Rosanna Roces getting married

by Reyma Buan-Deveza,

Posted at Oct 28 2009 01:33 PM | Updated as of Oct 28 2009 09:47 PM

MANILA – Rosanna Roces and her 40-year-old lawyer boyfriend are planning to settle down once the court grants the actress’ petition to have her marriage with Lito Molina declared null and void.

Roces made this disclosure during a press conference for Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival where her movie, “Wanted: Border,” is one of the finalists.

Roces declined to reveal the name of her fiancé to protect his privacy. The 37-year-old actress only said that he is a government lawyer who hails from Malolos, Bulacan.

“I have the feeling of completeness and secured [ako]. Mahirap ‘yong insecure ka. Hindi mo alam kung saan ka naka-lugar,” she said.

"Pinaglaban niya ang pagmamahal niya sa akin. Oo, Christian siya. It's not about religion, pero kailangan siyempre ka-lenguahe mo. Na-meet niya na ang kuya kong pastor at ang mommy ko lalo na," Roces added.

The two met through common friends last year. Roces said it was love at first sight for both of them.

She said she is taking good care of herself more right now because of him. For instance, she said she is now striving to lose weight and be in shape.

Roces, who was known as one of the hottest titillating film actresses in the 90s, is praying that the court will grant her petition before her birthday in 2010. After that, she said she and the lawyer will get married.

"Kasal siya (Molina) sa iba when he married me. So, madali. It's null and void. So, declaration na lang ang kailangan,” she said.

“I’m planning to sell the house kasi doon kami nagsama ni Tito. Ang pangit naman na ang memories niyo ay nandoon din. At he (lawyer) wouldn’t like that at siya ang bibili [ng bagong bahay] sabi niya,” Roces said.

Roces and Molina were together for five years before they separated. They have two children together.

Roces said her children favor her relationship with the lawyer, but they are opposed to the idea of her having one or two more babies because of her age.

‘Wanted: Border’

Meanwhile, Roces is part of independent film “Wanted: Border,” one of the five finalists at the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival.

Directed by Ray Gibraltar, “Wanted: Border” is a horror-drama film that tells the story of one woman’s descend to madness.

The other finalists are “Maximus & Minimus,” “Paano Ko Sasabihin,” “Bala Bala,” and “Si Baning, Si Maymay at ang Asong Si Bobo.”

These movies will be screened at Gateway Mall Cinema in Cubao from November 13 to November 17.

The awards night will be held on November 15 at the Dolphy Theater inside ABS-CBN compound. -Reyma Buan-Deveza,