As Sarah Lahbati turned 25 years old last October 10, her beloved hubby-to-be Richard Guttierrez didn’t let the special day simply pass without expressing his adoration and gratitude towards her by posting a candidly-taken photo of them on his personal Instagram account and captioned it with a heartwarming message.
He wrote, “Happiest birthday to my love. May your heart be filled with happiness & your spirit filled with His blessings. Thank you for making not only me, but our entire family complete every single day. I hope you are showered with all the blessings and gratitude you deserve. Kai, Zion and I. Love you, Mahal.”
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 first 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 and celebrate the birth of one of the most beautiful, influential, and talented female artists in the country, 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 how 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 low-key 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 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.
While they expressed happiness over the pregnancy, the couple admitted that they were both scared and nervous at the same time as they were gripped with uncertainty over their respective careers. But it turned out, the public embraced their union and the adorable, cute result.
Since they were away from their glamourous life in the Philippines, the couple found blissful privacy in Switzerland and had the wonderful opportunity to personally took care of their newborn child during his first months.
After a year, the 34-year-old actor proudly divulged through their family’s reality TV show that he’s already a father, not expecting the outpouring of love and support they received from their fans and friends alike.
Despite their busy schedules, the two maintained their sweet bond as a couple and parents to Zion and Kai. As cliché as it may seem, but the key to a continuously happy and harmonious relationship according to Richard is constant communication and unwavering trust.