Sa episode ng Magandang Buhay, December 4, masayang nagkwento si Nadia Montenegro tungkol sa kanyang matalik na kaibigan na si Richard Gomez. Inalala ni Nadia ang unang binitawang salita ni Richard, noong unang makita ng aktor ang ngayong asawa niyang si Lucy Torres-Gomez.
"Nakwento (ni Richard Gomez) nga na meron siyang shoot for a commercial. Nabitawan niya yun mga salita na, ‘I think I met the woman I'm gonna marry,’" kwento ni Nadia, na tumutukoy kay Lucy.
I never knew this photo existed until I became his wife. This was taken in 1993, in Lake Caliraya where we shot the second storyboard of our Lux Shampoo TV commercial. Here, I am all of 18 years old, in a long white dress, and totally in love with him (well, since I was 12, actually😂). The latter, of course, no one knew except for my sister Caren who was with me as my chaperone. Anyway. This was Day 2 of our shoot, the morning was hot but the wind was cool, the lake sparkled like a bed of diamonds under the golden sunlight. I remember seeking shade under some tree during the break, and people from the production house and agency were taking behind-the-scenes shots. And somewhere far away from the crowd, there was Richard —— tall, dark, handsome, and perfect, in khaki shorts and a shirt, his professional camera with him. I looked towards him, and seeing that his camera was pointed somewhere in my direction I smiled for him, never mind if I did not know for sure it was I who he saw in those lens. Years later, in 1998, I married him to live happily ever after, and as a very new bride organizing our things in our home, I saw this photograph in a drawer. He says he has kept it all along, and that I look beautiful. And if indeed I do, my love, it is only because I was looking at you.♥️ @richardgomezinstagram
Samantala, habang nagkukwento ng kanilang pagkakaibigan, hindi napigilang maging emosyonal ni Nadia nang tanungin siya kung ano ang mga pinasasalamatan niya sa kaibigang aktor.
"Salamat sa growing years ko," mensahe ni Nadia para kay Richard.
"Minsan kasi there are people who don't know how big a part they were in your life. So kay Kuya Joey, Goma, John, Anjo, Tito Dougs, mga mahal ko ‘yan sobra. Sila ‘yung mga unang lalaki na nakasama ko sa buhay. Wala akong tatay, pero ‘yung friendship, ang memories, hindi mapapantayan. And I thank God na sila ang nakakasama ko," pahayag ni Nadia habang naluluha.
"Security blanket ko sila noon, hindi ako sanay na wala sila," dagdag ng aktres.
"Nadia is always a good friend. When we were young, we were very close. Lagi kaming magkakasama, dumadalaw kami sa bahay niya. Love namin siya (Nadia)," sagot naman ni Richard.
Palabas pa rin sa mga sinehan ang pelikula ni Richard kasama sina Kathryn Bernardo at Sharon Cuneta na Three Words to Forever.