MANILA — In a rare moment, Kristine Hermosa turned emotional as she recalled the fulfillment of a dream when she started a family with her husband, fellow actor Oyo Sotto.
The celebrity couple opened up about their marriage in the latest cooking vlog of Sotto’s sister, actress Danica Sotto, who featured them as guests.
Hermosa and Sotto, both age 36, got married in January 2011, and now have four children together.
When Danica asked the two what they consider to be the “greatest lesson” they’ve learned from their marriage, they couple spoke of seeing past “imperfections,” forgiveness, and contentment.
“Wala talagang perfect,” Hermosa said. “Walang perfect days, walang perfect person, so you just need to really appreciate kung sino ‘yung binigay sa ‘yo ni God, and eventually grow together.”
“Natututunan kong pagbigyan ‘yung mga kakulitan niya, ‘yung mga katigasan ng ulo niya. Ganoon din naman siya sa akin. Hindi rin naman ako madaling kasama sa buhay. Natututunan namin to work together, as a team,” she added.
Sotto echoed his wife’s sentiments, saying: “Let’s be honest, walang perfect marriage. Pero, paano siya nagiging perfect? Through God lang. Kailangan mo lang maging mapagpatawad, kailangan mong maging pasensyosong tao, kasi magkakamali’t magkakamali ka, e.”
Hermosa explained: “Kailangan mong makuntento, hindi ‘yung ‘pag mahirapan ka na, move on to the next one… Hindi rin puwedeng trial and error. ‘Okay, try ko muna, ‘pag medyo hindi na ako komportable, ayoko na.’ Hindi puwedeng gano’n.”
Danica, who is similarly married, agreed with Hermosa and Sotto. She shared that she was a witness to Hermosa’s commitment to her relationship with Sotto, noting how the actress stepped away from the limelight despite being one of the most in-demand stars of her generation.
The topic prompted a tearful response from Hermosa, who said: “Even before pa naman, ‘yung na sa heart ko, alam talaga ni Lord. Gusto ko magkaroon ng family, kasi iyon ‘yung wala ako, ‘yung intact, ‘yung alam mong sa ‘yo. Kaya noong binigay Niya sa akin ‘to, ano pang hihingin mo? Hindi mo pababayaan.”