- Gelli de Belen and Ariel Rivera have been married for over two decades already
- The celebrity couple shared the secret for a long-lasting marriage
- According to them, being selfless and generous can make a big difference in a relationship
Gelli de Belen and Ariel Rivera’s marriage is considered as one of the strongest and most inspiring in showbiz.
KAMI learned that the couple talked about the secret of their marriage’s success in an interview.
The actress told PUSH that being selfless without abandoning one’s identity can make a bigdifference in a marriage.
“We’ve been together for 26 years, 21 years of which as a married couple.
“I think generosity is the key. Not just generous of yourself or of any kind. May mga bagay na ayaw mo sanang gawin pero alam mong ikasisaya ng asawa mo, di gawin mo na lang kung hindi mo naman ikamamatay at wala namang masasaktan, why not give it? Pag nagbibigay ka, natututo kang mag-adjust. You become selfless.
“Hindi naman selfless na lose yourself. Importante rin naman na you don’t lose your identity, pero palaging alam mo kung sino ka o ano ka, iyon ang importante,” she explained.
Ariel agreed with his wife, saying that being unselfish is the key to a lasting relationship.
“It’s give and take. It’s communication. The appreciation for your wife. It sounds corny pero it’s really ano…huwag mong isipin ang sarili mo, ang isipin mo kung ano ang makabubuti sa kanya, just being unselfish. I think that is the most important,” Ariel revealed.
KAMI reported earlier that Gelli has no problem with Ariel working with his ex-girlfriend Regine Velasquez.
Gelli De Belen and Ariel Rivera both starred in the film, “Ikaw Pala Ang Mahal Ko.”
They got married on December 22, 1997 and were granted two lovely sons, Joaquin Andres and Julio.
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