Marami ang nagulat sa pagpapakasal ng aktor na si Raymond Bagatsing sa ikalawang pagkakataon sa Amerika. His first marriage was to 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 for three Filipino-American newspapers in the U.S
Naganap ang kasal nina noong November 21 sa Gateway Sheraton Hotel sa Los Angeles, California. Nakakuha ng scoop ang Showbiz Central through its U.S. correspondent Josh Andowitt.
Ayon kay Josh, three years na raw magkakilala sina Cora at Raymond. Ilan sa mga principal sponsors ng mga bagong kasal ay sina President Gloria 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 a lot of talks, so many speculations. You know naman how the Filipinos are, we're not so used to 'older woman, younger man'. Sanay tayong 'older man, younger woman.'" Then, sabi niya, ‘I cannot do anything about that. But all I can tell you is we're in love.'
Pagkatapos ng kasalan, nag-honeymoon na raw sina Raymond at Cora sa kanilang suite sa Sheraton Hotel and they are coming back to the Philippines.Huling napanood si Raymond sa GMA-7 fanatasy series na Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas noong 2006.