..In sickness and in health, in richer and in poorer, in teleseryes, news programs and comedy sitcoms. This is KOW-Kapamilyalogy and we are listing down the Top 5 Real-Life Celebrity Couples in a TV show. These are couples who are or were married at the time the TV show was aired. So you will not see Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales here since “Okidokidoc” was aired before they said vows to each other.
Runners-up for this list are Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz for “Palos” and Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villaroel for “S.I.R.”
Ranking 5th on our list are the couple Julius Babao and Christine Bersola. These two first met when they were paired as the main anchors of the daily early news-lifestyle morning program “Alas Singko Y Media” from 1996 to 2001. The couple then went on to host a daily morning talk-show “Talk TV” from 2001 to 2004, during which they tied the knot in 2003. They returned in the early morning slot with “Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas” from 2005 to 2007. Now that Christine is in TV5 and Julius is still a Kapamilya with the late night newscast “Bandila” and the afternoon investigative show “Bistado” under his helm, the two are considered as the pioneers of the Philippine early morning shows.
Everyone was surprised then when they announced their secret marriage in September 21, 2004, the now estranged couple Diether Ocampo and Kristine Hermosa ranked 4th in our list. During that time, the two co-starred in the teleserye “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas” with Kristine’s former boyfriend Jericho Rosales. In 2005, the two were again paired in a teleserye about settling down entitled “Til Death Do Us Part”. However, their bliss did not end that long when they parted ways in 2008 and their marriage annulled in 2009. Kristine is now married with Oyo Boy Sotto and expecting their 3rd child while Diether is with a non-showbiz girlfriend.
The title of their comedy sitcom “Richard Loves Lucy” already gave the reason why this celebrity couple is 3rd on our list. It was a fairy tale wedding when matinee idol Richard Gomez and beautiful model Lucy Torres tied the knot in April 28, 1998. Their comedy sitcom directed by Johnny Manahan was aired for almost 3 years from November 22, 1998 to March 25, 2001. The show tackled the life of the newly-wed together with some of their extended family, friends and co-workers. After 15 years, they renew their vows through another grandiose wedding in 2013.
Like “Richard Loves Lucy”, the 2nd celebrity pair starred in a comedy sitcom about a newly-wed couple. After the success of their movies “Kasal Kasali Kasalo” in 2006 and “Sakal Sakali Saklolo” in 2007, ABS-CBN decided to do a comedy sitcom with Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos. Being aired from June 14, 2009 to February 7, 2010, this TV show was started just few months after their private wedding in April 28, 2009. The show is about a newly-wed who are complete opposites but are a perfect match. This romantic comedy series follows the married life of policewoman George and school teacher Cecil. She does the dirty job, he does the house cleaning. She has a tough core, while he has the soft spot. The series shows how George and Cecil overcome the challenges of marital life plus the issues of the people around them. Ryan is now currently hosting a game show called Picture! Picture! In GMA 7 which has the same timeslot with Judy Ann’s game show Bet On Your Baby in ABS-CBN. Well. It’s good to say that it’s just clean competition between the couple.
Who can make it on the top of our list but the now estranged couple Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez. The Concert King and Queen were the pillars of the longest running variety show ASAP launched in February 5, 1995 together with Dayanara Torres and Ariel Rivera. Who would have thought that this almost perfect union of two rhythms will fall apart one day with their marriage being annulled in the late 2000? Lots of their fans were sad and devastated when the two announced their separation. Even after their annulment, the two still hosted the variety show together until 2003, when Pops transferred to GMA7. Now, while Martin is still in ASAP and Pops seems to enjoy her private life, the estranged couple remained to be friends.
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