At age 49, veteran actress Eula Valdez looks young for her age.
Being active in the grueling world of show business for so many years, in which most of the projects she did were heavy dramas and her award-winning portrayals were truly significant and notable, it's perplexing how she was able to maintain her youthful glow.
And it seemed that we already found out what her secret could be, and that is love -- for herself, from her family and friends, and from her dashing longtime partner Alvin Kirby "Rocky" Salumbides.
Their 11-year age gap -- Eula is turning 49 this coming December while Rocky is presumably 38 -- is apparently not a problem for them as they enjoy each other's company as seen on their photos together which she posted on her Instagram account.
Nine years of being together, which started when they shot a music video, the illustrious actress always jests that their relationship is getting "boring" every time she is asked about their status during her interviews.
The low-key couple's affair was publicized when the hunk model-actor joined Pinoy Big Brother Double Up in 2009 and was quizzed by his housemates regarding his romantic life. He confessed that he's "binata pero taken" and that "Amor Powers", the iconic character of Eula in the classic soap opera Pangako Sa 'Yo, is her girlfriend.
After that tearful admission and expression how much he missed her, he conveyed his desire to voluntarily exit in order to be with Eula again and fulfill his promise of celebrating her birthday and the holidays together. Big Brother also invited the actress to come over to his house to watch his beau's heartfelt confession and fetch him.
Despite the challenges, troubles, and the snide comments their relationship have gone through, these only made their bond stronger and sweeter.