The two have been together for solid six years, thus their loved ones and fans were elated when they announced their much-awaited engagement last July 2017 through uploading snaps of that milestone on their respective IG accounts, which took place during their skiing trip in Switzerland.
Even though they are not married yet, they have been our #CoupleGoals as they delight us with their endearing and intimate photos together, their escapades, showing how expressive they are of their love for one another. Besides, many parents out there look up to them as well as their ultimate #ParentingGoals because of how hands on they are in raising their two adorable sons Zion and Kai.
In their interviews, they consistently disclosed that it’s a mutual decision to put their marriage on hold to focus on their growing family and on the strings of opportunities given to them. In the meantime, Richard gave Sarah a promise ring as a symbol of his love, loyalty and commitment to her that she kept for five years and wore during the premiere night of her 2017 movie “Ang Pagsanib kay Leah Dela Cruz.”
As we all look forward to hear wedding bells, let’s reminisce on Sarah’s colorful journey with Richard en route to forever.
The couple met in the set of a teleserye in another network where they started to get closer and got developed with each other. According to them, they immediately clicked because of the common denominators they have and how they got undeniably attracted, not only with each other’s mesmerizing physical appearance, but with their admirable personalities too.
Speaking to veteran broadcast-journalist Korina Sanchez during their Rated K guesting in 2015, Richard and Sarah admitted that they decided to keep their romance really lowkey from the public’s eye in order to enjoy their moments together and to avoid the public from scrutinizing their relationship. The young mom also shared that her parents were not in favor of them at first since she’s an only child. They were just being protective, Sarah said, but they eventually admired Richard upon knowing him more thoroughly. She also imparted how nervous she was when she first met Richard’s feisty mom Annabelle Rama, but it immediately vanished and they are now getting along well.
It was only in 2012 when they spoke about the real score between them through IG, but rumors began to surface when the Filipino-Moroccan actress suddenly left show business at the height of her career to reportedly take a break and pursue her studies in her homeland Switzerland. It was only revealed later on that it was due to her unplanned pregnancy and they chose to keep it a secret until Zion was born in April 2013. And recently on Magandang Buhay, they finally shared how everything that has happened has only made them stronger.
While they expressed happiness over the pregnancy, Sarah admitted that she did feel scared and nervous, especially because she was only 20 years old when it happened. “Hindi madali as a young woman,” she stated. She was not sure if she could handle it or if she would could be a good mother to Zion. Not to mention her body was going through so much that she did not understand. “Kaya ko na ba? Ready na ba ko?” she would wonder.
This is why they decided that she would drop everything and focus on Zion. They wanted to make sure that she was happy so that her baby would also be happy and healthy. To do this, she moved to Switzerland where her parents can help take care of her.
Sarah on Maganda Buhay: “We’re in this together forever”
Now, they are officially planning for that big wedding day! After everything they have been through, they survived it all and came out stronger. “We have an unbreakable bond,” Richard stated. Feeling thankful for his patience, time and understanding, Sarah is ready to grow together and make more beautiful memories. Yes, this includes a wedding.
It is set for 2020, which is not that far away. They have begun to plan but it is proving to be a challenge because of his big family. “Nagpa-plano na kami,” she announced. And they are both very hands on, even Richard. They want it to be an intimate gathering, despite the expected number of guests. “Masaya na nakakanerbyos na exciting ‘yung process of organizing a wedding but we’re super excited,” she ended on a happy note.
Richard on his relationship with Sarah: “Lahat ng pinagdaanan namin made us stronger”