After getting engaged to her Irish boyfriend David Rainey last Christmas after a year of dating, Glaiza de Castro shared how she has been coping with having a long-distance relationship with her fiancé in her Instagram account last April 21. The post shows a video taken during the couple’s pre-nuptial shoot in Ireland last January by wedding photographer and director Paul Doherty.
“It's been almost a year since the Philippines imposed the travel ban. If booking flights used to be so easy, sometimes surprisingly affordable, now it's a conundrum of trying to find ways on when or how you will see your loved one/s again.
“Yes, I'm one of those affected by this not because I'm itching to book my next travel destination but because I'm in a long-distance relationship made more difficult because of this pandemic.
“Anyone who's in the same situation as me probably checks updates everyday hoping things will change. But as covid cases continue to grow, I guess we have to accept the fact that it's not gonna happen anytime soon.
“So our faith is constantly tested, our creativity is challenged and though it is overwhelmingly hard, we continue to hope knowing that one day, it will all be worth it.
“So what's the connection of this video?
“This is the story of how we persevere, how we try to make each other feel that distance is never going to be a hindrance in keeping our relationship. As simple as it may seem, these (excerpts from) letters played a huge part in our journey and we want to share this with you.”
In the video on her YouTube channel titled “This is not a prenup video,” the 33-year-old actress shared how important handwritten letters are in their relationship.
“There’s something important about handwritten letters in this modern age. We don’t really get it now. Each note is really precious to us and a big part of the relationship,” she said.