Actions certainly paint a thousand words.
Letting their body language do the talking, GMA-7's Primetime Queen Marian Rivera and rumored boyfriend Dingdong Dantes were inseparable and looked every inch like a smitten couple at the belated birthday party of the Darna lead star. The party was held last night, August 20, at the Imperial Palace Suites on Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
Marian turned 25 last August 12.
Regal matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde hosted the special occasion after the press conference of Marian's upcoming horror-suspense movie Tarot, co-starring Dennis Trillo and Roxanne Guinoo.
Marian and Dingdong—who worked together in the primetime series MariMar, Dyesebel, and Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang—openly held hands all evening and our cameras often caught them exchanging sweet nothings.
Marian expressed her birthday wish: "Basta maging happy lang at makaya kung anumang pagsubok, di ba? 'Tsaka 'yong family ko maging healthy and, of course, sa amin pa rin ni Dong [sana] maging happy pa rin kami."
Marian confessed that Dingdong drove outside Manila last August 12 (Marian's actual birthday) to personally invite her for dinner: "Happy ako na pinuntahan niya ko sa taping [Darna] kahit ang layo ng Plaridel, Bulacan."
And last night, not even a slight case of flu could stop Dingdong from attending the special event for Marian. Dingdong—who is gearing up for the release of YES! Life Stories—arrived straight from a rehearsal at around eleven in the evening. The hunky actor gamely dedicated the song "Narda" to Marian before settling himself comfortably beside the beaming Darna lead star.
The evening ended with Dingdong and Marian leaving the venue together hand-in-hand, unmindful of all the awestruck bystanders calling out their names.
Trailer courtesy of Regal Entertainment