The Achy, Breaky Hearts lead stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, and Richard Yap shared their ideal relationship goals to members of the press during a visit to the set of the upcoming Star Cinema movie. Although they have maintained successful on-screen tandems, it is no secret that they also lead happy relationships off-cam.
According to Richard who has been married to his wife Melody since 1993, one’s ability to compromise in the face of varying opinions can make the relationship work.
“I think it’s agreeing to disagree on certain matters… Kasi people have different personalities so siyempre magkaiba ‘yung way of thinking niyo even if you’re a couple so there are some things that you can agree on kahit na you’re not on the same page like iba ‘yung gusto niya, iba ‘yung gusto mo. Pero mag-agree na lang kayo on something just to make the relationship work,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jodi, who was recently seen bonding in a cat cafe with boyfriend Cavite Vice-Governor Jolo Revilla, said that, “A relationship based on love and respect is very important.”
The actress then added, “Find someone na hindi ‘yung tao na kukumpleto sa ’tin but someone who will complement us and I think it’s very important to make God the center of every relationship.”
Echoing Jodi’s point on respect, Ian said, “Sometimes, ‘yung love, it comes and goes minsan sa relationships pero ‘yung respect should always be there. A deep, deep sense of respect.” The actor has long been married to wife Pam with whom he has three children.