A month after, they got hitched aboard a yacht in New York City. Yam was 33 then.
Ara Mina was 41 when he tied the knot with Dave Almarinez
The FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano actress was indeed a blooming bride at 41 when she walked down the aisle in her dreamy wedding with businessman Dave Almarinez held in Baguio City on June 30, 2021.
They reportedly started dating in 2018 and got engaged in January 2021. It was a short engagement since they got married only six months later.
Angel Locsin decided to settle down with Neil Arce when she was 36.
Their simple yet awesome civil wedding in August 2021 was indeed one of the best news we’d ever received amid the pandemic.
From being longtime barkadas, they went on to become one of our well-loved couples. It was in 2017 when Angel revealed that she was already dating a non-showbiz guy, which was later on revealed to be Neil. Just two years later, the two delighted many with the announcement of their engagement.
Luis Manzano took Jessy Mendiola as his lawfully wedded wife when he was 40.
Forty was truly an extra special landmark age for Luis since it’s also when he exchanged vows with Jessy Mendiola. The couple announced that they were already married in April 2021, but the private ceremony actually happened earlier in February.
The I Can See Your Voice host and his gorgeous wife have been friends for quite some time before being romantically linked in early 2017. They later on confirmed dating rumors in 2017 and have been blissfully together for five years.
These Kapamilya celebrities and their partners are indeed proofs that it’s never too later for us to find love and achieve that happily ever after we’ve been dreaming of!