The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant shift in people’s lives. However, Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera only felt thankful because she had a lot of time with her husband, Dingdong Dantes, as she revealed it during the 12th Anniversary special of BEAUTéDERM Corporation.
“This time na nagkaroon ng pandemya, ito ‘yung pagkakataon namin na hindi lumalabas ng bahay, at magkasama kami bente kwatro oras. So parang sa amin, parang very thankful kami na nangyari din sa amin ito. Na ‘ay pagmagkasama pala kaming dalawa hindi pa rin pala kami mag-aaway.”
Rivera noted that their relationship at home during the pandemic worked because of their compatibility with each other.
“So thankful ako, thank you Lord talaga sa pagkakataon na nagkaroon ako ng asawa na compatible para sa akin. Sabi ko nga magiging maganda ‘yung partner mo or perfect ‘yung partner mo kung tinuturuan ka niya na mas maging mabuting tao. So ‘yun din ang ginawagawa ni Dong sa buhay ko.”
She then shared that she and Dantes openly communicate how they feel, especially during the lockdowns.
“Of course, ganon din ako sa kanya. So mas maganda na palagi kayong nagha-heart to heart talk, ke maliit, ke malaking bagay, kailangan transparent kayong sa isa’t isa.”
During the early quarter of 2021, Rivera backed off from her role in First Yaya because she opted to focus on her family and their safety.
Earlier, Dantes expressed how lucky he felt for having Rivera as his wife.
“Masasabi kong napakasuwerte ko na siya talaga ang naging asawa ko kasi talagang ginamit namin itong oras together. And we have been so busy as individuals for the past siguro ako 20 years, siya siguro 12 years sa pagiging active in show business.”
Dantes and Rivera tied the knot in December 2014 and have been together for six years.
They have two kids: Maria Letizia or Zia, and Jose Sixto, named after Dantes. The couple often shares photos of their family via their social media accounts.