Ai-Ai delas Alas on her prenup with fiancé Gerald Sibayan
MANILA, Philippines – Ai-Ai Delas Alas couldn’t be happier to have found “her forever” in non-showbiz fiancé Gerald Sibayan. After dating for almost 4 years, the couple is now ready to tie the knot in December.
In an interview with the press for her upcoming movie, Bes and the Beshies on Wednesday, September 20, Ai-Ai described the upcoming nuptial as her “first real and right” wedding. Although this is her 3rd marriage, this is the first time that the comedian will be walking down a church aisle. (READ: Ai-Ai delas Alas, Gerald Sibayan to wed in November in the U.S.)
Learning from her past mistakes, Ai-Ai made sure that she’s marrying Gerald for all the right reasons. (LOOK: Ai-Ai delas Alas, Gerald Sibayan pre-nup shoot)
“Kaya ako magpapakasal kasi mahal ko si Gerald and gusto namin magsama forever. Noon kasi maraming mga hidden agenda. [Dati] bakit gusto kong magpakasal? Gusto kong mang-inis. Na-karma din ako noon. But this time, all out of love.”
(I wanted to get married because I love Gerald and we want to be together forever. Before, there were a lot of hidden agenda. [Before], why did I want to get married? I wanted to annoy people. I got karma because of that. But this time, [it's] all out of love.)
“Marami na kasi, kapag nasimulan mo ng mali, matatapos ng mali. Pareho ‘yung [past relationships ko] nag-start ng mali kasi may mga 3rd party involved. Ito, wala.”
(There are so many, when you start wrong, you end wrong. Like my [past relationships] they started wrong because there were 3rd parties involved. This one has none.)
As for her kids, Ai-Ai shared that they have been very supportive of their relationship since the beginning. She revealed that her eldest son, Sancho Vito, was the one who encouraged her to give marriage another chance.
“Happy sila. Sobrang happy sila, kahit noon pa.” (They're all happy. They're very happy, even before.)
On signing a a prenuptial agreement
When Ai-Ai and Gerald confirmed their engagement back in April, several of the actress’ fans expressed concern about their 29-year age gap. The comedienne, however, has complete trust in her 23-year-old fiancé. In fact, according to her, it was actually Gerald and his family who suggested getting a prenuptial agreement.
“Para na rin sa kapayapaan ni Gerald, para wala na siyang basher, intriga. Sa mga mag-asawa naman, ke normal, ke artista, wala naman ‘yun. Pera lang ‘yun. Kumbaga, hindi naman ‘yun ang batayan ng pagsasama niyo nang matagal. Nasa pagsasama ‘yun kung nagkaka-intindihan kayo, ‘di ba? Pera lang ‘yun. Although kailangan n’yo ‘yun bilang mag-asawa pero hindi ‘yun ang essence ng pagmamahalan,” she said.
(It's also for Gerald's peace of mind, so he won't have bashers, intrigues. For couples, whether normal or from showbiz, that's nothing. It's just money. In other words, that's not the basis of how long your relationship will last. It's really your relationship, if both of you understand each other, right? It's just money. Although as a married couple, you need it, but it's not the essence of love. )
Ai-Ai shared that she’s no longer worried when it comes to issues of money. Even with a prenup in place, the actress pointed out that it doesn’t always protect one from those with ulterior motives from the get-go.
“Kasi s’yempre maraming beses na akong kinasal at marami na rin akong prenup. Hindi guarantee na ‘pag may prenup ka eh hindi ka makukuhanan ng pera. Totoo ‘yun. ‘Pag gusto kang lokohin or huthutan magagawan ng paraan.”
(I've been married many times and I've also had pre-nups. It's not a guarantee that if you have a pre-nup, they won't money from you. That's true. If they want to fool you or get money from you, they will find a way.)
Ai-Ai described her wedding motif as colorful and festive. Her wedding gown is designed by Frederick Peralta, while her veil is hand painted by director Louie Ignacio.
Among the celebrities part of the entourage are Sharon Cuneta, Marian Rivera, Bayani Agbayani, Regine Velasquez, Ruffa Mae Quinto, Jose Manalo, Pops Fernandez, Piolo Pascual, Randy Santiago, Jerald Napoles, Valeen Montenegro, Eugene Domingo, and Barbie Forteza.
After their church wedding in Quezon City, Ai-Ai and Gerald will head to Europe for their honeymoon. – Rappler.com