Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres exchanged touching messages on Instagram as they celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary.
In an Instagram post early this Sunday, April 28, the actor-politician posted a video of their Lux Shampoo TV commercial and looked back on one special moment he shared with his wife.
Richard and Lucy met on the set while filming the commercial in Lake Caliraya in 1993.
Richard wrote, "This is the tv ad where I fell in love with this 19 year old lady. It didn't take too long and I asked her to marry me. Its been 21 years since and it feels like we just got married yesterday. Happy Anniversary to you my love!!!"
For her part, Lucy recalled in her Instagram post that memorable moment when Richard proposed to her on the eve of her 23rd birthday.
The 44-year-old congresswoman wrote, "December 1997. We were in the balcony of my parent’s home in Carlota Hills, it was the eve of my birthday and a handful of us were around a small table, the seaview before us.
"When the clock struck midnight Richard pulled me close, locked me in his piercing gaze, and asked me to marry him. I said yes in a heartbeat.
"I was in denim shorts, a t-shirt, slippers. He was in shorts, a shirt, sneakers.
"The ring was not in a box or pouch, it was just swimming loosely in his pocket for hours the whole evening. Until he pulled it out to slip it on my finger.
"He took this photo moments after we got engaged. And if I look dazed it’s because I was.
"I was going to marry this man I have loved since I was 12 years old, spend forever with the love of my life. 21 today."
Towards the end of her post, Lucy expressed her gratitude and her love for her husband.
"You are my home @richardgomezinstagram. Thank you for a love that always feels like summer.[heart emoji]"
Richard and Lucy got maried at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Church in Ormoc City on April 28, 1998.
The couple's daughter, Juliana, is now 18 years old.