Kapamilya Snaps: 9 actors who found love outside showbiz

With how complicated and grueling it could be, it is perceived that finding true love in show business is difficult and impossible. Thus, there are some celebrities who seemingly prefer to have a romantic affair outside the limelight, such as the 10 actors listed in this Kapamilya Snaps feature, who have found true love in people from a totally different ‘world.’

Jhong Hilario

It was in 2014 when Jhong first opened up about his relationship with Maia Leviste-Azores, who he met on the set of the 2010 remake of the classic soap opera Mara Clara.In one of his interviews, the It’s Showtime host recounted that she was an on-the-job-trainee then, while he was among the ensemble cast. They may used to have an against all odds love affair then and have a 15-year age gap between them, but they’re able to overcome the challenges they went through.

And now, the couple has been together for over a decade and proud parents to their one-year-old firstborn Sarina Oceania.

JC de Vera

He may be one of the popular actors in the local entertainment scene, but JC has managed to keep his personal life lowkey, including his marriage to his longtime partner Rikkah Cruz. We were only able to find out about it through his candid conversation with La Vida Lena co-star Erich Gonzales uploaded on her YouTube channel last year, wherein he revealed that they’ve been actually married since 2018.

In September 2021, the couple, who first crossed paths at a party, fulfilled their dream of having a gorgeous church ceremony that was attended by their family and close friends, which include their four-year-old unica hija Lana Athena.

JC Santos

Just in case you’re still hesitant to ‘fess up to your crush or discouraged after getting “busted” by the person you’re wooing, you may want to learn from JC, who delightfully ended up with his highschool crush Shyleena Herrera. In a media interview, JC reminisced about how they got reconnected after 15 years through social media and their unexpected reunion in Pampanga, from which they had a fresh start.

They got married in September 2019 and now has an adorable two-year-old daughter they named River Aletheia.

Joross Gamboa

Their relationship may have gone through a lot of setbacks and challenges, but Joross and his wife Katz are able to overcome those hand-in-hand. They’d been together for more than five years when they tied the knot in November 29, 2014 through a church ceremony attended by their family and friends, which include Sandara Park, Melissa Ricks, Ketchup Eusebio, JM de Guzman, Direk Cathy Garcia, and Direk Olive Lamasan.

The Hoy Love You star and his lovely wife now has two sons, Jace Kyler and John Kody.

Nikko Natividad

We all know him as one of the kilig ambassadors as part of It’s Showtime’s very own boy group Hashtag. Thus, he surprised many when he finally revealed during his stint in Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 in 2016 that he already has a one-year-old child named Aiden Seagal to his beloved girlfriend. When asked by Kuya is reason for hiding it, Nikko said that it’s to protect his career since he was only starting then.

After keeping their relationship private for years, Nikko and his partner Cielo Mae Eusebio proudly sealed their love by tying the knot in November 2021, with their son Aiden, who’s now seven years old, as one of the witnesses.

Joko Diaz

He may be abhorred as a kontrabida in the teleseryes and films he starred in, but Joko is actually admired as a doting family man behind the cameras.

The Mars Ravelo’s Darna actor has been married to his wife Abby, a former flight attendant, to whom he has two adorable and talented children named Ashley and Pacquie. In one of his recent Instagram posts, he expressed how proud he is of her for finishing her master’s degree in Public Administration.

Cris Villanueva

While his character Kap Rosales’ romance with Gelli de Belen’s Margie in 2 Good 2 Be True bloomed with them being frenemies, Cris disclosed in Magandang Buhay that he and his wife Zharine went straight to marriage after being best friends for a long time. Although her mom was initially not in favor of him and their hasty marriage, but they’re still able to make it.

And after many blissful years of being together, the couple are blessed with six amazing kids.

Romnick Sarmenta

Romnick has found a new love in former actress Barbara Ruaro, who he met on the set of a project that they both used to be a part of. The beginning of their relationship may be marred with controversies, but they were able to overcome those as they’ve been #alwaystogether.

The 2 Good 2 Be True actor and his beloved partner welcomed their first child Raza Mikella together in February 2021.

Dominic Ochoa

In the past 26 years that he’s been in showbiz, the seasoned actor has succeeded in keeping his personal life away from the public eye – except his marriage with celebrity makeup artist Denise Go in December 2008. They met when she became his makeup artist for an event, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Three years after, they were blessed to have their unico hijo Sandro who was born in 2011.

These Kapamilya actors are proofs that nothing is definitely impossible when it comes to true love.