9 Pinay Celebrities With Politician Partners

Around 65.7 million Filipinos have cast their votes in the 2022 Philippine elections on May 9. In the following weeks, more than 18,000 newly elected politicians were proclaimed. Meanwhile, some celebrities are currently in a relationship or married to them, and here are a few!

Heart Evangelista


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Heart Evangelista married Senator Chiz Escudero in 2015 at the Balesin Island Club. She met the former governor of Sorsogon through Miriam Defensor Santiago in 2012.

Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla


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Mariel Rodriguez was a regular host in one of Willie Revillame’s noontime shows when she met Senator Robin Padilla. The “Bad Boy of Philippine Cinema” was a guest host there and swept her woman off her feet. The pair married in 2010 at the Taj Mahal.

Maine Mendoza


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Maine Mendoza and Arjo Atayde have been together since December 2018. The actor-turned-politician was recently proclaimed as Quezon City’s first congressional district representative.

Bianca Manalo


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Beauty queen-turned-actress Bianca Manalo has been dating Senator Sherwin Gatchalian for three years. We recall that Manalo previously revealed on Instagram that her now-boyfriend pursued her for six years.

Audrey Tan-Zubiri


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Writer and businesswoman Audrey Tan met Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri in 2002 and got married in 2005.

Elvira “Tootsy” Echauz-Angara


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Tootsy Angara has been married to Senator Sonny Angara for 18 years. The advertising executive was Philippine Tatler’s Most Stylish Woman of 2017.

Lucy Torres-Gomez


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Celebrities-turned-politicians Lucy Torres-Gomez and Richard Gomez got engaged in 1997 and tied the knot in 1998 at Ormoc City. The couple was recently declared as Ormoc City Mayor and Leyte’s fourth district representative respectively. Lucy reportedly had a crush on Richard since she was 12, while it was love at first sight for Richard when they met on the set of a shampoo commercial in 1993.

Lani Mercado-Revilla

Lani Mercado-Revilla married Senator Bong Revilla in the United States in 1986 and had their Catholic wedding in 1996 in Cavite. The current Bacoor City mayor will be exchanging positions with Bong’s brother, Bacoor City Lone District Rep. Strike Revilla in their next term. Their son, Jolo Revilla, was also proclaimed Cavite’s first district representative.

Hon. Vilma Santos-Recto

In 1992, “Star of All Seasons” Vilma Santos married former Senator Ralph Recto, who is now a congressman in Batangas. The actress also entered politics herself by running for mayor in Lipa City, Batangas. Currently, she serves as a House Deputy Speaker and a Representative of Batangas’ 6th district.

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