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Gladys Reyes Reveals Secret To Lasting Relationship With Christopher Roxas

Gladys quips: “Di ba, kailangan pangtulog? Ako, panggising ang susuotin ko!”

Celebrity couple Gladys Reyes and Christopher Roxas recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

Gladys and Christopher recently celebrated their milestone, coinciding with the 18th birthday of their son Christophe, through a party on January 27 at Glass Garden Events Place.

Of this milestone, Gladys and Christopher are known as “couple goals” with their relationship lasting this long.

During her interview with the media—including FreebieMNL—at the sidelights of the party, Gladys admitted that their relationship was also once tested.

At the time, they were not married yet.

Gladys says, “Mag-dyowa pa lang kami, parang naghiwalay kami ng one and a half months. Yun yung pinaka-break up namin.

It was the first and last time they had a problem that led to a breakup.

Although there are still moments when they bickerwhich is normal for a married couplethings become different at night!

She candidly shares, “Pero simula noong naging mag-asawa, lagi nga kami nagkakainisan niyan, e, nagkakabwisitan. Pero ewan ko ba, pagsapit ng gabi, naiiba ang ano!

“’Pag umagang-umaga, naiinis siya, ‘Ang bagal bagal!’ Yung ganyan kasi ang bagal ko raw kumilos, ang tagal ko kumilos.

Pero ‘pag gabi, nag-iiba ang ihip ng hangin! Ewan ko ba!”

Gladys then quips, “Di ba, kailangan pantulog? Ako, panggising ang susuotin ko, magising ang mga kalamnan! Manggising ng kamalayan!”

Gladys Reyes Christopher Roxas
Gladys Reyes and Christopher Roxas
PHOTO: @iamgladysreyes on Instagram

But turning serious, the 46-year-old actress stresses the importance of intimacy between married couples.

“Importante yun, ha. Yung intimacy kasi ng mag-asawa, importante yun.

Sabi nga nila, what keeps the fire burning? Kasi dapat may effort from both sides. Hindi pwedeng the normal thing lang na okay, wala nang lambing-lambingan ‘tapos talikuran.”

Gladys also believes one of the secrets to a lasting relationship is when you spend more time together without the kids.

“Unang-una, kailangan niyong hanapan ng time, mag-date kayo, mag-staycation kayo ng kayong dalawa lang.

Dati, nagui-guilty ako ‘pag ‘di kasama yung mga anak ko pero siguro, as I grow older, parang natutunan ko na at the end of the day, kaming dalawa matitira dito, magkakaroon sila ng kanya-kanyang buhay.

Totoo talaga yun, e. Hindi yun cliche kapag napapakinggan natin kaya dapat solid talaga kayo.”

With what she shared, one member of the press quipped that she might have another child.

Gladys exclaims, “Ay wala na, kota kinabalu na!”

Gladys Reyes on showbiz breakups

Recently, more showbiz couples are being reported to break up.

Did Gladys feel worried that it might also happen to them?

She answers, “Nalungkot ako, siyempre. Di ba, kami ni Christopher, 11 years kami na mag-boyfriend before we got married.

“So, napaisip din nga ako na kung kami ba, noong 11th year, hindi pa namin na-decide na magpakasal, parang may chance din ba na hindi kami nagkatuluyan?

Kasi, di ba minsan, overfamiliarity, masyadong matagal? Pero awa naman ng Diyos, mutually naman, hindi naman na pinilit ko siya o binigyan ng ultimatum, pareho naming gusto [na magpakasal].

Ang isa pa nga sa regrets namin, sana mas maaga kaming nag-anak kasi nakunan pa nga ako, di ba? Yung honeymoon baby.”

Gladys and Christopher have four kids: Christophe, Aquisha, Grant, and Gavin.

READ ALSO: Gladys Reyes: Winning In Life And Love

Christophe turns 18

Coinciding with Gladys and Christopher’s wedding anniversary is the 18th birthday of their eldest, Christophe.

One of the highlights of the party is Gladys and Christopher’s surprise gift: a contract with Star Music where Christophe can release his compositions.

In fact, Christophe was really surprised when executives of Star Music went on stage and had him sign a contract!

Of this, Gladys says her son is ready to join showbiz but not yet full-time.

She explains, “Nauna na yung pagpunta namin sa ABS-CBN Music office and may kinompose na song si Christophe, so nagko-compose siya.

Yun yung pinagpapasalamat ko, okay sa amin, sa kanila pati, sila mag-a-adjust sa schedule ni Christophe because nasa UP nga, so okay na yun. Music, hosting, huwag na muna siguro yung teleserye kasi siyempre, mahabang oras.”

Currently, Christophe is in a relationship. However, according to Gladys, it is not a big deal as long as Christophe remains focused on his priorities.

Oo, siyempre kailangan naman ng inspirasyon, di ba? At nakikita naman namin, hindi nakakapagpabaya sa pag-aaral kahit extra-curricular activities, mahilig sa music o jiu jitsu, kung anuman yung active siya, wala akong dapat ipangamba.

“I think kailangan lang ng pundasyon ng bata, secured ka, e. Ang pinakamagagawa mo, hindi mo naman mababantayan 24 oras yan, manalangin ka, ipanalangin mo yun.

Kaya kahit gaano ako kapuyat, 7 a.m., gigising ako, magpe-pray kami bago sila pumunta sa school. Hindi mo alam kung ano mangyayari.”

Since Christophe is entering the legal age, her always reminder for him is to always be responsible with his actions and decisions.

She says, “There’s no turning back, alam niyo na rin siyempre yung ibig ko sabihin.

Kami kasi ng daddy niya, wala naman siyang maano sa amin kasi, di ba, kahit na maaga kaming—childhood sweethearts, lalo na parents ko, nakabantay talaga! Ang tagal bago kami pinayagan mag-date ng mag-isa.

Alam din naman ninyo, very open ako na noong kinasal ako, doon pa lang din talaga ang tunay na gloria!”

This is also the prayer that Gladys has for her son.

Siyempre, ang ipinalalangin natin, wala muna, di ba? Hanggat kaya na matiis talaga, di ba?

“Well, ang nakikita ko kay Christophe, hindi ko alam dahil sa pagiging kuya niya na rin ano, yung pagiging responsible. Parang lagi yan nag-iisip muna bago siya kikilos and mga bata ngayon, career-oriented!

Parang mas matagal sila nag-a-asawa, mas matagal sila nagpa-pamilya, kaya parang sa part na yan, hindi ako masyadong takot.

“’Tapos now, he’s doing good in UP, freshman siya and itong huli, niyabang sa akin na, ‘I got 1! Uno raw in Speech! So, nakakatuwa naman.”

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