Like many showbiz couples, Chynna Ortaleza and boyfriend Railey Valeroso seldom observe Valentine's Day right on February 14.
"Since we're both working, hindi talaga kami nagpa-plano na we have to see each other on the 14th. Kumbaga if we don't have work, then we will probably just have a simple dinner," Chynna told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview last February 10 at Kamayan restaurant in West Avenue, Quezon City.
This was at the press conference of GMA-7's Sine Novela Presents Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? where Chynna is part of the cast.
Chynna and Railey prefer to celebrate Valentine's quietly, just chatting and unwinding.
"That's how I like it, to talk to him and spend a little time with him. Nothing extravagant"
GIVE AND TAKE. It is rare for a showbiz couple to last long amidst all the intrigues plus a slew of other factors. That Chynna and Railey have stayed together for five years is an achievement in its own right.
Chynna shared the secret of their longevity.
"Both of us are always willing to sacrifice or work it out for each other. Nag-graduate na kami sa pagkabata. We learn to communicate what we want, kung ano 'yong problem. Tapos we always try to solve it in a peaceful manner."
The couple is also determined to keep the relationship through thick and thin.
"I guess aside from that, hindi lang isang tao 'yong nagwu-work, talagang dalawa kami, hand-in-hand kami. At least, ang masasabi ko lang for the both of us, nobody wants to quit, that's why it works, kasi yong iba, di ba 'ayoko na!' Pero for us, quitting is not an option."