They dated for two years, have been married for 15 years, and still counting.
Doesn’t Rita Avila and Direk FM Reyes look adorable together? Them and her dolls. Their tandem has been through a lot, but we would have never guessed based on these Instagram photos. Whether they’re on a date, hanging out with friends and family, attending events, or just spending some quality time with their dolls, there isn’t a single photo where you can’t see their bright smiles. It must be nice to have someone by your side. So, on Tonight with Boy Abunda, Rita shared how it all started.
They first met while working on the ‘90s drama Marinella. She saw how kind he was and they easily became friends, but she didn’t expect it to go any further than this. “Hindi ko naisip na mai-in love ako because he’s so young,” she confessed. Apparently, they have an eight-year age gap, and Rita wasn’t keen on dating younger guys.
This didn’t stop her friend and co-star Eula Valdez from teasing the two. Finally, at a party celebrating the show’s last day, Direk FM decided to give Rita a good-bye kiss. Of course, it turned out that it wasn’t good-bye for them, because they immediately started dating afterwards. At one point, he admitted that he has liked her for a while but was worried that she would only laugh at him. No wonder they’ve been happily married for so long.
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