Rufa Mae Quinto, Lovi Poe, Shaina Magdayao, and other stars whose wishes came true in 2016

by Andeng Fernandez
Jan 6, 2017
Janine Gutierrez, 27, became a proud homeowner in 2016.

While some could not get over the ugly side of 2016, a number of stars said goodbye to it with a grateful heart.

Most astrologers said the year was turbulent and full of shocking surprises.

But the year was also appreciative of intense efforts.

Hence, a lot of wishes, even the seemingly-impossible ones, were granted.

See the way it changed the lives of these celebrities.

Rufa Mae Quinto

The major milestones in the comedienne's life happened last year.

January 4, 2016, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, was the place of her "1st date and meet and greet namin sa personal" with Trevor Magallanes.

In February, she got engaged.

In August, her pregnancy was revealed by her close friend Grace Lee, who described Rufa Mae as a "glowing pregnant lady."

On November 25, she became a married lady.

And she's looking forward to finally welcoming her daughter this 2017.

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Here's how she ended her long post about 2016, "Ang daming go go go ganap nung year 2016 , parang production number here and there! Isang malaking action talaga !

"Nagka-boyfriend, kinasal, nag-asawa, sabay happy ending..."

Nadine Samonte

Since she and husband Richard Chua got married in 2013, they have been trying to have a baby.

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So when Marian Rivera, who became Mrs. Dingdong Dantes on December 30, 2014, got pregnant, Nadine told (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "Inggit ako sa kanya."

She revealed in the same interview, "...may konting problema sa akin, so inaayos pa.

"Nagpapagamot naman ako, may results na kaming hinihintay from the States."

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In February 2016, she announced her pregnancy.

Even if it entailed taking 53 tablets a day due to APAS, she embraced the experience with positivity.

(APAS stands for Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome where, according to, "a person’s antibodies are sort of on overdrive—they sometimes mistake their own body cells for foreign invaders, hence, attacking them. The antibodies attack all foreign bodies—which includes anything related to making a baby.")

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READ Nadine Samonte on pregnancy: I take 53 tablets a day!

As she looked back at the highlights of her year, she wrote, "Year ng 2016 lahat ng hirap, sakripisyo, tiyaga, sakit, saya at pagmamahal ang natanggap ko, pero higit sa lahat ang regalong binigay sa 'kin, sa 'min ng Panginoon si Heather walang katumbas, walang kapalit.

"Salamat sa napakagandang 2016 at paalam. Pero hinding hindi kita makakalimutan, taon kung kelan sinilang anak namin si Heather."

Mariel Rodriguez
After two miscarriages, the Kapamilya host got pregnant again in March and became a mom in November.

Neri Naig

The wife of Chito Miranda also suffered a miscarriage in June 2015.

A year later, on Father's Day, the vocalist happily shared the good new news with his Instagram followers.

The pregnancy was classified a "high risk," and required Neri to avoid stress and take a one-month break from social media.

Finally, on November 22, she became a mom.

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A photo posted by Neri Miranda (@mrsnerimiranda) on

Georgina Wilson had one word for 2016: "Amazing."

Her brief note on New Year's Day, "Got married to the love of my life and gave birth to the most beautiful boy."

Meanwhile, Sharon Cuneta, Sunshine Dizon, Vina Morales, and Cristine Reyes all moved in to a new house last year.

Likewise, three actresses, all young and single, became proud homeowners, and each called their first major investment "a dream come true."

Janine Gutierrez spent her first Christmas in her 92-square-meter condo unit, which was featured in YES! magazine's October 2016 issue.

Lovi Poe's greatest achievement was saying hello to her bachelorette pad.

A photo posted by Lovi Poe (@poevirginia) on

Shaina Magdayao was also kept busy working on the interiors of her "humble abode."

With additional data from Karen A.P. Caliwara

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