PHOTO CREDIT: @realjestonialrcon IG
He’s been in the local entertainment scene for 33 years now. He has taken various roles in movies and television programs and became one of the brightest and in-demand matinee idols in the 80s and 90s. We now see him in the top-rating primetime action-drama series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as the villainous Javier Enriquez.
In the early 2000s, he took a hiatus from show business and ventured on politics. He’s still in public office, serving as a provincial board member of Rizal for two terms now.
However, aside from juggling his time as an actor and a public servant, what the public doesn’t know much about is how Jestoni Alarcon is a loving husband to his wife for 25 years Lizzette Capili and a supportive father to their children Jessica, Angela, and Anthony.
Being one of the most sought-after leading men of his generation, it was inevitable that he would be linked with his on-screen partners then, such as Gretchen Barretto, Rita Avila, and Rachel Lobangco. There was a notion that action stars like him were playboys, but he begs to differ as he is a self-confessed ‘one woman man’, which is attested by his clear record on issues regarding womanizing and having other woman.
Since social media have not yet emerged during that era, it was indeed easy for artists then to put their personal lives on low key, especially the romantic part. This could be one of the secrets behind the continuously blooming bond of our featured couple.
In an article published in the Asian Journal, one of their closest friend award-winning celebrity beauty stylist Monet Lu shared how their journey to forever started.
It was in 1991 when their paths crossed – Jestoni was already famous while Lizzette was one of Monet’s beauty queen protégés and model in Los Angeles, California. Supposedly, the former was the latter’s escort for a parade, but he didn’t make it due to Mount Pinatubo’s destructive eruption. Thus, the beauty stylist just arranged a special lunch meeting for them where they were introduced to each other. Love at first sight ensued and they became inseparable ever since.
They tied the knot in December 5, 1991 at the Manila Cathedral, in which Da King Fernando Poe Jr. was one of their principal sponsors.
During this time, it’s delighting to know that there are still couples like Jestoni and Lizzette who show us there’s forever. But, what could be the secret behind their long-lasting relationship? We stalked them through Instagram and here are the things we found out:
Doing things together
They’re accounts are filled majority of their photos together, making their followers thrilled. From simple cuddles to working out, their sweetness seems not to wane a bit. They only show us that getting older doesn’t mean letting the flame die, but keeping it burning.
Family time is quality time
In one of his interviews, the veteran actor disclosed that once the shooting is over, he ascertains to leave his character on the set and he would come home as his full self. Now in their 50s, Lizzette and Jestoni make sure that every moment they have with their grown-up kids are worthwhile, may that be shopping, pigging out, school activities, or travelling.
The popular maxim “happy wife, happy life” apparently applies to this awesome twosome. Despite their hectic schedules, it’s good to know that they still have time for each other. But if their work doesn’t really permit, they would shoot sweet text messages to one another, like the screenshot shared by Lizzette on IG. They have each other’s rock and dependable confidant through it all. With Jestoni’s continuous success in showbiz and politics, it seems that the aphorism “in every man’s success is a woman”, is true.
Here’s to more shining years of marriage, Jestoni and Lizzette. You’re indeed #RelationshipGoals!