After having to do strict home quarantine just like everyone in the country, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati admitted they had to go through a lot of adjustments in the time of the new normal. The jet-setting couple said this includes re-adjusting all their travel plans for the year.
For the holidays, Richard said they are still hoping to go on a quick and easy local trip. “It’s unfortunate that the world is going through this pandemic but during quarantine, we were also grateful to be able to spend a lot of time with the family, especially our kids. Now we are more cautious with social distancing with our family members. We will also make sure that everyone sanitizes and disinfects before anything,” Richard tells PUSH.
During the lockdown, Sarah shared how they spent their time bonding with their sons Zion and Kai. “We played lots of board games, cooked, painted, and watched movies with the family. We also enjoyed painting, planting, playing chess games and board games,” revealed Sarah.
As the newly launched brand ambassadors of Defensil, Richard and Sarah said they are proud to represent a product that is a necessity for everyone, not just parents like them. “Our new normal necessity is alcohol to keep us safe from the virus. We’re honored to be working with the best alcohol brand in the country and cannot wait to share Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol with everyone. And since we use alcohol more frequently to sanitize, I also like how it not only kills germs and bacteria, but also has moisturizer to not dry our skin,” she adds.
When asked to share their best tip to enjoy the holidays with the family, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano actor Richard stressed the importance of always following safety protocols set by the government. “Just make sure to follow social distancing, always wear a mask and always disinfect with alcohol,” he added.
After postponing their church nuptials earlier this year, Richard and Sarah tied the knot in a simple civil ceremony last March. The couple got engaged in Switzerland in 2017.