Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros first faced the public as a married couple this Sunday on “Buzz ng Bayan.” The couple tied the knot in Melai’s hometown in General Santos City last December 9, which were attended by close family and friends, including boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and his mother Dionisia, who were both principal sponsors in the wedding.
Melai could not help but express her happiness when asked what she feels now that she is Mrs. Jason Francisco. “Para akong…kakatapos ko lang mag-CR, success! “ she said jokingly to the “Buzz ng Bayan hosts Boy Abunda, Carmina Villaroel and Janice De Belen. The comedienne adds that mostly she feels relief, now that the wedding preparations are over.
Jason, on the other hand, said he is ‘speechless but happy.’
The former Pinoy Big Brother housemates confessed they are actually more anxious about their baby than their wedding, as it is just a formality for them.
As for their special vows, Jason divulged that he made his during the wedding day itself. “Oo ako talaga. Yung day na yun din. Kasi matagal na nila ako pinapagawa, kala ko binibiro lang ako sa vows. Kasi ano ba yan, kala ko mag ‘I-do’ lang ako diyan. Kinunan nila ako nagsusulat, kasi kelangan daw talaga. So nag gawa ako dun sa Green Leaf.”
Melai added that Jason even joked during the beginning of his vows and where he stated, “I do not know what vow is it’s my first time to marry.”
The two also shared that they included lines from their favorite songs. “English daw so kinuha na lang namin sa mga songs para tama yung aming mga words,” Melai said with a laugh.
Next on the couple’s to do list now is to pay the remaining bills from their wedding and save up for their baby’s future.
When asked about their fears, Jason related a story about Melai’s motherVirginia. “Alam kasi ng mama mo (Melai) na makulit ka. So inisip ng Mama mo, diniscourage pa ko bago ikasal. ‘Seryoso ka na?’ Sabi niya. ‘May time ka pa’ sabi niya. Pero ako binibiro ko lang. ‘Grabe ka naman. Ano ka ba andito na nga kami.’”
Melai also admitted that they were discouraged during their church seminar in marrying for the wrong reasons. “Yung fear Tito Boy, lagi naman andun ‘yan. Kami naman dalawa kasi dumaan kami sa normal na seminar doon sa Gen San. Doon pa lang diniscourage na kami na ‘wag pakasal dahil sa baby. Huwag kayo magpakasal dahil sa ganyan, sa ganito. Kahit maliit lang pera niyo magpakasal kayo dahil emotionally ready kayo. Kami talaga God is the center of our relationship. Yun talaga yung no.1 na iniisip naming. May fear lang kami kay Papa God, wala na kaming ibang fear.”
Jason and Melai expressed their thanks to those who attended and helped them mount their wedding. As for their “Banana Split” co-stars whom they had a conflict with, the two agreed that ‘time heals all wounds.’
“Oo naman Tito Boy. Siyempre. Sa amin naman, alam ko naman, nararamdaman din naman namin, yung family namin, yung mga friends ko doon na masesettle din ito at time heals. At ‘di naman to over-over. Di naman malalim,” Melai explained.
“Time heals all wounds. Tsaka Tito Boy, ‘di naman magiging kaibigan kung wala kayong batuhan. Parang siguro pagdadaanan talaga, para in the end ‘pag nagkita kayo, ‘pag nagkabati na kayo baka mas lalong tumibay,” Jason further elaborated.