Marian, Dingdong open up about 5-year romance


Posted at Aug 04 2014 11:45 PM | Updated as of Aug 05 2014 11:22 PM

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. HOLA! Philippines

MANILA - Primetime stars Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes are featured on the August 2014 cover of lifestyle magazine HOLA! Philippines.

The celebrity couple opens up about their 5-year relationship in the magazine, which is also their way of celebrating their respective birthdays. Dantes turned 34 last August 2, while Rivera will turn 29 on August 12.

"Both of us took a great risk to commit to ourselves at this stage of our career and in our lives… Most of the time, we should take risks in order to gain meaningful benefits," Dantes is quoted as saying by HOLA! Philippines.


Rivera and Dantes, while vocal about their relationship, have repeatedly declined to confirm plans of getting married soon. When asked on the topic, the couple has been evasive, fueling speculation that settling down may be in the near future.

Also featured in the latest issue of the HOLA! is Swiss-Filipino Jessica Kienle, model and businesswoman Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, and "Asia' Next Top Mode" finalist Katarina Rodriguez, among others.