- Snooky Serna is a member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo
- However, she is in a relationship with former Bulacan Vice Governor Ramon Villarama, a Catholic
- The actress opened up about the dilemma she faces because of her complicated love life
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Snooky Serna opened up about the struggle she experiences with her love life.
KAMI learned that Snooky and her boyfriend, former Bulacan Vice Governor Ramon Villarama, cannot yet get married because they have different religions.
Ramon is a Catholic while Snooky has been an Iglesia Ni Cristo member for seven years already.
When asked by PEP.ph if she is ready to get married to Ramon, this is what she had to say:
“Prayerfully, sana; actually, puwede na kasi annulled naman yung marriage ko, binata siya…
“We touch on that, pero hindi pa talaga sineseryoso. Hindi pa talaga kami nagse-set ng date, hindi pa kami engaged.
“Kasi, I’ll be very honest, Iglesia Ni Cristo ako, siya Katoliko. I have nothing against the Catholic church, but then again, sa amin kasi, kailangan maakay ko siya.
“And he promised me naman na… he has nothing against Iglesia Ni Cristo. As a matter of fact, he admires and respects the religious organization, our religious organization or group.
“So, sabi niya nga, he doesn’t mind looking into it, magsuri siya.”
If she would be asked to choose between Ramon or her faith, what would the 51-year-old actress do?
“I hope I don’t get to that point na papapiliin ako, but I’ll be very honest.
“I’m now being very candid… hindi ko pipiliin ang religion, kasi religion will not save me per se, but my faith in God.
“So, kung papapiliin ako, I’m being very literal about this, yun yung sagot ko.
“Pero kung ang church ay papipiliin ako, and this is what you meant, na sundin ko yung banal na aral or to go on in a relationship na hindi ko naman ka-same yoke…
“You have to be of the same yoke, pipiliin ko yung faith ko. I would rather say my faith, my belief.
"I would follow that rather than disobey, so I would have to sacrifice my love life.”
Based on the doctrines of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, its members are not allowed to date and marry non-INC members.
The penalty for violating that doctrine is supposed to be expulsion from the church.
Snooky has two kids from her previous marriage to actor/model Ricardo Cepeda.
KAMI wishes all the best for Snooky’s love life and her spiritual life as well!
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