Joyce Pring is adjusting to her new life as Mrs. Juancho Triviño.
After tying the knot in an intimate Christian wedding ceremony on February 9, at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila, Joyce and Juancho have since moved into their new home.
Speaking to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the 26-year-old TV and radio host talked a bout their adjustments.
Joyce revealed, "Maraming adjustments like, I've never shared a bed with anyone, like, living with someone is so different.
"Meron akong ka-share sa closet, meron akong ka-share sa banyo.
"May kailangan kang alagaan sa bahay, to make sure that there's groceries. Small things like that."
But the good thing is, Joyce gets to see and spend time with Juancho more.
She said, "If there's any good change, it's that we don't have to worry about scheduling anymore.
"'Cause before, if hindi kami magkasama sa Unang Hirit, hirap kaming magkita. As in a week would pass by that we don't really get to see each other.
"But now that we're married, it's nice 'cause we get to spend a lot of time together."
JOYCE AND JUANCHO'S COUPLE COUNSELING
For some newlywed couples, navigating the transition from single life to married life can be quite tricky. But Joyce said attending pre-marital counseling sessions with Juancho has helped make that transition easier.
She recalled, "We went through pre-marital counseling. In our church, there's such a thing called pre-marital counseling.
"It's like weeks of counseling, talking to older married couples. So lahat ng bagay pinag-uusapan, from family planning to your past relationships, para mawala na iyong issues na ganun, financial things.
"Everything was arranged or at least we talked about it before we had gotten married."
She and Juancho started going to pre-marital counseling sessions even before becoming engaged.
The host said, "Actually, I recommend it to friends kahit mag-boyfriend-girlfriend pa lang sila.
"Kasi, usually naman pag boyfriend-girlfriend kayo, meron kayong intention to really get married. And I feel like just having that talk before you even get engaged, it clears a lot of things out.
"Kasi malay mo di ba? Meron pala kayong non-negotiables na hindi niyo napag-uusapan 'tapos biglang lalabas iyon pag kasal na kayo.
"Mahirap iyon, di ba? So it's better to talk about it before you get engaged or married."
JOYCE AND JUANCHO MOVe INto new house
The Kapuso talents also made sure to secure their new home before getting married.
For Joyce, this helped smoothen their transition into married life.
She explained, "With Juancho and I, we made sure that we arranged something already to be our house after we got married.
"One, because we were excited to live together—to get married and live together. And two, I feel like it's really important to make sure lang na meron kayong titirahan pagkatapos."
Joyce acknowledged many couples may not be able to their own home right away, but noted that adjusting to married life becomes easier if the couple focuses on themselves first.
The Kapuso host further explained, "Siyempre merong mga tao na wala masyadong options with regards to that. Di ba minsan they move into the house kung sino man yung partner nila or sa bahay niyo ng family mo.
"But for me, it's important to have like, the privacy, at least, in the first few weeks or first few months of your marriage.
"Kasi you'll get to know each other a lot di ba? Marami kayong idi-discover sa isa't isa. And the adjustment period would be easier kung kayong dalawa lang."
PEP.ph caught up with Joyce on Thursday, February 17, at the Downy Premium Parfum #NeverFade event held at Manila House Private Club in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.