One of the biggest and most famous Filipino celebrities today is Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.
Dingdong Dantes started out as a model when he was just 2 years old. When he got older, the teenage Dingdong became a part of Abztract Dancers, a dance group during the 90s.
Eventually, Dingdong started acting when he was 17 and appeared in various TV and movie projects like T.G.I.S., Anna Karenina, and Shake, Rattle, & Roll. His career took off and starred in successful and famous TV shows like Encantadia and Super Twins. Dingdong also became one of the lead stars in Moments of Love.
Meanwhile, Marian started out her showbiz career as a commercial model. She got minor TV roles in 2005 in GMA 7 shows like Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako and Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat.
The love team turned real life couple met on-set of their first project together, Marimar, way back in 2007. Here, Marian won over actresses like Jennylyn Mercado, Katrina Halili, and Karylle. Dingdong sucessfully bagged the lead role of Sergio. Their team up in Marimar became so popular that Dingdong and Marian was dubbed as the Primetime King and Queen of GMA.
They received more projects because of the huge success of Marimar.
They worked together in Dyesebel, Endless Love, and My Beloved. They also starred in their first movie, One True Love, in 2008.
In an article published last December 2014 by GMA News, Marian revealed in a magazine interview that they could not get along at first & she found Dingdong very snobbish.
She said, “Hindi kami magkasundo. At all!”
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The love team didn’t fall for each other right away because both of them were with different people at that time.
In 2010, both of them are already single and they revealed that they are officially together.
After years of being together, Dingdong decided to propose to Marian while they were in Macau. He proposed with butterflies all around them, knowing that Marian loved butterflies. This was just the first proposal. After two years, Dingdong proposed to Marian again on live television.
On December 30, 2014, DongYan’s wedding happened. The wedding was star-studded and even the former president NoyNoy Aquino was present.
Now, the couple has a beautiful 2-year-old daughter Letizia ‘Zia’ Dantes, who definitely got the gorgeous looks of her parents. Zia is set to celebrate her upcoming birthday at Disneyland with her parents.The couple also regularly shares photos of their cute family on Instagram.
It was also recently announced that Marian is expecting another child. People are already excited if the couple are having a boy or a girl. Marian said that it will be revealed before Zia’s birthday.
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In an interview with PEP.ph, Marian was asked if she wanted more children & the actress said that she would love to have a third or even a fourth child if they get blessed with it.
She said, “Ideal kasi is three talaga. Pero kung mabigyan ng four, why not? Ang lungkot naman kung tatlo lang kami sa bahay o apat lang kami.”
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