PARA sa Valentine’s Day, pinakilig ni Lucy Torres ang kanyang online followers after she posted a sweet message for her husband, actor-turned-politician Richard Gomez.

Lucy at Richard

In a long post, Lucy shared how they first met and admitted that she had been in love with Richard since she was 12 years old.

“The first time we sat down to a meal—lunch break during the first shooting day of the first storyboard of our first TVC together,” pambungad sa caption niya ng throwback photo nila ng asawa.

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“I did not particularly like vegetables back then and you noticed I had eaten everything else on my plate but the carrots. ‘You don’t like carrots? Try them, they’re good for the body.’ I ate every last bit, not really tasting them, just getting them down. I needed to do that anyway because, frankly, I couldn’t breathe,” pagbabalik-tanaw ni Lucy.

“I’ve loved you since I was 12, after all, and finally you were beside me. Real. Asking me to eat my vegetables. Plus earlier that day, on set indoors and under the light of the sun, your eyes were so beautiful, piercing. And I’d sometimes catch you staring at me, a little too long, a little too hard. Everything was a blur but you.”

Lucy was just a budding model at 18 when she first met Richard, who had been in showbiz for quite some time then. Tanda niya, only her sister Caren knew about her feelings for Richard.

Eventually, Lucy and Richard married five years after they first met and had their only child Juliana two years later.

So, cute at kilig naman ang Lucy-Richard love story na strong as ever pa rin, after two decades of being as one.

-ADOR V. SALUTA