The two Kapamilya singers talked delightfully about their experiences as they navigated their married life.
ASAP Performers and Kapamilya divas KZ Tandingan and Morisette Amon delighted their fans and viewers by sharing tidbits about their married life on Magandang Buhay on September 8.
For Amon, the guesting marked her first sit-down interview, since marrying her fellow The Voice alum Dave Lamar last year. Tandingan, meanwhile, happily married to fellow singer TJ Monterde for two years now.
Amon recalled the time she got married in Batangas on 28 June 2021, noting how the bad weather nearly kept their special day from being perfect.
“Ang funny noong araw na iyon. During the day, okay pa, as in sunny pa, ang ganda…nakapag-pictorial pa kami sa labas.
“(That day was funny. The day started as sunny and we were even able to do our pictorial shoot outside),” she shared, as she noted how she was determined to push through with the wedding, no matter what.
“Literally, kinailangan naming idelay ang wedding namin siguro ng mga, an hour? Hoping na tumila. So, noong napansin namin na medyo nag-slow down na, pinush na namin.One thing sure sa akin, no matter what happens today, itutuloy namin.
“(We tried to delay the wedding for like an hour, in our hopes that the rain would soon stop. When we noticed the rain was already easing, we knew we had to start it right away. One thing I was sure about that day, is that the wedding would take place no matter what),” she recalled.
Asked how she adjusted to married life, Amon recalled instead, how she was able to build her relationship with Dave Lamar, who eventually became her husband.
“For the longest time naman, I’ve known DJ (Dave) since 2010. He’s like my very first friends talaga. Then nag-The Voice, we became super close, and then pumunta siya ng States, we kept in touch. Doon na-develop ang friendship namin hanggang sa, parang wala na, doon na talaga papunta, as in next level na. So nag-long distance kami.
Tandingan, on the other hand, took the chance of sharing her experience when she and her husband caught the COVID virus just a few months ago. She remembered how it strengthened their bond and how having it made her appreciate her body more.
“Kasi sunod-sunod ang trabaho. Syempre, after noong 2020 and 2021, talagang halos walang work talaga. Parang, I am very thankful na ngayong 2022, bumabalik na. So everytime na merong gig, I was just game, game, game, game. Tapos bigla kong narealize na, ah, ‘my body is not used to this anymore.
“(The work piled up for me. Of course, after 2020 and 2021, work was really scarce. That is why I am very thankful that 2022 started shaping up to be different. I took every gig I can get; I was game, game, game…until I realized that ‘oh, my body is not used to this anymore),” she shared.
Being a Monterde for more than two years already, the X Factor winner admitted that the biggest adjustment she has is something that she tried to work out by herself.
“Ako kasi as a person, if there is something that I wanna do, I always make sure na kung kaya kong gawin gagawin ko siya, kasi minsan wala kong tiwala sa ibang tao kung paano nila gagawin. Gusto ko kapag ginawa siya, gagawin siya ko siya exactly how I want it to be done.
“(I am the type of person who makes sure everything gets done as planned. I make sure that I do things myself, as long as I can. The thing is I am often distrustful of other people when it comes to doing things. I want things to be done exactly the way I want them to be done)”, she added, noting how she always plans things.
“Ayaw ko lang ng dadating sa isang lugar na hindi ko alam ang gagawin ko (I don’t arrive at a place unprepared),” she said.
Her biggest takeaway, however, from her marriage, is trusting her partner in carrying their relationship for both of them, at times she had to pause the wheel.
“When we got married, minsan I catch myself na…’oh my God, I am becoming greedy of being the driver of this relationship,” she recalled, noting how she was initially insistent on being the dominant entity in their relationship.
“I am adjusting to the fact that I am no longer alone. I don’t have to burden myself with every single detail, because I have this person.