Their May-December affair (he is 61 and she is 26) was even predicted to end prematurely even before the malicious conjecture gradually died down but the strong emotional connection between the couple proved soothsayers wrong.They faced every challenge, survived all trials, and stood victorious against every single odd.
Vic’s four children from previous marriage and relationships were assigned notable roles: Vicco (son from Coney Reyes) was Best Man, Oyo Boy (son from former wife Dina Bonnevie) and wife Kristine Hermosa were Cord Sponsors, daughter Danica (also from Dina) and basketballer husband Mark Pingris were Veil Sponsors, while daughter Paulina (courtesy of Angela Luz) and Pauleen’s brother Miguel were Candle Sponsors.
Incidentally, Vic’s brothers Val and Maru stood as Groom’s men simultaneously with wacky Eat Bulaga trio Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo, and Paolo Ballesteros while Tito was one of the Principal Sponsors together with longtime buddy Joey De Leon and Mr. EB’s hot property Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza of Al Dub tandem were designated as flower sponsors.
“Pauleen has a very fine, simple taste…never flamboyant or ostentatious,” said the amiable couple’s designer, Francis Libiran.
“From the start she made it clear that all she wanted was a simple gown of timeless elegance: no petticoat, nothing fuzzy, something light and comfortable.” The couple picked baby pink and taupe (brownish gray) for motif colors.
James the Great Parish Church in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
Now popularly tagged “Bosleng” (coined Vic’s alter moniker “Bossing” and Pauleen’s nickname “Poleng”), the couple’s peculiar and rough sailing relationship was seemingly displayed in a glass case viewed by the scrutinizing public.