On Gandang Gabi Vice, one of the popular celebrity couples who are both part of the primetime teleserye Till I Met You, Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villaroel, shared snippets of their long standing steadfast relationship.
A highly outspoken Zoren talked about those times before they were officially together that he would sleepover at Carmina’s because, “From 4am to 6am, may bumibisita sa kanya.”
“Nung time kasi nun vulnerable ako, so I can sense and I can feel [spirits],” Carmina explained. “I am more of a feeler, hindi ako nakakakita, noong mga panahon na yun na vulnerable ako. So sinasabi nila, kapag vulnerable daw yung isang tao, nilalapitan daw ng mga…,” to which Zoren interjected, “Mumu!”
“Nung nakwento ko sa kanya, parang binabantayan niya ako tuwing gabi. Kasi hindi ko kayang matulog ng mag-isa sa kwarto, kasi nararamdaman ko,” she further explained. However, the two clarified that nothing happened between them during those times and that they were really just friends.
Zoren also revealed that it was out of respect for the legalities of the annulment of Carmina’s previous relationship that they did not Pulge the reason why she left for the US. “First time naming sasabihin ito, kung bakit na-sikreto [yung pagpunta ni Carmina sa America nung buntis siya],” he disclosed. “At that time kasi hindi pa siya annulled [sa previous relationship niya], kaya hindi namin ma-reveal. Hindi sa gusto naming i-deny.” Carmina was previously married to Rustom Padilla, who is now known as BB Gandanghari.
Meanwhile, Carmina admitted that years before they finally got hitched, marriage was something she looked forward to. “Gusto ko siyang pakasalan kasi naramdaman ko na siya na. Kahit na after giving birth, na may mga kambal na, lumalaki na yung kambal, yun pa rin nararamdaman ko. Kaya alam kong siya na talaga.”
Zoren on the other hand shared, “Marami nang nagtatanong, ‘kailan kayo ikakasal or ano yung nagawa mo kay Carmina na unforgettable?’ So tuwing tinatanong sa akin yan, wala akong maisip. Ako kasi pakiramdam ko, kasal kami talaga in spirit. Pero alam ko in papers, hindi. You know I feel na kasal naman kami, wala naman akong balak mambabae or iwan siya or mag-asawa ng iba.”
“So parang nahihiya na rin ako sa sarili ko. Sabi ko, gumawa ka kaya ng something impressive na mayroon namang maipagmalaki si Carmina. Doon ko na naisip na bigyan ko siya ng surprise wedding.”
That surprise wedding took place on November 15, 2012 at the Fernbrook Gardens in Alabang.