Why Nadine Samonte kept her marriage a secret

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Posted at Oct 20 2014 01:28 PM | Updated as of Oct 20 2014 09:28 PM

Nadine Samonte

MANILA – Actress Nadine Samonte returned to showbiz with a big revelation after being away from the limelight for a year.

In an interview with entertainment site Pep, the actress admitted that she has been married to businessman Richard Chua for almost a year now.

Chua is the son of former actress Isabel Rivas.

Asked why they decided to keep quiet about the marriage for a long time, Samonte said: “Kasi nga, we’re waiting for the right time. Halos lahat nga sa family ko ay wala din dun, iilan lang. Nandun din ang family niya, pero hindi kumpleto lahat.”

Samonte said they just wanted to have their privacy as a newly wed couple.

“Para ma-enjoy namin yung privacy. Pati mga ninong at ninang, mga close din naming lahat, kaya wala talagang nagsalita. Na-keep din nila lahat. Walang media, walang naglabas ng pictures. It was a farm wedding,” she said.

According to Samonte, they weren’t supposed to reveal their wedding until their first anniversary on October 30.

Meanwhile, the actress said she and Chua are just enjoying each other’s company.

“Happy! Iba talaga ang feeling kapag [kasal na]. Adjustments? Marami, pero iba 'yung drive namin eh. Iba 'yung adjustments noong mag-boyfriend-girlfriend pa. Pero ngayon, mas okay, kasi mas mature na,” she said.

Samonte also said they planning to have a baby soon.

The couple is set to go to Bali, Indonesia on October 28 for their second honeymoon.