“Pinagpala ako na mapangasawa ang isang tao na ubod ng ganda ang itsura at higit pa dyan sa kalooban. Lahat ng nakakakilala sa kanya ay sasangayon sa akin.” This was the caption that Franco Laurel wrote on an Instagram post. What was the occasion? He just wanted to profess to the world his love and admiration for his wife Ayen Munji-Laurel.
The two first met back in 1998. She was the producer of the musical “Rama at Sita,” meanwhile he was casted for a role. Since then, their friendship quickly bloomed into something romantic. By 2001, they had decided to tie the knot.
Being a husband, father, singer and actor, you might think that he has a hard time balancing all his priorities. In reality, he seems to have figured it all out thanks to the fact that Ayen is his inspiration. Franco’s Instagram dedication for her says it all, “Happy Mother’s Day to the mother of my children who is the epitome of strength, grace and love”. He posted this along with a photo of their family.
They hit a milestone back in March after celebrating 18 memorable years. His recount of their wedding day is any woman’s dream. “That day is still very vivid to me. My eyes were on you as you walked down the aisle. You captured my heart and I am yours for life.” What more could you ask for?
Check out this gallery to see some of the highlights of their journey as a married couple!