The unconventional story of Tony Labrusca and Angel Aquino’s upcoming movie “Glorious” didn’t just heat up our screens with their steamy scenes, but also raised an important issue — the social judgment when it comes to age gap among couples.
This important issue, which most of us are trying to ignore, was called to attention by Lea Salonga through her Facebook post. The award-winning singer highlighted the fact that the society gives so much “fuss” when it comes to relationships between older women and younger men.
“As well as a conversation about older men + younger women versus older women + younger men in society. Why do we not make a fuss over the former, and all the fuss about the latter? Shall we discuss?” she wrote.
Actress Iza Calzado agreed to this statement, together with the other Facebook friends of Lea who also joined in the conversation and expressed their thoughts.
Just to prove that age should not be a factor when it comes to love, here are 5 celebrity couples who defied society’s stereotyping and proved that true love is for everyone.
- Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo
Dr. Belo is 25 years older than Hayden but it didn’t stop them from tying the knot, and now their daughter, Scarlet Snow Belo is a social media sensation.
- Ai Ai Delas Alas and Gerald Sibayan
She might be 29 years older than her partner, but this didn’t serve as a hindrance for them to say “I do” on their wedding last year.
- Dionisia Pacquiao and Michael Yamson
The “Pacmom” and her boyfriend has an age gap of 27 years. It was back in 2014 when they went public about their relationship. Michael Yamson was even Mommy D’s escort on her 69th birthday party.
- Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista
Heart is 15 years younger than the senator. Even her parents did not approve of their relationship. But this couple conquered all kinds of judgment just to prove their love for one another other.
- Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna
With 34 years between them, Vic and Pauleen’s relationship received tons of criticism both online and offline. But this didn’t shake their love and they got married January of 2016. Today, their baby girl Tali is one of the cutest babies on IG.