Cristine Reyes and Ali Khatibi reveal how they deal with marital conflicts

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Ali Khatibi on settling issues with wife Cristine Reyes: "Kinakausap ko lang siya nang maayos. Ini-explain ko sa kanya na siyempre we have bills to pay. Siyempre that's what you want to focus on first... Then, kapag okay na, that's the time you could enjoy."


Cristine Reyes admits that she can be a bit stubborn whenever she and husband Ali Khatibi are having minor marital disagreements.

“Parang ako si Amara, nakikinig lang. Palagi niya sinasabi sa akin, ‘Tingnan mo ako sa mata.’ Kasi nakaganun ako,” said Cristine, referring to how she had to maintain eye contact with Ali.

The MMA fighter added, “Parang hindi nakikinig. Parang bata rin.”

The celebrity couple was interviewed at their newly-renovated home as shown in ABS-CBN’s morning talk show Magandang Buhay, today, March 29.

Citing an example of their differences in opinion, Cristine revealed that Ali has the final say when it comes to budgeting family expenses.

Cristine candidly remarked, “Ali, lahat ng gusto ko, ayaw mo.”

To which, Ali replied, “Parang may hugot yun.”

Ali explained that he steps his foot down when Cristine tends to be an “impulsive” buyer.

He elaborated, “Kinakausap ko lang siya nang maayos.

"Ini-explain ko sa kanya na siyempre we have bills to pay. Siyempre, that’s what you want to focus on first.

“You don’t wanna keep buying so much or spending on things na tingin mo you can wait muna.

“Then, kapag okay na, that’s the time you could enjoy.”

Cristine, for her part, underlined that she does not splurge on luxuries, except for travel.

The I Can Do That star explained, smiling, "Sandali, ha, puwede ko i-defend sarili ko?

"Unang-una, hindi ako bnumibili ng bags, hindi ako bumibili ng shoes.

"Anyway, siya ang mga toys niya talaga naman—P500,000; P800,000. Toys yun.

"So, ilan ang toys niya sa baba? Lima.

"So, ano yun? Hindi naman niya sinasakyan lahat yun. Naka-display lang sa baba.

"Ako, ang kotse ko, dalawa—pang-work at pang everyday. Practicality siya."


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