Getting married is one of the biggest and most life-changing decisions a person can make in a lifetime.
Before Kaye Abad, Rochelle Pangilinan, and Camille Prats become misis, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had the chance to chat with them about marriage and their fears at the latter’s princess-themed bridal shower on November 5, in Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.
BIG ADJUSTMENTS. For Kaye, she could hardly believe the reality that she is indeed getting married.
She said, “Siguro hindi siya magsi-sink in hanggang sa araw na iyon.”
But the Tabing Ilog star said she looks forward to the new life awaiting her and her husband-to-be Paul Jake Castillo.
“Excited ako kasi for the longest time, hindi naman for the longest time, medyo matagal ko rin naman hinintay ito.
“Akala ko nga noon, tatandang dalaga ako, so excited ako kung paano kami magha-handle ng pamilya.
“Excited ako na nagkaka-baby kami.”
At the same time, Kaye has her fears.
“Natatakot ako siguro iyong buhay na may asawa kasi hindi na siya iyong kapag nag-away kayo, kapag naisip mo na ayaw mo na, puwede mo na lang siya iiwan.
“Hindi na gano’n, e."
It is going to be a totally new environment for Kaye since she will be moving to Cebu.
“At saka number one akong natatakot iyong paghiwalay sa family kasi hanggang ngayon kasama ko family ko, e.
“Iyon siguro iyong malaking-malaki adjustment sa akin. Sinasabi nga nila, ‘Cebu lang iyan, malapit.’
"Sabi ko, ‘Alam kong malapit lang, but iyong mahiwalay sa family…’
“Kapag gising ko ako na magluluto, walang handang pagkain, wala mga pamangkin ko. Iyon iyong malaking adjustment ko.”
BUILDING A FAMILY After losing her husband, Camille never thought that she would find love again.
She and VJ Yambao will tie the knot on the first week of January at the Nayomi Sanctuary Resort in Batangas.
She told PEP and a few members of the press, “I’m looking forward to the honeymoon kasi we plan to go somewhere na matagal na naming dream puntahan.
"We want to go to Europe.
“More than anything, siyempre, I’m excited about being able to start a family.”
Her eight-year-old son Nathan had been hoping to have a sibling, but Camille has her worries about it.
“When I had Nathan, Nathan was a surprise baby. So ito, parang hindi ko alam kung nagfa-flashback sa ’kin iyong idea na parang ‘Kaya ko ba?’
“The feeling is different, e. Kasi this time, it’s planned, so it feels entirely different.”
Likewise, Camille’s mom Alma is hoping for another grandchild, hopefully, a granddaughter.
“Kapag sinasabi ng mommy ko, ‘Magbe-baby ba kayo agad?’
"Parang ako, ‘Um, I’m not sure if I want agad.’
“Parang I want to be able to enjoy the marriage first, us first with Nathan.
"And then siguro kapag mas concrete, mas stable iyong relationship namin as a family of three, and then we add one more.”
BEING HUSBAND AND WIFE Rochelle Pangilinan has not started yet with her wedding preparations with fiance Arthur Solinap because their work schedules have been tight.
But the Oh My Mama actor and Encantadia star finally found time for each other when they joined the cast of Pepito Manaloto in Japan during the long Halloween weekend.
“Actually, happy ako at blessed kami ni Art [Arthur's nickname] na makasama namin sila, na naging part sila sa buhay namin ni Art.” she told PEP in an exclusive interview.
Rochelle and Arthur got an important marriage advice from Michael V and his wife Ayo.
The actress/dancer said, “Sabi nga ni Kuya Bitoy saka ni Ate Ayo, ‘We’. So kailangan sanayan na natin ang ‘we,’ hindi na ‘I.’
“Actually natatakot ako kasi sabi nga ng marami, hindi masaya ang buhay ng [mag-asawa].
"Akala kasi ng iba, parang heaven ang buhay ng may asawa at pamilya."
Rochelle said the idea of marriage can be overwhelming.
“Talagang isang malaking responsibilidad.
“Nakakatakot talaga, kasi hindi na tayo iyong parang sarili na lang natin iintindihan natin.”
But Arthur eased her thoughts by assuring that the Lord will give them guidance.
“Alam ko saka-sakaling magkaroon kami ng problema, alam kong malalagpasin naman namin iyon kasi laging sinasabi sa ’kin ni Art, nasa center natin si God.
“Walang bibitaw, kaya natin.”