Celebrity couple Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez celebrated a new milestone in their relationship on Thursday, November 11.
In an Instagram post, Ogie shared that he and Regine are marking the day they became a couple, as well as the day they moved in together.
"To many, 11/11 is about the adding to cart frenzy. But for us as a couple, it is the day we celebrate the day we fell in love and the day we moved into our home 14 years ago," he said.
"We were younger then and we wouldn’t have known that indeed God still had to mould us into what we are today. And like everybody else, still learning and growing with the Lord. TY Dear Jesus for sustaining us through our ups and downs and our many sideways," he added.
Addressing his wife, the singer-songwriter wrote: "To the love of my life, everyday is a wonderful beginning with you. Happy 11/11!!! I love you my Regine."
Ogie and Regine made their relationship public in 2007. They tied the knot in a private ceremony in Batangas in December 2010.
In a previous interview, Regine revealed going on her first date with Ogie when she was only 18 and he was 22.
“Pero it was a group date," she explained. "Niyaya niya ako makipag-date. I was even with my father because I was young and taga-Bulacan pa ako."
"[But] then, narealize daw niya na I was so young. Wala sa isip ko 'yung mga ganoon, mga boys. So hindi na niya ako niligawan," she said.
According to Regine, she and Ogie didn't see each other for a long time, until they worked together on a Sunday variety show.
“That's how everything started," she said. "Parang naging mas close kami. Sa SOP, 'pag darating ako, he’s the first person I look for kasi makwento siya, marami siyang tsismis. Pag-upong pag-upo niya, ‘Anong bagong tsismis?’ At nakakatawa may bago talaga siyang tsismis lagi."
However, Asia's Songbird said it took a while before she developed romantic feelings for Ogie.
“Matagal. Basta nga ganun, parang he started calling me. Because we were just really friends. We had no intention of falling in love. We were just really good friends… Parang 'yung time na 'yun, ako na lang yata 'yung artista na walang cellphone. Nung nagkaroon ako ng cellphone, I think he’s one of the first persons I texted. I congratulated him, it was his concert. And then after that, we would have exchange na. Nagte-text na kami lagi. Sumunod dun 'yung tawagan na,” she said.
Nevertheless, Regine said she was not surprised when Ogie confessed his feelings for her.
“I was kind of expecting it and I was also kind of wanting it to happen pero hindi ako sure because he was married. And then it happened,” she said.
In the interview, the singer also admitted that she and Ogie had a rocky start to their relationship.
“Hindi siya masayang umpisa. Madami kaming pinagdaanan," she said. "But in the end, it all worked out and now we are here. We are married."
Ogie and Regine have one son together, Nathaniel James, who turned 10 last November 8.