Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico have been married for six months, but they have been together for six years already.
How do they sustain their relationship?
That became the question when Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) caught up with the French-Filipina actress at the launch of Toblerone’s limited-edition Christmas sleeves, which were designed by Solenn herself.
The multi-talented Kapuso star enumerated the factors.
Do silly stuff together, and make fun of each other. Bawal ang pikon!
Solenn was such a good sport when her husband described her dancing as "lechon skin," which means stiff, and uploaded a video on social media to prove his 'claim.'
2. Avoid making a big deal out of nothing.
Does the "wifezilla," which means "wife monster," tag of Nico bother her?
"Ok lang naman. He means it 50-50,” said Solenn.
"I’m a wifezilla pagdating sa apartment. Siya parang bata. Naiiwan T-shirt niya sa sofa, kung saan-saan."
They seldom have an issue.
Even if she’s been getting Nico to do household chores for the past two years, and have been unsuccessful, Solenn has chosen not to dwell on it.
"We hardlly fight. Naiinis lang ako."
3. Do not set too many dont's.
When told that her marriage seems to be anything but boring, Solenn answered, "I think yung secret lang diyan kahit together kami, hiwalay ang lives din.
“I have my own friends. He has his own friends.
“Minsan we’re together. Minsan magta-travel ako with friends elsewhere.
“Walang bawal, walang gano'n. Parang friends talaga.”
4. Support each other.
While they are from completely different industries—Solenn is in showbiz and Nico is in agri-business—they are very supportive of each other's endeavors.
Nico always makes time for his wife's project's launches.
Solenn, for her part, is glad that Netizens have noticed Nico's humor even at her own expense.
"Enjoy niya yung mga comments na sinasabi na funny siya. Yung rest na guwapo, carebear [does not care] siya," related Solenn.
The two trust each other.
When she went to Hong Kong for a charity event without Nico, their text exchange was only about her arrival and departure.
"In between, wala. Pero nakita niya sa mga pictures ko na out ako, kasama ko ibang lalaki. Di siya nagtatanong kung sino sila.
"We trust each other a lot so it makes it fun."