‘Cheers to forever’: Maine Mendoza, Arjo Atayde tie the knot


After almost four years of being together, Maine Mendoza and Arjo Atayde have officially tied the knot!

A report by ABS-CBN said the couple exchanged vows during a wedding ceremony at the Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges Chapel on Friday, July 28, 2023 — exactly a year after they got engaged. 

The date, July 28, bears a significance in the couple’s relationship timeline. It was on July 28, 2013 when Maine first tweeted “Arjo cutie,” which according to fans was a move that “manifested” the actress’ future romance with the actor-politician. 

Fast forward to July 28, 2018, the two would meet each other for the first time during a storycon for the film Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles.

Four years later, on July 28, 2022, Arjo finally popped the big question to Maine. 

“My turn, I will marry you cutie,” read Arjo’s short and sweet caption of photos from their engagement. 

The couple has been sharing prenup photos of their candidly fun moments at a theme park, including their rollercoaster ride, and indoor skydiving adventure.

Official photos from the wedding have yet to be released as the two have kept details of the event very private, although their latest joint Instagram post on Friday afternoon were showered with well wishes from their fans and fellow celebrities.

On Arjo’s Facebook page, his photos included a poem titled Cheers to Forever.

“Cheers to Forever 🥂💍

“In a world where time dances swiftly by,
Where moments fade and memories die,
Let us raise a glass to a love so rare,
A bond unbreakable, beyond compare.

“Cheers to forever, where hearts entwine,
Where love’s flame burns with a light divine,
Through stormy seas and skies serene,
Together we stand, a united team.

“In laughter and tears, we find our way,
Hand in hand, come what may,
Through seasons of joy and trials we face,
Our love, a fortress, a sacred space.

“Cheers to the whispers in the night,
The gentle touch that feels so right,
With each passing day, our love grows,
In every breath, a love that overflows.

“Through the years, as wrinkles trace our skin,
Our souls entwined, a testament within,
With each passing milestone, we will see,
Our love shining bright, for eternity.

“Cheers to the promises we make,
A vow unyielding, never to break,
Through highs and lows, we’ll persevere,
For in each other’s arms, we find solace near.

“So raise your glass, let the champagne flow,
To a love that blossoms and continues to grow,
Cheers to forever, a journey we embrace,
With you by my side, my love, my eternal grace. 🥂.”

Maine’s management label, All Access to Artists, also congratulated the newlyweds on Instagram.

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