9 Filipino Celebrities Who Married Into High Society
True love: Even the walls of high society aren't high enough to prevent it. Here are some Filipino celebrities who married one-percenters.
Erich Gonzales married businessman Mateo Lorenzo in a low-key ceremony on March 23. Lorenzo is the son of industrialist Martin Ignacio Lorenzo whose family used to run and operate Del Monte Philippines and Pancake House.
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The former matinee idol and penis-painting mayor married model, Leyte haciendera, and incumbent congresswoman Lucy Torres in 1998.
The country's pop princess married long-time beau, fellow actor Matteo Guidicelli in a super secret wedding early this 2020. Guidicelli is part Fernan through his mother's side. The Fernan clan is one of the most prominent families in Cebu.
The '90s singer wed opthalmologist Potenciano "Yong" Larrazabal in 1998. He comes from the illustrious Larrazabal family in Cebu.
The former beauty queen and Zuma actress is the wife of Carlos "Honeyboy" Palanca III, chair of C.P. Holding Inc., Nine Dragons Development Corp., International Distillers Philippines Inc. and Philippine Koyo Bearing Corp.
The beauty of Palestinian descent married Davao's Antonio Lagdameo in 1997.
This real-life Darna and summa cum laude married Christopher Po in 1999 and renewed their vows in 2019 (she wore the same dress). She was appointed the first chairperson of the Po Family Council. The Pos are considered the 19th richest family in the Philippines.
Assunta de Rossi
The Hubog actress made headlines when she married politician and sugar tycoon Jules Ledesma in 2004. She was 21 years old; he was 44. Just last summer, the Italian-Filipino beauty announced she was pregnant after 16 years of marriage.
The beauty queen turned tastemaker married real-estate mogul Victor Consunji in 2010. In 2021, she announced her separation from Consunji after 11 years of marriage.