Marian Rivera Shares Problems She And Husband Dingdong Dantes Faced In Their Married Life After The Arrival Of Their Daughter
Sometimes when a couple becomes parents for the first time the responsibilities, love, and attention towards their child will somehow reduce the intimacy and spark between them. Actress Marian Rivera also shared the problem she and her husband faced after the arrival of their daughter.
She is married to a Filipino actor Dingdong Dantes for a few years now and the showbiz couple shares an adorable child. How has the arrival of a new member of the family changed their chemistry? Are they working things out?
Marian Rivera And Husband Dingdong Dantes' Married Life After The Birth Of Their Daughter
The gorgeous actress and model Rivera tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Dingdong Dantes on 30 December 2014.
Their wedding was over the top which took place in Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Cubao, Quezon City. The ceremony was televised on GMA Network.
Their big fat wedding was called The Royal Wedding as Dantes and Rivera were honored as GMA Network's primetime king and queen. They got the title for their hard work and dedication they have shown on GMA Network television projects.
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes first met on the set of a Philippine drama series Marimar in 2007. Dantes, struck by Rivera's charm, proposed her in August 2012 in Macau but nothing much happened at that time.
Later Dantes again proposed Rivera on the reality dance show Marian on 9 August 2014 which was a complete surprise for Rivera. After the televised proposal, the couple finally exchanged the vows.
The gorgeous pair welcomed their beautiful daughter Maria Letizia Dantes on 23 November 2015. The pair frequently tours around the world with their bundle of joy to celebrate their togetherness. They are not only a couple goal but also a total family goal.
Marriage is a commitment which needs lots of efforts and hard work of both parties. Likewise, at times, there were problems in Rivera and Dantes conjugal life. Especially after the baby, it is pretty difficult to look after the baby and maintain the spark in the relationship.
Rivera accepted the fact that she and her husband have lost some intimacy after their daughter's arrival. She said:
“After you give birth, you then have to look after your child, so your time for your spouse lessens. But I feel we’re past that phase. Now that I can leave Zia without separation anxiety … the intimacy is back!”
She also talked about how the priorities changes after you become a mother.
“Your priorities change [when you’re a mother], you become more focused on your child. But not as much anymore! Like what my daughter always says, ‘I’m back,’”
In an effort to re-create the spark between them Dingdong and Marian have started to giving each other more time than before also going out on romantic dates more often.
“I used to be quite a manang. Now, we go to the bars and mingle with people… It’s like we’re boyfriend and girlfriend again. It’s all about maintaining the bond you have as a couple.”
TAs of now, the Kapuso royalties are living a blissful life and as per some sources, the couple is planning to add another member in the family, a younger sibling for Letizia soon.
Marian Rivera's Relationship History
Back in the days, Marian Rivera was in a romantic relationship with a Filipino actor Mark Herras. Their relationship was a secretive one as the couple never spoke regarding their affair in media.
Things got sour when Rivera was launched to solo stardom with the drama series Marimar. Afterward, Herras reportedly stopped meeting Rivera. Eventually, the duo parted their ways.
The Amaya actress also dated Ervic Vijandre, a Filipino actor, and a basketball player. The two were friends back in their school days at St. Francis of Assisi School in Cavite. Soon they started going out, that time Vijandre was really close to Rivera's family.
The couple was in a relationship for eight years but broke up later on after Rivera reportedly cheated on him with current husband Dingdong Dantes.
Marian Rivera: Quick Facts
- She was born on 12 August 1984 in Madrid, Spain.
- Her parents are Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso, a Spaniard and Amalia Rivera, a Filipina.
- In 2008, she was declared as FHM Magazine's sexiest woman. She made in the list multiple times at different ranking.
- She was declared as the sexiest woman by FHM Philippines in 2013.
- Her estimated net worth is $5 million.