For most people, marriage is such a huge topic between lovers, especially if you're still in the early stages of dating. But Cristine and Marco who have only been dating for almost a year.
"Yes (we talk about marriage), 'yung future together," Marco told Boy Abunda in their sit-down interview. Cristine, who was beside Marco, also nodded to the question about their wedding plans. ICYDK, it was in April 2023 when the two hard-launched their exclusive relationship on Instagram, with a super romantic photo together.
Afterward, Cristine was asked about her past marriage with her former husband, Ali Khatibi. The actress confirmed for the first time that they have been annulled for more than a year already. It was in 2019 when news of their separation surfaced.
"Hindi ko naman siya in-announce, eh. It’s not something to celebrate," Cristine said about her annulment.
Marco on Cristine's daughter, Amarah
Cristine and Ali have a daughter, Amarah. With her relationship now with Marco, who obviously enjoyed his time as a bachelor, many were curious about Marcos' thoughts on dating a single mother like Cristine. Add to the fact that the two have a five-year age gap.
Marco shared that he's cool with Amarah and that he somehow witnessed Amarah growing up, as he has worked with Cristine on some projects before.
"I saw Amarah technically grow up. I always had a sweet spot for her 'nung bata pa lang siya, so 'yun pala, eto pala ang reason," Marco said referring to his *happy* relationship with Cristine.
Moreover, there's really no issue with Marco when it comes to dating a single mom. "She’s not the first woman naman to be a single parent. Wala naman masama," he noted in a press conference in 2023.
In fact, Marco sees Cristine not just his ultimate crush but a ~wife material~ already! "Ang nagugustuhan ko sa kanya, first of all, she’s very wife material. Sobrang bait niya. Wala siyang arte," the smitten Marco shared.