MANILA – After more than five years together, screen veteran Vic Sotto finally exchanged wedding vows with his fiancée, actress-host Pauleen Luna, on Saturday during a wedding ceremony held at St. James The Great Parish Church in Alabang.
This is the second time Sotto waited at the altar for his bride following his failed marriage with actress Dina Bonnevie. The two were previously married in 1982. The couple broke up four years later and their marriage was annulled in 1992.
Sotto first confirmed his relationship with Luna, who is 35 years younger than him, back in December of 2013. The two, however, have been together since 2011.
Their relationship, due to their huge age-gap, was initially met with criticisms, especially from Sotto’s daughter Danica. His children has since patched things up with Luna.
Hours before his wedding, Sotto promised Luna that he will be with her “forever.” He said: “Salamat for loving me for what I am. Kung anuman ako at ang mga pinagdaanan ko, tinanggap niya ako. I highly appreciate that. Thank you.”
Sotto is not alone in proving love could be sweeter the second time around. Here are five other celebrity couples who have proven just that:
in 2008. Linsangan, unfortunately, died of cancer in 2011. They have a son, Nathaniel Caesar.
The “Sarah…Ang Munting Prinsesa” star and Yambao have known each other since their elementary days. Prats first made public her relationship with Yambao through a photo collage she posted on Instagram in 2013 where she wrote: “Thank you for a fruitful and memorable year.”
“You came into my life the least I expected it, and I couldn’t be any happier. Thank you for saving me. For being my knight in shining armor,” she added.
Before Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi tied the knot in 2012, the former was married to actor Rustom Padilla in 1998.
In 2000, Villaroel separated from the former hunk actor, who later admitted on national television his gender identity and re-emerged as a “woman” named BB Gandanghari.
Legaspi, on the other hand, was in a relationship with Ruffa Gutierrez for a time.
The couple of more than a decade have two children, namely Cassie and Maverick.
After losing her husband more than six years ago, veteran actress Boots Anson-Roa got married again last June to lawyer Francisco “King” Rodrigo Jr., who is also a widower.
Out of respect, the couple even visited the graves of their former partners first to ask for blessings before they got engaged.
Rodrigo proposed to Anson-Roa at the eve of her 69th birthday. He recalled: “Nandoon kami doon sa dining area niya, sabi ko Boots, hindi na ako luluhod, baka hindi ako makatayo eh. Will you marry me and I presented her the ring
Diana Zubiri exchanged wedding vows with model-host Andrew Smith last May. Prior to that, Zubiri got married in 2008 but unfortunately lost her husband two years later.
“I know we have each other’s back and I know we have the same goal in life and I know that we will help each other no matter what happens,” Zubiri, in her wedding vow, told Smith.
For his part, Smith replied: “I knew I’m just gonna be happy everyday. I am happy now, I’d been happy for two years and I’m sure you will gonna keep making me happy. You look incredible and I will tell you that every night even if sometimes I probably say it too much
John Estrada tied the knot with Brazilian beauty queen-model Priscilla Meirelles in 2011. He was previously married to Janice de Belen, whom he has four children with — Inah, Moira, Kaila and Yuan. Their marriage was annulled in 2004