Senator Manny Pacquiao recently shared that his love story with wife Jinkee is similar to that of Matteo and Sarah Guidicelli.
Sarah and Matteo’s supposedly “secret wedding” last February 20 became controversial when the Popstar Royalty’s Mommy Divine “gatecrashed” the event.
Mommy Divine, known for not being in favor of Matteo, unexpectedly arrived at the reception and caused a scene for not informing her of the nuptials.
“Itong Sarah and Matteo, na-experience namin ni Jinkee ‘yan…katulad ng naranasan nila ngayon,” told Senator Pacquiao in DZMM’s Dos Por Dos.
The boxer-politician shared that his mother Dionisia did not attend his wedding with Jinkee because she did not want her for him in the past.
“Noong nagpakasal kami ni Jinkee wala ‘yung mama ko. Ang kasama ko lang is ‘yung kapatid ko na babae kasi ayaw ng mama ko, ayaw ng magulang ko,” said Pacquiao.
He added: “And then, nagpakasal kami, namanhikan ako, ako lang mag-isa. ‘Yung kapatid ko na babae sinama ko lang kasi ayaw nga ng mama ko.”
Pacquiao also revealed that Mommy D wanted someone else for him.
“Engaged kasi ako before Jinkee. ‘Yung ka-engaged ko, ‘yun ang gusto ng mama ko,” he said.
“Kaso lang ang tadhana, hindi kami nagkatuluyan, nagkaroon ng problema. So, nakilala ko ito si Jinkee. Tapos nung sabi ko na magpakasal kami ni Jinkee eh, ayaw ng mama ko, tutol,” he continued.
But despite the odds, Pacquiao said his mom eventually learned to accept them until they had kids.
He then advised newlyweds Sarah and Matteo to not hold grudges against Mommy Divine.
“Isa lang ang masasabi ko, kahit na ganun pa man iyong magulang o biyenan mo, mahalin ninyo. Huwag kayong magtanim ng galit kasi ang mga magulang dapat talagang minamahal at iniintindi.”
He went on to tell Sarah and Matteo to show that they are living a happy married life, until such time that Mommy Divine will learn to accept them.
“Ipakita niyong masaya ang pamumuhay ninyo. Ngayon kung nag-aaway kayo at magulo ang pamilya ninyo, ang lalabas na tama eh iyong magulang ninyo. So, ipakita ninyo na karapat-dapat kayong dalawa, masaya kayong dalawang nagsasama hanggang sa magkaroon kayo ng anak,” he said.
He also has a message for Mommy Divine — to just be happy for her daughter.
“Pagdating ng panahon ay ayaw mo ba magkaroon ng magandang pamilya iyong anak mo?” he asked. “So suportahan na lang. At least nagmamahalan iyong dalawa.”