This coming September 19, Tuesday, 90s’ singer and actress Donna Cruz will be celebrating her 19th wedding anniversary with husband Dr. Yong Larazzabal. In an Instagram post, Donna shared a sweet message to her husband. She also recounted how blessed their marriage has been despite their nine-year age gap.
She wrote, “June 1998- 21 lang po ako dito at si Yong naman, 30. Sa Tuesday po, we’ll be celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary, September 19, 1998. Nakakatuwang balik-balikan ang mga alaala, mapaisip, maamaze at pasalamat kay God na hanggang ngayon, kinikilig pa din kami sa isa’t isa.”
She continued, “Ganon naman po dapat sana ang samahan at pagmamahalan ng mag-asawa. Pero wala naman pong perfect na samahan talaga. Blessed lang din po sa isa’t-isa kaya grateful at thankful po ako kay God na siya ang naging asawa at tatay ng mga anak ko. Love you, honey!”
Donna reached the peak of her singing career when her fourth studio album “Habang May Buhay” became a four-time platinum awardee just six months of its release. The 90s’ icon also starred in the film “DoReMi” with Regine Velasquez and Mikee Cojuangco.
She then left the limelight after settling down with Doc Yong, an ophthalmologist in Cebu. They have three kids named Cian, Gio, and Belle.
When asked if she missed being in the showbiz den, she answered, “Well, I haven’t totally cut myself off from showbiz. Every now and then, I guest on TV.”
In an interview with The Philippine Star in 2011, the singer-actress shared they always celebrate their wedding anniversary through simple dates.
“Yes, of course! Simple lang. We just have dinner by candlelight, usually at Shangri-La (Mactan). With Yong and me, every day is Valentine’s Day,” Donna said.
Just like any other couple, Donna also shared that she and Yong fight as well, but they make sure to settle things over before the day ends.
She laughed then answered, “We do. Tampo-tampuhan. I get irked when he comes home late, even if I know that it’s because of his work. If he says that he’ll come home at 7 o’clock and he isn’t home by 7:15, naiinis na ako.”
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