Marami ang nagulat sa pagpapakasal ng aktor na siRaymond Bagatsing sa ikalawang pagkakataon sa Amerika. His first marriage wasto former actress Lara Fabregas, daughter of veteran actor Jaime Fabregas.
Ikinagulat ng marami ang pagpapakasal na ito ni Raymond, who is in his late 30s,dahil ang napangasawa niya ay si Cora Pastrana, a 60-year-old columnist forthree Filipino-American newspapers in theU.S
Naganap ang kasal nina noong November 21 saGateway Sheraton Hotel sa Los Angeles, California. Nakakuha ng scoop angShowbiz Central through its U.S. correspondent Josh Andowitt.
Ayon kay Josh, three years na raw magkakilala sina Cora atRaymond. Ilan sa mga principal sponsors ng mga bagong kasal ay sina PresidentGloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Oscar Orbos. The wedding was described to Josh as"a very intimate wedding, attended mostly by [Cora's] Assumption friends."
Ayon pa kay Josh, nakita raw niya how happy the newlyweds were the last time he saw them. And he even told Cora, "You know, Cora, there's alot of talks, so many speculations. You know naman how the Filipinos are, we'renot so used to 'older woman, younger man'. Sanay tayong 'older man, youngerwoman.'" Then, sabi niya, ‘I cannot do anything about that. But all I can tellyou is we're in love.'
Pagkatapos ng kasalan, nag-honeymoon na raw sina Raymond atCora sa kanilang suite sa Sheraton Hotel and they are coming back to thePhilippines.Huling napanood si Raymond sa GMA-7 fanatasy series naEncantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas noong 2006.