Ogie, Regine in Australia for van Eimeren's wedding

by Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at Nov 19 2009 11:35 AM | Updated as of Nov 19 2009 09:41 PM

MANILA - Singer-host Ogie Alcasid and girlfriend Regine Velasquez arrived in Sydney, Australia to attend the wedding of Alcasid’s former wife, former Miss Australia Michelle van Eimeren, this weekend.

Alcasid and Velasquez, who left the country Wednesday, said they are both excited to witness the union of van Eimeren and her Australian fiancé Mark Murrow in Wollongong.

Van Eimeren requested Velasquez to sing “And I Love You So” at the reception, while Alcasid is part of the entourage.

Both Alcasid and Velasquez declined to give any other details about the wedding, saying they don’t want to spoil the event.

Prior to flying to Australia, Alcasid told abs-cbnNEWS.com that he is happy for his former wife.

"It just happened that our marriage didn't work out, but we realized that what’s important is that we are both good parents to our children. And in the course of that, we became better friends,” Alcasid said.

Alcasid and van Eimeren have two daughters - Leila and Sarah. The two met in the Philippines during the 1994 Miss Universe pageant wherein van Eimeren was a contestant.

They separated in 2007 after 11 years of marriage. After the annulment of their marriage, van Eimeren and the two children moved to Australia. -With a report from Gigi Grandre, ABS-CBN Australia News Bureau