Gelli de Belen discovers about their sons studying abroad
Gelli de Belen and Ariel Rivera discovers about their sons studying abroad
By Rose Garcia Pep. Ph
Gelli de Belen is glad her sons Joaqui and Julio, who are studying abroad, have become independent and more responsible.
Gelli de Belen's Instagram feed was recently filled with posts about Joaqui and Julio, her two sons with husband Ariel Rivera.
The boys were in the Philippines for a few weeks of vacation and family time before they went back to Canada, where they are currently studying.
Gelli explained, "Kasi summer lang, pero ngayon nandoon na ulit sila, nakabalik na sila. Siguro naka-isang buwan at kalahati rin sila." The actress shared their present set-up. She would go to Canada thrice—beginning, middle, and end of the year. During Joaqui and Julio's summer vacations, they will come home to the Philippines.
She added, "May mga girls silang gusto, ka-text. Pero gusto ko, mag-focus sila sa dapat nilang pag-focusan. "Sabi nga ng Tatay nila, 'Alam niyo boys, yung girls, palaging nandiyan. Focus on whatever you need to focus and finish it. The girls will always be there and if you have something to stand for, meaning nakapagtapos ka ng pag-aaral, mas maraming girls.'"
Now that the boys have flown out of the nest, Gelli and Ariel are back to being alone at home. The couple also finished shooting an indie film, Ang Sikreto ng Piso. The family-oriented film will be released in cinemas nationwide on January 30 directed by Perry Escaño. "Ang weird! Ang weird namin na nagko-comedy kami ni Ariel," Gelli said of the movie's genre. "Keri ko yung nagdadrama kami, pero yung comedy, nawi-weirduhan ako. Well, mostly naman, sa akin nanggagaling ang comedy. Pero si Ariel, meron yung nararamdaman ko na—okay lang ba yun? May ganun. "Pero okay naman siya, kaya lang natatawa ko." The actress also opened up on what she likes about working with a spouse. "Yung comfort," she revealed. "It’s really comfortable working with your husband. So yung mga eksena na kailangang intimate, walang problema. Sabay kaming umuwi, yun lang.