MANILA -- "I deserve a complete family."
This was the response of actress-host Toni Gonzaga when asked of the one thing that she deserves in life.
"I feel like I deserve a complete family that I have right now. Because I worked so hard all my life, I tried to be a good person. Feeling ko parang 'yun naman 'yung deserve ko in life," Gonzaga told Boy Abunda on Monday in an interview for the third anniversary of "Tonight With Boy Abunda."
"Kapag nag-asawa ako hanggang sa lumaki ang mga anak ko, buo ang pamilya. Na hindi broken 'yung marriage, hindi broken 'yung home. Na lumaki si Seve na buo 'yung pamilya niya."
"Because I grew up witnessing that. My parents fought hard to be together. So I feel like Seve deserves that," added Gonzaga who is married to filmmaker Paul Soriano.
Considered one of the most attractive couples in the industry, Gonzaga also shared how she and Soriano manage to stay faithful.
"It's so easy to be faithful. There's no reason for me to look the other way. Hindi ako nagsasalita ng period kasi baka dumating ang point na i-test kami ni God, na ayaw ko na dumating 'yung point na 'yon. Pero ngayon there's no way for me to look the other way. Kasi I'm so occupied with Seve, I'm so occupied in building our family. And there's so many dreams that we're building together na ayaw kong masira," Gonzaga said.
Asked if her Soriano is loyal, Gonzaga answered: Yes, he is."
Meanwhile, Gonzaga was also asked if she's willing to live in Los Angeles where her husband was born and raised.
"Before we got married tinanong na niya ako, do you mind living in LA. And I said I always think of the Philippines as my home. If there will come a time that there's such a big and great opportunity waiting for you there, as your wife I will submit to you. I will follow wherever you go," Gonzaga said.
"Eventually in the future siguro I could say yes, but right now. I also talked to him, we see the Philippines as our home, right now," she added.
Being married for three years, Gonzaga said she's still learning a lot from her married life.
As someone who is more of a listener, the actress-host said she has learned how to communicate and express her feelings more.
"I do not talk, 'di ba nga I'm a listener and an observer. I learned how to communicate my feelings. Because I always felt na If I say what I feel baka maka-hurt pa. Pero hindi pala, the more you will be hurt if you don't communicate," she shared.
Currently, Gonzaga is one of the hosts of "Pinoy Big Brother: Otso." She will also star in the movie "Mary, Marry Me" with her sister Alex, which is an entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival.