Just when we thought that there’s going to be forever for one of our beloved teleserye couples, fate is proving us wrong as the marriage of Kadenang Ginto lead characters Romina and Robert, respectively portrayed by seasoned actress Beauty Gonzalez and veteran actor Albert Martinez, are now on the verge of completely falling apart.
Those who have been following their riveting story ever since the afternoon soap opera started more than a year ago could recall that their relationship began as a boss and an employee. As we all know, she used to work as his dependable secretary before romance befell upon them, which triggered the hatred and rivalry between her and his grown-up unica hija Daniela (Dimples Romana).
Their connection grew fonder and stronger when Romina unfortunately got raped by an unknown perpetrator then that got her pregnant and Robert willingly took the responsibility of being the father of her child. They tied the knot and lived almost happily in the mansion since then, if it weren’t for Daniela who’s consistently not in favor of their affair.
We’ve witnessed how the admirable couple endure and conquer the challenges that came their way hand-in-hand and how Robert never failed to express how much he loves his gorgeous wife, especially by wooing her and making her (and also us!) kilig whenever they had misunderstandings.
But everything started to change when he figured in a plane crash incident that made everyone believe that he would be totally excluded in the narrative and the questions regarding his involvement in Romina’s rape would remain unanswered. With his “death,” a lot had happened to his beloved family, with Romina and Daniela, as well as their daughters Cassie and Marga, continually being hostile towards one another, and how the circumstances they had to face absolutely turned their lives around. Along the way, Romina found new love in Leon (Richard Yap), who’d been her knight-in-shining-armor and constant companion as she went on in life.
A year after his vanishing, Robert reemerged, which got us all hopeful that they would rekindle their marriage. Romina called it quits with Leon, although the real reason was his connivance with antagonist Hector (Joko Diaz), and asked Robert his forgiveness and a second chance. They’re able to revive their romance and agreed to tie the knot anew in a more grandiose ceremony.
Unfortunately, their second take on marriage did not end the way they wished it to be as Robert’s deepest, darkest secret was finally revealed that truly shattered her. It was confirmed that he was indeed the biological father of Cassie (Francine Diaz), which means that he’s also the real culprit behind her rape many years ago.
Because of the brimming anger she kept in her heart for a very long time and the pain of what Robert did had inflicted onto her, Romina appeared on their wedding day not in an immaculately white gown, but rather in a shimmering gold frock as she confronted her husband. We were all shocked to witness how she intensely slapped him thrice in front of their guests and wrathfully divulged his crime. Well, he’d been trying to confess to her prior to their wedding, but did not have the chance.
Her love for him was replaced with rage as she firmly pushed to file a case against him despite the pleas of the people around them, which Robert humbly accepted. She even decided to fly out-of-the-country to protect herself and Cassie from people who are trying to harm them, to which he’s very supportive about as he reminded her not to go back until everything’s already in order.
As Romina tries to brandish indignation towards him, it’s still obvious how she has remained concerned about him every time they see each other.
Is there a possibility for Romina and Robert to rekindle their once-beautiful marriage? Let’s find out by not missing an episode of Kadenang Ginto, weekdays after It’s Showtime on Kapamilya Gold.