In a rare one-on-one interview, Vic Sotto and wife Pauleen sat down with GMA news anchor Jessica Soho on Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.
The couple talked about their first month as husband and wife, and admitted to being much happier.
"Nung hindi pa kami married, masaya naman kami," Mrs. Sotto said, "Pero nung kinasal kami, nag-double or nag-triple nang ten times yung happiness kasi magkasama na talaga kami.
"Hindi na naghihiwalay."
For Mr. Sotto, perfect timing was a big factor.
"Ang tagal ko nang pangarap to settle down.
"Tagal ko nang hinintay, the right one at the right time.
"And finally, ito na nga.
RELATIONSHIP GOALS. Vic and Pauleen also described their day-to-day life as a married couple, and unknowingly taught five valuable lessons.
1. Don't be pressured by ideals.
When asked what Vic thought about Pauleen's cooking, Bossing replied, "Nanay niya masarap magluto."
Pauleen admitted she hadn't found the time to test her skills in the kitchen, "Hindi pa po ako masyado nakakapagtambay sa kitchen kasi we’re kinda busy.
"And, also, ayoko rin naman magmarunong na hindi naman po ako sobrang magaling.
"A little bit lang. Breakfast."
Bossing didn't take this against her, "Alam mo…hindi totoo sa ’kin yung, 'The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.'
"The way to a man’s heart is in the heart talaga, e.
"Marunong, di marunong, basta alam ko Nanay niya masarap magluto."
2. Know your partner well.
With four years as their foundation, Vic and Pauleen have somewhat seen each other's strengths and weaknesses.
Pauleen said, "I think with the four years we’ve had together, I think nalaman namin yung anong tamang timpla.
"Alam na naming kung ano makakapag-inis sa kanya o sa akin.
"So we really try to avoid it."
3. Don't let other people's opinion ruin your relationship.
Even after their wedding, some people have remained skeptical about their May-December kind of marriage.
Pauleen revealed that Bossing still gets irked by nasty comments on social media.
"Naiinis siya doon na ba't kailangan ko pa siya basahin, ba't kailangan ma-involve pa ang ibang tao sa buhay namin, e, we're very happy."
4. Be consistent.
Pauleen said, "Kung papaano ko siya nakilala nung hindi pa kami married, ganun pa rin.
"It’s the same."
5. Love means patience.
Remember Vic's speech at the wedding reception?
"Sanay ako sa mga jowa lang, sa mga syotitay, mga fling...Pero masarap pala sabihin yung 'asawa ko.'"
People did not actually think he'd remarry, but Bossing did, and couldn't be happier.