A lot of talks went abuzz after the wedding of Philippine showbiz superstar couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes’ detractors criticized and dubbed it as “too lavish and extravagant” while others said it was “fully sponsored” by different people.
After two weeks of silence, the groom speaks up and said he spent for the wedding to make his bride the happiest woman to walk down the aisle.
In a recent interview with entertainment site Push, Dingdong stressed that he made sure the wedding would make his bride and their families happy. Thus, he willingly spent for it even as he pointed out that while “help” from other friends were graciously accepted, the wedding was not fully sponsored or 100 % dole out as what some critics said.
“Ako kasi ang thinking ko kasi diyan itong araw na ito is really for her and it’s for the sake of our families. But it’s really more for her. I really want it as a gift para sa kanya. So dapat lang naman talaga [na ako ang gumastos],” he explained.
(” The day rightfully belongs to her. It’s only proper and fair to make it special. I spent for it.”)
Furthermore, the groom disclosed that both he and Marian have friends who helped them even before their wedding day, but it was not a 100% dole out which other people insinuated.
When asked how long he has saved up for the much-publicized wedding, Dingdong said: “Kasi when you say you’re saving up parang you’re putting a limitation on it eh. Sabihin natin kung nangyari ito 12 years ago, kung ano man ang meron ako I would give it everything as long as alam ko ma-exhaust ko lahat to make her happy.”
He further explained that although quantity is relatively important, it is the simple things and simple pleasures in life that counts the most.
The wedding, which was dubbed, “royal wedding” of Philippine showbiz, took place at the Immaculate Conception in Cubao where Dingdong was baptized.
It was attended by personalities from showbiz and politics such as President Benigno Aquino III, Kris Aquino and Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto. The reception was held at the Mall of Asia Arena.