December wedding for Marian & Dingdong?

FUNFARE UPDATE - Ricky Lo - The Philippine Star

Now it can be told: Dingdong Dantes actually first proposed to Marian Rivera in 2012 and gave her a ring (not mentioned what kind). That was when they were on vacation in Macau, done at the Butterfly Pavilion on Dingdong’s 32nd birthday.

Saturday night coinciding with Marian’s 30th birthday celebration on her self-titled show on GMA, Dingdong made a second proposal, this time giving Marian a Harry Winston engagement ring (very expensive luxury items with prices ranging from $5,000 to $500,000) while on his knees, looking lovingly straight at Marian who was starting to tear up. “I offer you myself, my love today and all the days of my life. So please, Marian, will you be my wife?” Instead of saying “Yes!” at once, Marian bowed and kissed Dingdong on the lips; they hugged and kissed again.

The proposal had to be repeated because during the first one, Marian’s family was not present. But last Saturday, members of the their families were present. Dingdong’s mom said that the Dantes Family has long considered Marian a member of the family, and vice-versa.

On his knees, Dingdong told Marian in the vernacular (quoted verbatim), “Sa tagal ng pagsasama natin, may isang bagay na malinaw sa akin. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Kaya ngayon, saksi ang mga mahal natin sa buhay, gusto kong ipagsigawan sa buong mundo na ikaw ang sagot sa aking mga dasal,” adding that he wanted to shout to the whole world how much he loves her and to “do it right this time,” referring to the proposal.

The overjoyed Marian said, also in the vernacular, addressing Dingdong whom she fondly calls Dad, “Maraming babae sa mundo pero alam ko na ako lang ang minahal mo ng sobra,” promising to give her all for her soon-to-be lifetime partner, including as many children as Dingdong wants, “kahit lumaki ang katawan ko.”

Marian and Dingdong are mum when and where their wedding will be. Perry Lansigan, Dingdong’s manager, is himself clueless about it, saying that only Marian can tell.

But Funfare Update sources said that the wedding might be in December this year.

Marian and Dingdong have been traveling together every time they have free time, titillating the public with pictures of their adventures posted on social media.

When Dingdong acted as one of the godparents of Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati’s son Zion, Richard teased him, “Dapat mayroon ka na ring anak.”

In an interview with The STAR last year, Marian, an only child (with half-siblings) said when asked how many children she wanted to have, “Mga dalawampu. ‘Chos!” Dingdong asked her, “O, kaya mo? Sige gagawin natin.”

But that might have to be after the wedding.

(E-mail reactions at [email protected]. You may also send your questions to [email protected]. For more updates, photos and videos visit www.philstar.com/funfare or follow me on www.twitter/therealrickylo.)











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