Both were once part of the talent stable of GMA7, before moving to ABS-CBN in this decade. One simply let his contract run out and went freelance for a time. The other transitioned from Kapuso to Kapamilya under more conflicted circumstances. What matters now is that in the years that followed, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati are both ABS-CBN stalwarts and well-practiced in family life after their first child was born in 2013. They have been engaged since 2017, but have not made any announcements for the wedding until just this Sunday. Now, fans of the showbiz couple can mark their calendars for next year.
As Inquirer.net has it, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati guested on the October 6 airing of Sunday noontime variety concert show “ASAP Natin ‘To” on ABS-CBN to share some wonderful news. At long last, they will get married in March of 2020. According to Richard, the ceremony will be done right there in Manila, and that both he and Sarah are looking forward to the date, which has not been specified in the month itself. This would make their big day fall roughly nine months from their seventh couple anniversary celebration just this last June.
Sarah meanwhile went to social media to handle the online announcement of her impending nuptials to Richard. Writing on her Instagram account, the actress paid tribute to their time together “from then to now.” She then thanked her mother network and the host ensemble and fans on “ASAP Natin ‘To” for their support. “Thank you, ASAP family and ABSCBN for celebrating @richardgutz and I today as well as my early birthday celebration,” Lahbati wrote. “October feels like love month. Excited for March 2020.” She and Richard also appeared in a press conference after the “ASAP” airing to answer further questions.
For instance, the month of March was chosen for the wedding because that was the month of their engagement, according to Sarah Lahbati. Another reason that made that month of the year special for them was because March was also when their second son Kai was born to her and Richard. For his part Gutierrez said, “[It was like] everything aligned. When we were checking the dates, when we were checking availabilities, everything…everything aligned for March. So we decided, let’s do it in March.” The two noted further details on the ceremony preparations will be shared in the coming months, but they can confirm that their children Zion and Kai are part of the entourage.
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