While a social stigma still exists around age gaps in relationships, Beauty Gonzalez and Norman Crisologo manage to keep theirs strong and happy. “It doesn’t get boring! We learn a lot from each other every day,” the Kapamilya actress said at Closeup PH's #FREETOLOVE event. Below, the married couple talks about their love that lasts despite a 15-year age difference, and how they make it win against all odds.
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What's your favorite thing about each other?
Beauty: I really love Norman’s charm and wit. He’s so funny and straight to the point na matatawa ka nalang! I like people who tell me things honestly so that’s what I really love about him.
Norman: Ang dami talaga eh so I can’t pinpoint one thing. Well, her fans know na funny and charming sya, and bonus pa na maganda sya!
What are your similarities?
N: We like the same things.
B: Yeah, we both like old furniture.
N: And antiques!
B: I’m an old soul living in a young body—'yan yung common ground namin.
How are you different from each other?
N: She’s a provincial girl. She grew up in the province and I’m really a city guy. That’s also a big difference but it really works for us. With the generation gap, it’s nicer din eh. There are so many things that are different from us and it helps the relationship.
B: It doesn't get boring! We learn a lot from each other every day.
N: We have different perspectives so I try to think about things in a different way and I try to put myself in her shoes and vice versa. That’s always something new.
How do you keep your relationship strong?
N: We’re really bagay!
B: Timing lang din lahat eh and prayers.
N: I guess I’m a very patient guy also. I like to understand why she does things.
B: I’m patient too, hello!
N: Yes, she is.
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Photographs courtesy of Closeup Philippines