What makes that “greatest love” of more than 30 years tick?
Of course, the solid, unwavering love the two persons both share in their entire journey as a couple. And you can see this in the emphatic, deep and steadfast bond of Pamilya Ko actress Sylvia Sanchez and her businessman husband Art Atayde, whose 30-year marriage astounds many.
What keeps them together in those many years? Sylvia herself answered that in an interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda.
“Mahal namin ang isa’t isa,” Sylvia said. She also revealed they are far from perfect, leading to a separation of more than a year, but the true love they share would bring them back together and keep the fire burning.
“Umamin kami sa isa’t isa na mahal namin talaga. So ‘pag nagkasala siya, nagkasala ako, nagpapatawaran kami,” Sylvia said. “’Pag nagmahal ka, talagang tatanggapin mo eh. Lahat ng pagkakamali, lahat ng diperensya niya kasi may diperensya din ako. ‘Di ako perfect na asawa. Nagkakamali din ako. Mahal ko siya.”
Sylvia revealed that their relationship started when she was just starring in showbiz as a sexy nymphet. And she admitted facing difficulties in getting the kind of acceptance she wanted from Art’s family.
“You can’t please everyone. May tumanggap sa akin, meron siyempre titingnan ka kasi…hindi naman lahat pero meron,” she recalled.
But eventually, when she got the acceptance of Art’s mother, who fought for her through and through, it started her total “inclusion” into the Atayde family.
“After ilang taon, tinanggap ako. Minahal ako ng nanay ni Art. ‘Yun ang lumaban para sa akin.”
Sylvia then gave a touching message of thanks to Art for their 30-year marriage:
“Hindi mo ako binago, asawa ko. Hindi mo ako ginawang Sylvia ayon sa gusto mo, ayon sa gusto mong makita.”
Their strength as a couple has always been tested and proven through the years, especially with their current ordeal as they face the curse of the COVID-19 virus together. But despite this, they should prevail as loving and united in love as ever!
Check out more of their sweet and heartwarming pics of their “greatest love” together in this gallery!