After making it to the finals of It’s Showtime’s second season of Tawag ng Tanghalan, Reggie Tortugo’s life has opened up to big opportunities. He may not have claimed the grand champion title in the end, the hopeful from Ormoc, Leyte still earned his ticket into the entertainment industry. Without a doubt, however, his biggest accomplishment to date is marrying the love of his life, Arlita Garces-Tortugo.
“I can’t see myself without you,” Reggie captioned one post. The couple has shared moments of their happy marriage on Instagram from the chill dinner dates to vacations and holidays with the wife and kids. Having a loving a family is certainly priceless, but the two had to go through a lot to get to reach their happily-ever-after.
“Dumating po sa time na dapat po kaming mag-separate muna kasi hindi po namin kaya,” Reggie said on Magandang Buhay. He and Arlita dated for four years before officially tying the knot, but they were still very young.
Their love was tested as they faced the responsibilities of parenthood. Reggie was challenged by raising their children and came close to losing them. He didn’t want to let go just yet though, “ginawa ko po lahat para hindi kami magkahiwalay,” he expressed.
When Reggie was competing in TNT2, they didn’t expect that he would make it as far the top six. Arlita even reassured him back then that being a semi-finalist was enough of an achievement, “’Pag semi-finalist ka na, okay na ‘yon”. So, of course they feel blessed that this time turned out to be their moment to shine. “Sobrang bait po nito, ‘yong tipong hindi po nagrereklamo kahit hirap na hirap na siya,” she praised him and couldn’t help but get emotional talking about their past. Thankful above anything else, every day together is only proof that their relationship was worth fighting for.
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