Lucy Torres to husband Richard Gomez: "I've loved you since I was 12."

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Lucy Torres writes a romantic letter to husband Richard Gomez and recalls how nervous she was sitting beside him during their first meeting.


Lucy Torres-Gomez, 44, wrote a romantic letter to husband Richard Gomez, 52,  on Valentine’s Day and posted it on Instagram.

Together with the post was a throwback photo of Lucy and Richard sharing a meal—two people who were virtual strangers to each other then.

Based on the photo, it was taken on April 25, 1993. In her letter, Lucy related how that moment was special to her.

It was the first day of the shooting of their television commercial for a shampoo brand.

Little did Lucy know, whose family is prominent in Leyte, the TVC would launch her to celebrity status.

Richard, on the other hand, was at the peak of his career as an actor at the time.

In her letter, Lucy wrote how nervous she was to be sitting beside Richard because she had a huge crush on him ever since she was young.

She wrote how she ate the vegetable on her plate even if she did not like it, simply because Richard told her it was good for her.

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Lucy began, “The first time we sat down to a meal—lunch break during the first shooting day of the first storyboard of our first TVC together.

“I did not particularly like vegetables back then and you noticed I had eaten everything else on my plate but the carrots.

"‘You don’t like carrots? Try them, they’re good for the body.’ I ate every last bit, not really tasting them, just getting them down.

“I needed to do that anyway because, frankly, I couldn’t breathe.

"I’ve loved you since I was 12, after all, and finally you were beside me. Real. Asking me to eat my vegetables.”

Lucy also wrote that when they were shooting, she would catch Richard looking at her “a little too long” with his piercing eyes.

“Plus earlier that day, on set indoors and under the light of the sun, your eyes were so beautiful, piercing.

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"And I’d sometimes catch you staring at me, a little too long, a little too hard. Everything was a blur but you.”

“Happy Valentine’s Day, my love. And cheers to many more meals we shall share together @richardgomezinstagram”

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1993. The first time we sat down to a meal —- lunch break during the first shooting day of the first storyboard of our first TVC together. I did not particularly like vegetables back then and you noticed I had eaten everything else on my plate but the carrots. ‘You don’t like carrots? Try them, they’re good for the body.’ I ate every last bit, not really tasting them, just getting them down. I needed to do that anyway because, frankly, I couldn’t breathe. I’ve loved you since I was 12, after all, and finally you were beside me. Real. Asking me to eat my vegetables. Plus earlier that day, on set indoors and under the light of the sun, your eyes were so beautiful, piercing. And I’d sometimes catch you staring at me, a little too long, a little too hard. Everything was a blur but you. Happy Valentine’s Day, my love. And cheers to many more meals we shall share together.♥? @richardgomezinstagram

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Unknown to Lucy, Richard had fallen in love with her at first sight.

In an interview with Philstar.com in February 2018, Richard related that on the set of the TVC, he secretly took a photo of Lucy.

However, he didn’t show it to Lucy until they got married five years after.

In an Instagram post in February 2018, which marked their 20th anniversary, Lucy wrote that that she remembered that eventful day when Richard was taking pictures with his camera during a break on the second shooting day.

“I looked towards him, and seeing that his camera was pointed somewhere in my direction I smiled for him, never mind if I did not know for sure it was I who he saw in those lens,” Lucy wrote.

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Richard and Lucy tied the knot on April 28, 1998.

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I never knew this photo existed until I became his wife. This was taken in 1993, in Lake Caliraya where we shot the second storyboard of our Lux Shampoo TV commercial. Here, I am all of 18 years old, in a long white dress, and totally in love with him (well, since I was 12, actually????). The latter, of course, no one knew except for my sister Caren who was with me as my chaperone. Anyway. This was Day 2 of our shoot, the morning was hot but the wind was cool, the lake sparkled like a bed of diamonds under the golden sunlight. I remember seeking shade under some tree during the break, and people from the production house and agency were taking behind-the-scenes shots. And somewhere far away from the crowd, there was Richard —— tall, dark, handsome, and perfect, in khaki shorts and a shirt, his professional camera with him. I looked towards him, and seeing that his camera was pointed somewhere in my direction I smiled for him, never mind if I did not know for sure it was I who he saw in those lens. Years later, in 1998, I married him to live happily ever after, and as a very new bride organizing our things in our home, I saw this photograph in a drawer. He says he has kept it all along, and that I look beautiful. And if indeed I do, my love, it is only because I was looking at you.♥? @richardgomezinstagram

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