It wasn't love at first sight: How Bernadette Sembrano met her husband


Posted at Mar 17 2017 08:30 PM | Updated as of Mar 17 2017 11:03 PM

It wasn't love at first sight for broadcast journalist Bernadette Sembrano and her husband, Emilio "Orange" Aguinaldo IV, grandson of the country's first president, but ultimately everything worked out in the end for the two. 

Speaking on the morning talk show "Magandang Buhay," Sembrano confessed she didn't immediately feel an instant connection with Aguinaldo when she interviewed him for a story in 2006. 

But, as if their love story was a written for a movie, she said she had clumsily left her notebook with Aguinaldo after their talk and it paved the way for them to meet again. "So nahanap niya iyong notebook ko tapos iyun," she shared. 

Trying to pinpoint the exact moment she fell in love with her beau, Sembrano explained: "Ang bilis talaga. Parang nga walang ligawan . . . Hindi ko mapaliwanag iyong koneksyon na parang ang tagal ko na siyang kakilala nung nagkausap kami." 

Sembrano and Aguinaldo married in 2008. According to Aguinaldo in a recorded message, he considers himself lucky to have a wife who consistently tries to be the best in being one. 

After sharing a cute anecdote about that one time Sembrano inadvertently fed him malunggay stalks when she cooked for him, he said: "Mula nung kinasal kami, palagi yang nagre-research, nagtatanong, inaalam kung papaano maging isang mabuting asawa."

"Kaya napakasuwerte ko po talaga. Iyon din po ang rason kung bakit napapadali iyong pinangako ko sa simbahan na patuloy kitang rerespetuhin at mamahalin," he added.