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Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes reveal favorite spots in new house

by Nikko Tuazon
Dec 20, 2022
Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes
Marian Rivera says husband Dingdong Dantes was very hands-on with the construction of their dream home: "Halos araw-araw, di nga halos e... Totoong araw-araw nandito siya, as in. Tapos paminsan-minsan, nandito ako, sumasama ako. Pero sa bawat tornilyo, sa bawat gagamitin, siya talaga lahat ng namili."
PHOTO/S: @marianrivera on Instagram

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes are settling into their new house wonderfully.

The Kapuso couple gave 24 Oras Weekend anchor Pia Arcangel a house tour on Sunday, December 18, 2022.

In their interview, Dingdong and Marian said they are still adjusting to their new environment.

The actor said. "Hindi pa, hindi pa kasi nagkataon... Siguro a little over 30 days pa lang kami dito. November 10 kami lumipat.

"Siyempre, nagkataon, Christmas season na marami pang kailangang tapusin at gawin so hindi pa.

"Pero ano ito, kumbaga, happy ano siya... happy tasks. Kumbaga, kahit na medyo hectic pero masaya naming ginagawa."

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Marian added that they are still in the process of completing everything they need.

Dingdong threw in that Marian couldn't sleep sometimes because of these minor details.

The hands-on mom said, "May mga ganun talagang moment na pag nakita mo, 'Ay parang kulang... Kailangan natin ng something na ganito o ganito.'

"Tama naman, hindi nakakatulog."

But Dingdong is proud of his wife's finishing touches, "Mas nabuhay siya nung nilagyan ni Marian ng maliliit na bagay. Mas naging homey. Mas naging tahanan, like what you said.

"Parang sa samahan lang namin, siya yung... binubuhay niya parati yung relationship."

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MARIAN RIVERA AND DINGDONG DANTES' FAVORITE SPOTS

What is their favorite spot in the house?

Marian said Dingdong's favorite spot is the outdoor chair in their backyard.

She said, "Favorite ito ni Dong. Ito yung favorite spot niya every morning kapag nagko-coffee siya."

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For her part, Marian answered, "Dun sa loob, kung saan ko siya makikita from outsite."

Dingdong quipped, "So ako yung view niya!"

Marian Rivera

Meanwhile, their children Zia and Ziggy's favorite spot in the house is the pool area.

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This patio with a mini garden is the "family favorite."

Marian Rivera

DINGDONG DANTES: DREAMS DO COME TRUE AT 42

It took Marian and Dingdong four years to build their home.

But in essence, it took him two decades to complete his dream home.

The Kapuso actor expoundeda on a Facebook post last Sunday, November 20, 2022, "Kaya nasabi ko rin na 42 years kasi kasama na rin yung... I mean, yung buong lifespan.

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"Yung dream is not just really the structure... it's not just the house, but the people you are with inside.

"And para sa akin, yung dream na yun is not really the house, e. It's us being together as a family."

Marian revealed how hands-on her husband was during the construction, "Siya! Halos araw-araw, di nga halos, e... Totoong araw-araw nandito siya, as in. Tapos paminsan-minsan, nandito ako, sumasama ako.

"Pero sa bawat tornilyo, sa bawat gagamitin, siya talaga lahat ng namili."

Dingdong, however, noted that Marian was also hands-on in her own way.

He recalled, "Sa finishing touches, gaya ng sabi ko kanina, siya yun."

DINGDONG AND MARIAN's RELATIONSHIP TEST

Th entire "project" put the couple's relationship to a test.

Dingdong explained, "Testing din yun e, 'Mag-aaway ba kami dito?'

"Parang it's a test of anong choices na gagamitin. And nagkasundo kami sa lahat. Walang kontrahan kumbaga."

For Marian, the best way to go about these challenges is to compromise with your partner.

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As she put it, "Give and take. Compromise, kumbaga. Kasi iba yung hilig niya sa hilig ko.

"So may mga times, sasabihin niya, 'Parang maganda ito?' [Ako naman], 'Parang maganda ito.' Let's compromise."

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Marian Rivera says husband Dingdong Dantes was very hands-on with the construction of their dream home: "Halos araw-araw, di nga halos e... Totoong araw-araw nandito siya, as in. Tapos paminsan-minsan, nandito ako, sumasama ako. Pero sa bawat tornilyo, sa bawat gagamitin, siya talaga lahat ng namili."
PHOTO/S: @marianrivera on Instagram
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