nation knew that the relationship of actress Assunta de Rossi, a.k.a. Ma.
Assunta "Sam" Schiavone, and Negros Occidental Congressman Julio
"Jules" Ledesma was a whirlwind romance. What many didn't know was
that this was Jules's second chance at happily-ever-after, since his first
wife, Marivi Pe, had tragically died of cancer a few years earlier.
Assunta-Jules romance became a hot topic because of the rifts between Jules and
his future mother-in-law, Nenita Schiavone—not to mention his future
sister-in-law, the outspoken Alessandra "Alex" de Rossi.
But as the
wedding day drew near, all misunderstandings got cleared up, and the former
adversaries welcomed each other with open arms. Thrilled that love had
conquered all, the couple made certain that their wedding would be a night no
one would ever forget. The couple tied the knot at the Sanctuario de San Antonio in Makati, last March 14, 2004.