Coming from a failed marriage, veteran singer did not see herself falling in love and getting involved in a romantic affair again until she met Gary Gotidoc, who is now her husband for 13 years.
Their romance might be considered as a whirlwind one, since they began as mere strangers who eventually got on a date a day after a mutual friend introduced them to each other. They got hitched not long after, but they amazingly have kept themselves in love with one another through the years.
The happily married couple held on to one another not only in the joyous but in the gloomy moments as well, particularly during the time when Jaya suffered from miscarriage due to complications from her gallbladder surgery.
Although Gary has a gangster façade, the Soul Diva revealed in her interview in Tonight with Boy Abunda that he is actually very sweet, loving, and faithful.
“Medyo katawa rin ‘yong humor ni Lord. Binigyan niya ako ng lalaking maraming tattoo, but he’s the sweetest man, he loves to hug and kiss. Hindi kasi ako masyadong gano’n dati, [so] I wasn’t sure kung kaya ko ba ang may ganitong pagmamahal na totoo? Very malambing, malambot, takot sa akin. But when he came into my life, 2 days, 3 days, we realized we belong together. He told me to make God the center. He thought me about God,” she imparted.
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Their set-up maybe unconventional because Jaya is the breadwinner, but she never removed from him the responsibility of being the head of their family, to which he was grateful for, as what he related in their appearance in Magandang Buhay recently.
“I’m just thankful that you are the one that I’m going through the journey with. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, not with any other man, not with any other situation nor circumstance. What we have is perfect. It’s not perfect every day, but every day that I wake with you, no matter what it is that I’m going through, I know that I am blessed because I’m going through it with you,” Jaya told him on that same interview.
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May you have more wedding anniversaries to celebrate, Jaya and Gary!