Gary Valenciano revealed to ANC’s Headstart host Karen Davila that he felt like his son Gab was not yet ready to marry model-blogger Tricia Centenera in 2014.
"I had to apologize to him because there were times that I felt even before they got married that perhaps, Gab was trying to keep up with the Joneses. Because Jericho Rosales got married, other friends of Paolo (Valenciano, Gab's brother) got married, Paolo got married, and now Gab was left behind," he said.
“So when they finally did get married, even before that, I would look at my son Gabriel all the time and just watch him. And I have to trust because he seems to know exactly what he wants. So that's when prayer really became so much a part of my life. As in a different kind of prayer... which was, 'Lord, you just have to guide my son and touch his heart,'" he added.
Rumors about Gab and Tricia’s separation started last September 2016. Tricia soon confirmed the news and said it was Gab who wanted a divorce and that he had been “emotionally abusive” to her. A month later, Gab apologized to his estranged wife for cheating on her.
The two were married three times—in a civil ceremony in the United States in 2014, and in Tagaytay and Boracay in 2015.