Regine Velasquez, 47, and her husband Ogie Alcasid, 50, celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on December 22, 2017, and Ogie took to Instagram post a sweet message for his wife, along with couple of cute throwback pics:
"Happy 7th anniversary to my beloved Wife," he wrote. "You are absolutely everything to me and I pray that we have many more years of JOY in our marriage. I love you with all my heart. God bless you mahal."
On the January 8 presscon of #paMORE, the couple's Valentine concert with Martin Nievera and Erik Santos, Regine joked that “tapos na 'yung seven-year itch [ni Ogie.]"
Everyone laughed, but really, what is the key to their strong and happy marriage?
In an interview, Regine tells PEP.ph that “a relationship needs work.
“You have to find out kung ano ba yung naiiba sa kanya o kung ano pa yung puwede mong malaman.
"Kaya paminsan-minsan, nagpapaano pa rin ako, nagpapaka-mysterious.”
The Asia’s Songbird went on to say that the kilig shouldn’t stop between couples.
“Ganu'n 'yun, kasi ang pangit naman kung tuwing Valentine’s lang nagpapakilig.
"So, pinapakilig niya ako every day, out of nowhere, he’ll give me flowers or some random gift.
"Kahit walang okasyon, he does that to me. And I also do that.
“Sometimes he’ll text me out of nowhere. Sasabihin niya sa akin, ‘Can I date you?’
"And then, I’ll answer, ‘I’ll ask my parents.’
“Hahaha! Strict ang parents. But really, we do that.”
According to Regine, as much as they enjoy doting on their six-year-old son Nate, they make it a point to spend quality time together where it's just the two of them.
She said, “If we have time, we always watch a movie.
“Itong birthday ko, we’re going to Boracay, kasi gusto niya kaming dalawa lang.
"May mga ganun kami, kahit anong relationship, we work at it to be successful.
“Hindi porke't mag-asawa na kayo, that’s it.
"And then, iisipin mo na lang kung anong gimik mo this Valentine's.
“So, kami ng asawa ko, it's every day.”
Ogie also shared that "'yung love language namin as husband and wife, magkaiba."
"Hers is... it’s the little things that she does.
"Halimbawa, 'Binilhan kita ng after-shave' or 'Binilhan kita ng maraming-maraming toothpaste.'
"Mga maliliit na bagay that you need and you don’t have to think about anymore.
"They think we don’t appreciate that, but we do.
"It’s the little things that they do na nata-touch kami.
"Ang love language ko sa kanya, talagang malambing ako.
"Ma-touch. Sometimes I sing to her."
Regine interjected that her husband also delights in making her laugh and writing her love letters.
She said, "Siya kasi, lagi niya ako pinapatawa. 'Pag hindi niya ako napatawa sa isang araw, parang may mali.
"So, now, my son is doing the same thing. He would make up jokes or funny faces.
"Nate would ask me, 'Is that funny, Mommy?' Tapos sasabihin niya, 'At least, I made you laugh!'
"Influence rin kasi 'yun ng tatay niya."
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.