TV personality Daphne OseĂ±a-Paez shed tears of joy when she saw a video clip of her husband Patrick Paez praising her as a wife and mother.
The TV5 News executive said Daphne is a âPerfect 10â in that interview, which was shown during the product launch of Vaselineâs newest whitening and anti-aging lotion recently.
Itâs a surprise for the TV host because even though she and her husband are both working in the media, they still keep their relationship private.
âIn our relationship, weâve never had a public display of affection,â Daphne told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) when asked about her thoughts in seeing her husband on the video.
The Urban Zone producer-host continued, âIt was a conscious decision that we would not be a âpublic coupleâ because, you know, weâre both in mediaâIâm a TV host and heâs also a TV host and a producer and he runs a news networkâbut we both have our own things.
âWe just donât want to be out in the open and weâre very protective of our home and our family.
âSo, we always avoided coming out on, you know, magazine covers and things like that.
âThen, I see this! And it wasnât just a video clip, not a video clip. It was like a documentary!
âSo, I was really emotional because he has never done that and itâs our 10th wedding anniversary last week, May 4.â
Daphne and Patrick have been married for a decade, but actually theyâve known each other for 17 years. So, seeing her husband praising her for being a good wife and loving mom really touched her heart.
Daphne said in disbelief, âNagulat na lang ako na he did that. Parang he said so much.
âAnd you know what, heâs so amazing.
âThe way he speaks and the way he got me all figured it out, parang wow, nakakakilig.â
Even without the video interview, Daphne said that Patrickâs always supportive and encouraging.
âEvery day naman he always lets me know and tells me that Iâm on the right track,â she said.
âWe are like that on each other. Heâs my confidant with every move that I make, you know, because Iâm doing a lot now.
âI have Daphne.ph, I have my linens, my furniture, my home fragrance. So, when I put it all together, he sees me stressed out and heâs always like, âHey, youâre doing really well.ââ
MAKING TIME. Aside from giving compliments, itâs important for couples to make extra effort for time with their partner, says Daphne.
She related, âWell, in general, from what I know, when you become a mother, itâs very easy to fall in love with your child, itâs natural.
âEven when youâre asleep, youâre thinking about your child only. Di ba, parang mamaya na âyong husband?
âBut itâs very important to make an effort to make your husband number one.â
So, does she still go on a date with her husband?
âWeâre always on a date. Pero nothing big, we just watch movies, just alone time, because weekends are for kids. Sometimes at night we see each other, we have dinner or drinks,â Daphne replied.
She added that this has a positive effect on the kids.
âWhen your child sees that you and your husband respect each other, love each other, then they will be confident, they will be happy.
âSo when my kids see mom and dad going out for dinner, [theyâll ask], âOh, youâre going out on a date?â
âEspecially because [I have] daughters, itâs very important to have a positive role model in a father.
âWhen they see their father respecting and adoring their motherâŠ I have that.
âIn fact, my mom and dad are here and theyâre still so in love, theyâre always together. I wanted that for me when I grow old.â
Daphne also pointed out that no matter how long the marriage, itâs important to âhear each other out and be interested [in each otherâs] world.â
She reiterated, âWe just try to be involved with each other and weâre growing.â