FOR the second time, actress Rosanna Roces married her partner Blessy Arias during a simple ceremony at Alexa’s Secret Garden in Antipolo City last Saturday.
The wedding was officiated by Reverend Cresencio Agbayani of the LGBTS Christian Church. At the ceremony, Roces wore a white wedding gown while her partner Arias was donned in a black and white tuxedo.
Superstar Nora Aunor and indie film director Adolf Alix, Jr. were two of the principal sponsors.
Roces and Arias first tied the knot in Canada last September.
Osang, 44, as she is fondly called by her peers, recalled how she met her lesbian lover during an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” on ABS-CBN last February.
“When I was 15, meron akong ka-on, babae s’ya. She’s a lesbian. Kasama ko s’ya sa bahay with my parents. Si Grace (Adriano), yung anak kong panganay, ginawa kong parang anak namin.
“Alam nila lahat yan sa bahay. Akala n’ya mahal ko ‘yung tatay ni Grace which is not (true) at ginamit (ko) lang s’ya para magkaroon ng baby na palalakihin namin,” said Roces.
“So naghiwalay kami. After nun, wala na akong naging seryosong relasyon, maski dun sa esposo ko. Parang may kulang at alam kong hindi ito. After 27 years, nagkita kami uli at ngayon magpapakasal na kami. Wala kahit isa sa kanila ang nag-judge sa akin,” Roces said.
“I’m very happy, obvious ba? Makikita naman sa outlook ko. Lahat ng mali ko sa buhay naitama ko, including yung paninigarilyo, na hindi ko dati maalis, walang ka effort-effort na nawala s’ya. Pag tinatama mo pala ‘yung buhay mo, lahat ng mga bisyo mo nawawala with the help of the Lord,” she said.
Roces has all praises for Aunor whom she worked for in an indie movie called “Kinabukasan” and the teleserye “Sa Ngalan ng Ina.”
“Kamay pa lang ni Ate Guy umaarte na. So thankful talaga ako na nakatrabaho ko s’ya. When you’re in between Anita Linda and Ate Guy, dapat alam mo ‘yung ginagawa mo kung kailan ka lumalagpas,” she said.