Being a public figure has its pros and cons.
Yes, you’ll have the fame, fortune, and perks many people are pining for, but you don’t have the freedom enjoyed by ordinary people. And things would get a lot trickier when you get romantically-involved with someone either within or outside show business.
Despite the difficulties of maintaining a relationship in this complex world, a few couples are able to keep their affairs low-key, such as Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli who are getting stronger for almost four years.
Admitting the real score between them in an interview during the victory party of her 2014 romantic-comedy flick with Coco Martin Maybe This Time got us kilig and esteemed her more because this was the first time she spoke about her relationship.
The couple first worked together when Matteo starred as the third wheel for Sarah and Gerald Anderson’s team up in the 2011 movie Catch Me, I’m In Love, which was succeeded by his guesting in the US leg of her 24SG Concert in 2013.
Although the actor-athlete had previous relationships, he’s been very vocal about his admiration to the Popstar Royalty. Thus, when he mustered enough courage to truly get to know her and face her strict parents Mommy Divine and Daddy Delfin, he finally wooed her.
In her exclusive interview with StarStudio Magazine in 2016, he shared the process he did in order to win her heart.
Their first encounter happened when his close friend Billy Crawford introduced them to each other during a show in Cebu. It was succeeded when he went out of his way to catch the singer-actress gig in Batangas and even queued with the Popsters to get a meet-and-greet.
All his efforts paid off when he finally got the sweet “yes” of his “Mahal”.
Ever since the couple’s courageous confirmation, all eyes seemed to be on them as they consistently keep mum about the further details of their relationship. Even their social media accounts couldn’t divulge anything about them, and the photos and videos of their sweet moments together, all came from people around them and their fans.
Amidst their busy schedules, Sarah and Matteo are still able to see each other and go on dates, just like what his Bagani co-stars Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil revealed during their guesting in Magandang Buhay.
According to them, they coincidentally see the couple together everytime they watch movie in a mall in Taguig City, and they often spotted him talking with “Love”.
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